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2023 Wisconsin Land Trust conference kicks off in Onalaska

ONALASKA (WKBT) -- The state`s 2023 land trust conference kicked off Tuesday morning at the Stoney Creek hotel.

A three-day event attracting land trust staff from across the state, the conference trains them and gives them the opportunity to network.

According to Michael Carlson, Wisconsin`s Alliance for Land Trusts executive director the conference is critical because healthy land and clean water are essential for both people and wildlife....
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Ken Notes: Land trusts are doing much to set aside land for the next generations. I wish we could partner the land trusts with developers to create environmental neighborhoods that attract tourist, workforce housing and planned development so we adapt a best practices system rather than a "who gets there first" system. I know of some trust land that should be developed and a LOT of development land that should be placed in a trust.

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GOP lawmakers vote to create $125M fund to address PFAS contamination

Members of the Legislature`s budget committee voted Thursday to create a $125 million fund for removing PFAS, a synthetic chemical tied to adverse health outcomes, from Wisconsin drinking water.

The fund was proposed and approved by an 11-4 party line vote at a hearing of the Joint Finance Committee Thursday evening, but Republicans who run the panel did not specify how the money was to be used. Rep. Mark Born, R-Beaver Dam, the committee`s co-chair, said laws will be passed separately to determine how the funds are get spent.

"The bills are gonna work their way through the legislative process," he said. "Our priority is to make sure there`s funding available to work on these things."...

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Baraboo joins Wisconsin environmental coalition

baraboo took a step toward reducing its carbon footprint on Tuesday night at the strong behest of a local clean energy group.

The city council unanimously approved its membership in the recently-formed Wisconsin Local Government Climate Coalition. Baraboo joined 16 other jurisdictions statewide in the coalition, which was formed in 2020 to provide local governments (villages, cities, counties) avenues for cleaner energy and initiatives that combat climate change.

Madison, Milwaukee, and Green Bay are three of the coalition’s members. Dane, Milwaukee, and Eau Claire counties also have joined...
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Our View: Possible progress on PFAS

The decision last week to start setting aside money in the state budget to address PFAS pollution was the beginning of a step in the right direction.

Legislators voted to set aside $125 million to help with removal of the “forever chemicals” from Wisconsin’s environment. The chemicals, which are very difficult to break down, are a growing concern as both state and federal environmental regulators gather information.

The range of uses for the chemicals is astonishing. They’re in some cookware. They show up in firefighting foam (more on that in a couple paragraphs). Some clothing is stain-resistant because the fabric includes PFAS chemicals...

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EPA`s proposed limits on power plant carbon pollution could be costly

Coal plants and natural gas facilities would have to essentially eliminate heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming by 2040 under new carbon pollution standards proposed Thursday by President Joe Biden’s administration.

In Wisconsin, supporters say the proposal is a "game-changer," while power providers are evaluating its effects on affordability and reliability.

The Environmental Protection Agency said the proposal would avoid releasing up to 617 million metric tons of carbon dioxide through 2042. The agency said that’s roughly the same as taking 137 million cars or roughly half the nation’s vehicles off the road. Second only to transportation, the power sector is a leading source of greenhouse gas pollution, accounting for 25 percent of all emissions...

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Ken Notes: Let me make a prediction or two, One - politics will shift long before 2040 and this will be reversed, Two - natural gas co-gen facilities will be required in the short term to assure a stable power grid as we shift to renewables. We could easily reduce carbon dioxide by sitting down with the utilities and developing a plan. Close coal, remediate the sites, create a more distributed grid, add power from AG, and adopt technologies that reduce our actual use of energy.

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Book Club: Celebrating environmental success stories in the Great Lakes

In his book “Great Lakes Champions: Grassroots Efforts to Clean Up Polluted Watersheds,” John Hartig looks at how 14 Great Lakes residents are working to restore some of the region’s most degraded areas. While significant challenges remain, there is much to celebrate, including the return of sentinel fish and wildlife species, lower contaminant levels in fish and wildlife populations, and greater public access to these waters...

...Great Lakes Now: You note near the end of your book that each of the 14 champions has certain traits in common. What are they and how can we encourage these traits?

Each of the champions share nine traits in common:

  • Passion for the Great Lakes and their restoration
  • Big dreamer with a compelling vision
  • Collaborative team builder
  • Eagerness to learn and share knowledge with others
  • Practical problem solver
  • Action oriented and adaptable
  • In it for the long haul
  • Honesty and integrity
  • A generous servant leader
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Clean energy plan progress report

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today, together with the Evers Administration’s Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy, released the Clean Energy Plan Progress Report, highlighting accomplishments in the year since the release of the state’s first-ever Clean Energy Plan. The report outlines efforts taken to lower energy bills and prices for working families, promote energy independence by reducing reliance on out-of-state energy sources, lay the groundwork for creating an estimated 40,000 jobs by 2030, and invest in job training and apprenticeship programs in innovative industries and technologies.

“Reaching our goals for a sustainable, clean energy future for Wisconsin doesn’t happen overnight, which is why I am excited to share the progress we’ve already made since we launched our state’s first-ever Clean Energy Plan roughly one year ago,” said Gov. Evers. “Climate change continues to impact the health, safety, and livelihoods of Wisconsinites every day, and we must continue working together to ensure we create a clean energy economy that will benefit all Wisconsinites. I look forward to continuing to support our public- and private-sector partners already doing this work at the local level, reflected in this year’s Progress Report, and encourage members of the Legislature to do their part to help build the better future we’ve promised our kids and that we want to see for our state in the next budget.”...

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USDA and volunteers team up to replant storm damaged forest areas in Northern Wisconsin

RHINELANDER, Wis. (WBAY) - The United States Forest Service (USDA) is partnering with “Trees For Tomorrow” to replant trees in the areas of Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest on May 19,2023. The area was hit badly by severe storms in the summer of 2021, and many trees were lost as a result.

Volunteers who wish to participate in the replanting effort and possibly installing some fencing are welcome and may register with USDA Forest Service District Ranger Chad Kirschbaum at (715) 525-2076.

Kirschbaum has already enlisted support...

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Ken Notes: They grow up fast, I can now camp under trees I planted when I was just 15. I know the year because my employer let me drive his truck all summer with the admonition, "Don`t get caught."

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New PFAS Fish Consumption Advisory For Green Bay And Associated Tributaries

Elevated Levels Of PFAS Found In Rainbow Smelt

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced a new PFAS-based consumption advisory for the Bay of Green Bay and its tributaries.

Elevated levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), a type of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), were detected in rainbow smelt sampled from Green Bay. As a result, the DNR and DHS recommend consuming only one meal per week of rainbow smelt from the Bay of Green Bay and its associated tributaries up to the first dam, including portions of the Peshtigo, Oconto and Menominee rivers.

PFAS are a group of human-made chemicals that have been used for decades in various products, such as non-stick cookware, fast food wrappers, stain-resistant sprays and certain types of firefighting foams that have made their way into the environment...

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Ken Notes: We are going to find PFAS everywhere. We need to focus on keeping it out of our watershed moving forward and cost effective treatment for what is there now...

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Wisconsin judge upholds key state approval of giant power line

MADISON, Wis. (CN) — A Wisconsin circuit court judge on Monday ruled in favor of a state regulator in a lawsuit challenging its issuance of an important certificate for the construction of a massive multistate power line opponents have been fighting tooth and nail for years.

Environmentalists and others opposing construction of the Cardinal Hickory-Creek transmission line – a high-voltage 345 kilovolt, 17-story-high, 102-mile-long power line being built in Iowa and Wisconsin – started suing in state and federal courts in late 2019 when the ball started rolling on the project, including with initial approvals from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, a public utilities regulator that approves major projects like the power line...

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Ken Notes: I regret that we were unable to sit down and discuss alternate routes, exchanging support for trails and tourism options, and other benefits to the State. In stead we have wealthy lawyers no route changes and little to show for our efforts. I would again remind everyone that the highway has already cut a path through the area along what is arguably the least evasive route.

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`Once in a lifetime` federal money is coming to Wisconsin`s farm conservation programs

A sweeping federal investment in combating climate change will almost double the amount of money Wisconsin receives for some of its farm conservation programs, meaning more farmers will be able to get help protecting their soil, reducing runoff and improving water quality...

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Wisconsin environmental regulators settle wastewater lawsuit with large dairy farm

One of Wisconsin’s largest dairy operations has reached a settlement with state environmental regulators that calls for the company to eventually stop spreading liquid manure in exchange for avoiding groundwater monitoring requirements.

The deal puts an end to a lawsuit that Kinnard Farms filed against the state Department of Natural Resources last year. Court documents show the settlement went into effect Saturday. Kinnard Farms officials said the agreement was reached last month.

The Kinnard operation includes 16 industrial farms with about 8,000 cows. It has struggled with agricultural pollution for years as contaminants seeped into private wells. Kewaunee County has relatively shallow soil that does a poor job filtering water, making the area especially susceptible to groundwater contamination...

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Ken Notes: Digestion, imagine that...

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PFAS in Wisconsin workshop highlights progress and struggles communities face when dealing with contamination

Rhinelander is in the process of scouting locations for a new well after two of its wells were shut down over PFAS in 2019.

At least two dozen families on private wells in the Starks area in eastern Oneida County are currently using bottled water for drinking and cooking as their water levels are testing at extreme PFAS levels.

The City of Wausau had to install a filtration system that will cost $800,000 a year to maintain to remove the PFAS from its water supply.

The Wisconsin DNR is preparing for more communities to have to take similar actions as they begin to test for PFAS...

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Ken Notes: Did I mention everywhere... Keep Reading...

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MADISON, Wis. (CN) — A Wisconsin circuit court judge on Monday ruled in favor of a state regulator in a lawsuit challenging its issuance of an impor

A Native American Tribe in Wisconsin this week asked a federal court to order an emergency shutdown to the Line 5 oil and gas pipeline that crosses its reservation.

Tribal authorities argue extreme riverbank erosion in recent weeks now puts the pipeline at much higher risk of rupture during any future storm. They released drone footage captured during this year’s springtime flooding they say proves soils eroded from beneath the pipeline and exposed the aging infrastructure to river currents...

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Ken Notes: See Above....

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Another source of toxic PFAS in Wisconsin: Toilet paper?

University of Florida researchers warn toilet paper could be `major source` of wastewater contamination

When you flush your toilet, sending waste to a nearby sewage treatment system, you might also be contributing toxic chemicals to the local watershed.

University of Florida scientists recently studied 21 toilet paper brands from around the world and found traces of PFAS in each case. The study does not name the brands....

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Ken Notes: Yep, toilet paper.

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As more Wisconsinites use solar panels and drive EV, more mining may come to western states

A note for Milwaukee-area users of solar power and other forms of renewable energy and also for drivers of electric vehicles: More mines are being proposed in the Western U.S. to provide metals for the expected growth in those and other high-tech products, which are aimed at reducing reliance on fossil fuels and lessening the impacts of global warming.

That leaves some people trying to make sure the fight against climate change doesn`t lead to more air and water pollution near the new mines, including in the state of Idaho.

On a bright spring day in the small community of Idaho City, landowner Ted Jewell is talking about his hillside:

"Now, all mining needs a lot of timbers, and this was no exception. They logged all of this hill off," he says...

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Ken Notes: Don`t point west! Wisconsin has copper, and other heavy metals as well. We may regret an unplanned switch to renewables as we loose our forests and open spaces...

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Wisconsin judge unlikely to shut down Line 5

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge said Thursday he is unlikely to force an energy company to shut down an oil pipeline in northern Wisconsin, despite arguments from a Native American tribe that the line is at immediate risk of being exposed by erosion and rupturing on reservation land.

U.S. District Judge William Conley said the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa didn’t prove that an emergency exists along a stretch of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline where large sections of nearby riverbank have been washed away in recent weeks. Conley also expressed frustration with the tribe for not allowing Enbridge to reinforce the land around the pipeline...
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Made to Burn: How climate change impacts fire-adapted environments

Many forest, grassland ecosystems across US evolved to thrive after fires, but climate change alters delicate balance

April 12 to 14, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and National Weather Service issued a red flag warning, which indicates extreme risk for a wildfire due to different environmental conditions. April 14, the Arcadia Fire — a 2,900-acre wildfire — started in Monroe County, according to the DNR. Officials contained the fire within a day.

DNR Forest Fire Protection Section Chief James Barnier said that due to climate change, the ideal conditions for wildfires are becoming more common in recent years. According to the 2021 Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts Report, precipitation during the summer months has decreased, making Wisconsin’s forests more vulnerable to wildfires...

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Ken Notes: Good read. Special thanks to the Badger Herald for doing a deep dive on this issue.

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DNR Sec. Adam Payne on PFAS, wolf management and more

Adam Payne was named secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources earlier this year. We talk with the secretary about the current environmental protection and natural resource management issues facing Wisconsin...

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Ken Notes: Interesting listen...

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Peninsula State Park Selected As A 2023 Leave No Trace Spotlight

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is pleased to share that Peninsula State Park has been selected as a 2023 Spotlight site by the Leave No Trace organization.

To celebrate the designation, representatives from the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team, Destination Door County and DNR staff will host a series of events June 8-10 to highlight the park and provide information on sustainable practices.

The spotlight site designation is a part of Leave No Trace`s initiative to shine a light on communities rising to meet the challenge of record use of outdoor spaces. Sites are nominated for the spotlight by local land agencies or community groups. Peninsula State Park is one of 20 sites selected nationwide, each with unique environmental challenges.

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Ken Notes: It is a magical place...

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Spring flooding worsens erosion near Enbridge pipeline, heightening fears of exposure

Enbridge says pipeline is operating safely, but some groups call for a shutdown

Spring flooding has worsened river bank erosion near a Canadian firm`s oil and gas pipeline on a northern Wisconsin tribe`s reservation, heightening fears among some that the pipe could become exposed.

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and subsidiaries of Enbridge, Inc. filed a joint brief in federal court Monday that states the banks of the Bad River have lost up to about 10 feet in some spots over the past two weeks. In early April, warm weather caused rapid snowmelt and runoff into the Bad River watershed...

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Ken Notes: The pipeline is 70 years old, that may be the real problem.

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Small things add up during Earth Day celebration

SUPERIOR — Students of all ages gathered at the Superior-Douglas County Family YMCA on Friday, April 28, to celebrate Earth Day.

The second annual event paired children in 4K at the YMCA and fifth graders from Lake Superior Elementary School with leaders from the Northwestern Middle School FACT group. The teen-led FACT movement began in 2001 to spread the truth about big tobacco.

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Meet the engineers making a difference in Wisconsin communities

Even before they graduate, University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers contribute their expertise to public and private clients around the state in ways that improve lives, protect natural resources and save money. Students gain hands-on experience working with local governments and manufacturers as they tackle real-world problems.

From Rhinelander to Trempealeau County and Cottage Grove, here are just a few examples of UW–Madison College of Engineering students and faculty stepping up to provide Wisconsin communities and businesses with expert information and tangible benefits — benefits that could be multiplied in the future with a new, state-of-the-art engineering building to support expanded programs and a larger pipeline of Badger engineers.

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DNR Highlights Habitat Restoration Partnerships

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proud to highlight partnerships with several external organizations that help improve public land and habitat across our state.

Earlier this year, the DNR added two new partnerships to the growing list who help strengthen the DNR`s mission to protect and improve habitat for wildlife species.

“Habitat conservation programs are essential to maintaining and improving the places where wildlife live to ensure their populations are healthy," said Jason Fleener, DNR Wetland Habitat Specialist. "Habitat conservation also helps Wisconsinites by improving the land and water quality in the places where people recreate and live."...
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Sustainability project showcases progress through national sustainability metrics

Farmers in northeastern Wisconsin participating in a broad, data-driven sustainability initiative now have the first year’s results, and the project partners are encouraged by what they see.

Eleven farmers in Peninsula Pride Farms are evaluating on-farm sustainability metrics for three years to better understand the impact of conservation practices on their cropland as well as the local watersheds. While the farms have practiced conservation for decades, they now have documented positive changes in reducing environmental pollutants reaching streams and rivers...

,,,Cornette and his brother, Tom, are fourth-generation dairy farmers in Luxemburg. What started as a 30-cow tie-stall dairy in the 1970s is now a 360-cow herd using Lely robots and crop farming about 1,000 acres. Paul is a founding member of PPF and a board member of both PPF and Farmers for Sustainable Food, a project partner assisting with management with Houston Engineering Inc...

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Ken Notes: Good read and great efforts. I have to mention that 360 cow herds are on the problem, 3,600 cow herds are. The best management practices that they support are noteworthy.

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Ken`s Notes: Every week in I aggregate a few articles on electric vehicles, these are national articles and often of personal interest to me...

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Wood County Solar Project in Wisconsin Earns an Envision Platinum Award for Sustainable Infrastructure

SARATOGA, Wisconsin — The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) has awarded Envision Platinum to Alliant Energy’s Wood County Solar Project, highlighting its contributions to sustainable development and clean and renewable energy.

Located in Saratoga, Wisconsin, the Wood County Solar Project, built by integrated engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contractor Burns & McDonnell, will produce approximately 300 GWh of electricity annually. This project is part of Alliant Energy’s solar program that includes adding nearly 1,100 MW of solar power into Wisconsin’s power grid by the summer of 2024...

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AGs Urge Action on Households` Invisible Plastic Waste

In a letter, 17 Democratic state attorneys general called on the federal government to address "microfibers," the tiny bits of plastic most clothing sheds in washing machines.

For many, plastic pollution conjures images of sea critters tangled up in plastic soda rings or single-use bags tumbling down sidewalks. But in a letter this week, 17 Democratic state attorneys general, including Washington, D.C., urged the federal government to address a more insidious kind of pollution coming from a surprising source: laundry...

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FLOW Board discusses legal remedies for nitrate pollution, and beavers

LOWER WISCONSIN RIVER - The Friends of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway (FLOW) held a bi-monthly board meeting at the Tripp Heritage Museum in Prairie du Sac on Thursday, April 20.

Highlights of the meeting included a report on recent testimony by Vice President Dave Marshall to the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB), plans for a FLOW Science Symposium, and a presentation on the value of beavers in the Riverway.

Dave Marshall travelled to Madison on April 12 to present information to the NRB about nitrate contamination of the oxbow lakes along the Riverway, and to request that the NRB take various actions to protect the Ramsar Wetland of International Importance. Those requests include:
• restore the original Lower Wisconsin State Riverway (LWSR) Knowles-Nelson Stewardship funding that was established under Act 31 in 1989. The annual funding was discontinued in 1994

• LWSR boundaries reassessment is long overdue

• increase scenic easement purchases which have not kept up with the Act 31 commitments...

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`People have lost the connection with food`: Indoor farm hopes to bring fresh, sustainable products to Wisconsin, northern Illinois

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin is a proud farming state.

Agriculture is a large economic factor contributing to $104.8-billion of the state`s economy annually. Currently, the Department of Trade and Consumer Protection reports there are 64,100 farms in the `Dairy State` sitting on 14.2-million acres of land.

When it comes to growing products such as basil, cilantro, dill and other salad greens, climate can play a big factor. Square Roots, a New York-based company with a location in Kenosha is looking to eliminate Mother Nature from the farming equation.

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Biology teacher at Unity High School named a 2024 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year

MADISON, Wis. (WEAU) -The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is announcing that five educators from across Wis. have been named 2024 Wisconsin Teachers of the Year.

According to a media release from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Brian Collins, a Biology Teacher at Unity High School, Unity School District, is one of those named.

The media release states, “Collins has taught general biology, AP biology, environmental biology, human anatomy/physiology, ecology, zoology, and ornithology at Unity for about 22 years. He has used the school forest for research and innovative learning opportunities, and even has his own collection of “birds on a stick” in his classroom. Collins has coached football and powerlifting at the schools, has been a participant of Unity’s Ojibwe Language Revitalization Club, and has chaired the Professional Staff Development Committee. He continues his passion for birds and photography every summer as a contract biologist working all over Wisconsin for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, which he shares in his classroom.”...

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Shore: Addressing PFAS one of EPA`s `biggest challenges`

Eliminating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in land and water across the Great Lakes region serves as one of the “biggest challenges looming” for environmental regulators, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) top Midwest official.

EPA Region 5 Administrator Debra Shore outlined the agency’s regulatory responses to PFAS contamination during remarks at The Chicago Farmers’ annual meeting May 8. Region 5 covers Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and 35 federally recognized tribal nations.

“Our goal is to get ahead of the problem and stop the release of PFAS into the environment, which is the most important thing we can do to support our agricultural community,” Shore said, noting that “agriculture and wastewater systems are on the forefront of this battle.”...

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Ken Notes: While elimination may be almost insurmountable, cost effective treatment, new uncontaminated sources, and prevention of further release are all within reach....

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Hide Your Weed Wacker! Lock Up Your Pesticides! It’s No Mow May.

Why more and more Americans are letting their lawns go wild each spring.

If you live on a decent-sized property in a major Middle American city or a grass-covered suburb in the Northeast, there’s a good chance your local government is encouraging you to keep your lawnmower locked up right now. It’s “No Mow May”—a month to reconsider what your lawn can really do for you and the broader environment, and a hot spring trend that has steadily bloomed over the last three years to lawn-rich communities across the United States.

More and more people are saying it, literally: Neglecting the mow is the way to go. In fact, while letting your lawn lie fallow, you can also cut back on all the other resources they demand of us: the staggering amounts of water, the smelly and harmful pesticides, the overpriced fertilizers from your local department store. Sure, it may not seem the most intuitive concept at first. Allowing the grass to grow unseasonably high, even for just a month, means unchecked weed growth, the odd mole or rabbit, and surely a side-eye from visitors who associate neatly trimmed lawns with civic orderliness. But there’s a good reason why No Mow Day has become a thing. And why even if your town isn’t officially marking it, you should start...
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AgSTAR’s New Digester Project Development Handbook

Hot off the “press,” AgSTAR’s updated handbook is a comprehensive compilation of the latest knowledge in the industry on best practices for anaerobic digestion and biogas systems.

For 26 years, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) AgSTAR Program has been helping farmers and communities across the United States develop and implement anaerobic digestion (AD) biogas systems. These systems are critical to reduce methane emissions from manure management operations, while also providing other environmental and economic benefits. As a trusted partnership program, AgSTAR helps educate the public on best practices for designing, implementing and maintaining digester projects and brings together leading experts to discuss opportunities and challenges for advancing the biogas industry.

AgSTAR’s newest resource, the Anaerobic Digester Project Development Handbook, is a comprehensive compilation of the latest knowledge in the industry on best practices for AD/ biogas systems. The goal of the Handbook is to ensure long-term project success for AD biogas systems by providing background and a framework for AD project development.
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Ken Notes:I would love to see Wisconsin become the leader in this technology! Every farmer and elected official in the state should download this.

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