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World Bank’s Water Dealings Could Have Dangerous Repercussions on Global Community

In response to fears that the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is not effectively monitoring and managing the conflicts of interest created when it takes an equity stake in water corporations where it also served as a water sector adviser, U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04), Ranking Member on the Financial Services Committee’s Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee, sent a letter to Dr. Jim Young Kim, President of the World Bank Group, outlining her concerns and those of other critical stakeholder groups like Corporate Accountability International

Grant will fund assistant naturalist, invasive species coordinator and trail laborer at Peninsula State...

Peninsula State Park in Door County will have more naturalist activities available, be better positioned to deal with invasive species and have improved trail maintenance thanks to a $25,500 donation from Friends of Peninsula State Park accepted by the state Natural Resources Board in Madison today

Prescribed burn proposed for sections of the Hank Aaron State Trail

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is planning to conduct prescribed burning on a small section of the Hank Aaron State Trail in Milwaukee County this spring. Prescribed burning is part of an ongoing effort to preserve and restore the landscape found within DNR properties throughout Wisconsin. These burns reduce leaf litter, improve wildlife habitat, redistribute nutrients and help control invasive species

Habitat Handout Day for Pierce and St. Croix counties scheduled for April 23 in...

Property owners interested in making their land more wildlife-friendly are invited to attend Habitat Handout Day Saturday, April 23 in Baldwin, Wis. Attendees will receive free spruce trees, wildlife-friendly shrubs, and seed for wildlife food plots. Distribution will occur from noon to 2 p.m. at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shop building, located at 890 Spruce St., Baldwin, Wis

Head to Crex for a Learn to Hunt turkey event April 22-24

Those interested in building a strong connection with nature, learning more about conservation, eating locally and sustainably, and receiving hands-on training from hunting experts are encouraged to head to Crex Meadows Wildlife Area in April for a Learn to Hunt turkey event.

Quick tips can help homeowners avoid potential bear conflicts this spring

Many bears throughout Wisconsin have begun to emerge from their dens, and homeowners are encouraged to take precautions to avoid potential conflicts with hungry bears. Black bears normally avoid contact with people, but when food sources are available bears can quickly learn to associate humans with food

Village of Rib Lake seeks DNR approval for wastewater treatment upgrade

The village of Rib Lake has requested approval from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to upgrade its existing wastewater treatment facility. The Taylor County village's treatment facility has historically performed adequately and generally complied with DNR discharge standards.


The Water Council: “An important and critical step in fostering new, innovative procedures and products in the marketplace and in communities that would help address these tremendous national challenges.”

State Senate Advances Foreclosure Reform Bill

Four bills authored by Representative Terry Katsma (R–Oostburg) passed in the Wisconsin State Senate on Tuesday including Assembly Bill (AB) 720, a bill that shortens Wisconsin’s cumbersome residential foreclosure process to the benefit of neighborhoods across the state. All four bills have also passed in the Assembly and are now headed to Governor Scott Walker for signature into law.


U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced new legislation, the Water Technology Acceleration Act, which would accelerate the development and deployment of water technologies to solve our most pressing water challenges, including lead safety, phosphorous reduction and treatment of bacteria and nitrates.


Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Announces National Mortgage Settlement Relief Exceeds...

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Wisconsin borrowers received $23.5 million in mortgage loan-related relief in the first quarter of 2013 under the National Mortgage Settlement. Adding to previously announced totals, 3,516 Wisconsin borrowers have now claimed $167,183,021 in loan-related relief. In addition, 106 Wisconsin borrowers are in trial mortgage modifications, which will add $8 million to the State’s relief in coming months – raising the projected total to more than $175 million statewide so far.


DNR offers guidance to shoreland property owners struggling with damage after...

As spring weather sets in, some shoreland property owners in Northern Wisconsin are discovering Mother Nature has changed the look of their waterfront due to shifting ice over the winter months