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Kids are invited to climb a tree at River Bend Oct. 2

CALEDONIA — Kids, go climb a tree! A “Kids’ Climb” is a new addition to the River Bend Nature Center’s annual Chainsaw Carving & Art Forest Festival which is happening on Sunday, Oct. 2. Wisconsin Arborist Association hosts Kids’ Climb River Bend Nature Center (RBNC), 3600 N. Green Bay Road., in cooperation with the Wisconsin […]

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Flood damages: 2 tips for recovering loss from Racine County Emergency Management

Many homeowners in Racine County are experiencing the effects of the consistent rainfall and flooding that happened on Sept. 11 and 12. Dealing with a flooded basement can be emotionally and physically draining. When disaster strikes, it’s difficult to gather resources and connect to those who can provide you assistance. Water damage is costly. These […]

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Update: City of Racine extends bulk pick-up of flood-damaged items until Sept. 20

RACINE — The City of Racine Department of Public Works has extended its bulk pick-up collection for E-waste and bulky household items that were damaged from the heavy rains and flooding. Crews will be collecting items via curbside bulk pick-up until Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 3:00 p.m. per CBS. This special pick-up is for items […]

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Electric bus fleet grows in City of Racine with $3.8 million grant

RACINE – The City of Racine has been awarded nearly $3.8 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission Vehicle Program to add four more electric buses to its fleet. The grant, announced Wednesday, means that Racine Transit (RYDE Racine) will have 13 all-electric, battery-powered buses making nearly […]

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Beekeeping workshop held on Aug. 17 at Kenosha’s Gateway campus

A beekeeping workshop is coming to Gateway Technical College’s Center for Sustainable Living at the Kenosha campus, 3520 30th Ave. The workshop will be held on August 17 at 4 p.m. Beekeeping expert to speak The workshop will focus on the importance of pollinators, specifically honeybees. Stephanie Slater, a beekeeping expert, will teach about honeybees, […]

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Racine included on new electric vehicle multistate tour route

RACINE – The City of Racine will be a stop on a new 1,100-mile route around Lake Michigan designed for operators of electric vehicles (EVs), state and local officials announced here Tuesday morning. The Lake Michigan Electric Vehicle (EV) Circuit Tour is a collaborative effort from the governors of Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois, said […]

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DNR: Friday’s local air quality is ‘unhealthy’

RACINE and KENOSHA – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on Friday warned that the air quality index is expected to reach the red, or “unhealthy,” level. The air quality advisory for Racine and Kenosha counties runs through 11 p.m. The air quality advisory means that people with lung ailments (such as asthma), heart […]

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Cooling Centers in Racine County

With the temperatures rising, cooling centers are a necessary outlet for many in our city. Racine residents in need of shelter, cooling assistance, or additional services can call 211 for available resources. In addition, in Racine County, the following locations are available as cooling centers. These locations serve as temporary assistance. It is important that Racine County […]

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Richard Bong State Recreation Area celebrates Pollinator Week; 3 ways you can get involved

Richard Bong State Recreation Area is participating in Pollinator Week. This annual celebration takes place from June 20 through 26 and aims to create awareness about pollinator health. The Bong’s Naturalist Association strives to connect people with Racine County’s only state recreation area. Through the celebration of Pollinator Week, they are continuing their efforts to […]

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Root-Pike WIN Springs Into Action to Restore, Protect and Sustain Local Watersheds

Earth Day and Arbor Day are in the rearview mirror, however, the time to take action for the planet never ends. The Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network (Root-Pike WIN), is working to keep the focus on restoring, protecting and sustaining all watersheds within the Root-Pike basin. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), “the […]

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Gov. Evers Celebrates Earth Day, Signs Executive Order Creating the Office of Environmental Justice

FRANKLIN — Gov. Tony Evers celebrated Earth Day on Friday at the Indian Community School in Franklin by signing Executive Order #161 to create the Office of Environmental Justice at the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA). The Office of Environmental Justice will work in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy to facilitate […]

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March Forth to Earth Day: The Impact of the Pipeline on Mother Earth; Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The March Forth to Earth Day project, an Environmental Conservation Organization, started on March 4th, 2022. Rallies in various cities across Wisconsin kicked off a movement for the Earth and our future. Wisconsin activists and environmentalists have participated in eight consecutive weeks of activism focused on climate change. The project will conclude on Earth Day, […]

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5 Practical Earth Day Events Happening in Southeastern Wisconsin

Each year, Earth Day is observed on April 22. This day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement that took place in 1970, according to Earthday.org. The theme for Earth Day 2022 is “Invest In Our Planet” and calls on people to take action to protect, preserve and exercise prudence. Southeastern […]