Explore the issues surrounding protecting Wisconsin’s ground and surface water
The forum will feature a farmer/clean water activist, a UW-Extension educator, and a lake resident/activist.
Lynn Utesch, Kewaunee County farmer and clean water activist, is known statewide for his sustainable, environmentally friendly farming and his opposition to factory farms polluting surface waters and acquifers around the State – Kewaunee County is home to some of the most dangerous and damaging pollution from Concentrated Agricultural Operations (CAFOs) that dump millions of tons of cow and pig manure into the environment.
Dan Zerr, UW-Extension Natural Resources Educator for the Lower Chippewa River Basin, teaches about the current status and on-going threats to area drinking water, rivers, lakes and streams.
Dick Lamers, retired Tainter Lake resident, expresses the anger and frustration of people living on toxic blue-green algae polluted lakes. This quality of life and health impact has spurred Lamar’s advocacy for clean water, leading to organizing the annual Red Cedar Conference which promotes sustainable agriculture and other conservation practices.
This forum is sponsored by Sierra Club, Citizen Action, and Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters.
The forum begins at 7 PM on Wednesday, November 1.
for more information, view the event page here.