In the News

 

20 Oct 2018

Wisconsin Officials Look to Address Water Contamination

“LA CROSSE – Wis. – Officials in Wisconsin are considering how to respond to growing concerns over nitrate contamination in private wells.” 

1 Oct 2018

League of Women Voters Look at Water Quality Issues

“La Crosse, Wis (WXOW) – Members of the League of Women Voters Upper Mississippi River Initiative hope they can play a bigger role in tackling water issues locally.”

22 Sep 2018

Nature Nuts: Austin’s Cedar River Fails the Pollution Test

“It was a nice July day, but more importantly, it followed an overnight rain throughout the area. That was enough for Larry Dolphin to mobilize a crew to test the headwaters of the Cedar River in Dodge County. I was invited to join the effort…”

19 Sep 2018

Water Day: Learn About Local Water Quality

“Water quality is a crucial aspect of a healthy environment, and several organizations are partnering to show Winona citizens how to care for their local streams. Sustain Winona and the Izaak Walton League of America are teaming up for the first Winona Water Day event, to take place this Saturday at Levee Park.”

6 Sep 2018

Former Austin Nature Center Director Hasn’t Let Up Outdoors Focus

“Water quality is a big problem in southern Minnesota, so this is something me and Nancy are passionate about,” he said. “We want to leave our little part of the world a better place for future generations.”

19 June 2018

Height of Illinois Levees Concerning to Some in Missouri

“State versus state battle lines are being drawn across the Mississippi River, with a top Missouri official urging Illinois regulators to back away from a plan allowing higher levees that could push more floodwater to the Missouri side of the river.”

10 June 2018

In Southern Minnesota, Citizen Scientists Take on Pollution in Much-Used Cedar River Watershed

“They found dangerous levels of E. coli in Cedar River Watershed…”

24 June 2017

Corps’ Mississippi River Dredging Plan Threatens Wabasha Farm, Tourism

“A longtime family farm could be sacrificed to keep barges moving.”