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National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Delegation Tours Racine County Water Shed Areas

RACINE COUNTY – County Executive Jonathan Delagrave met with the leadership contingent from the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) last Friday during a visit to Racine County. The group came to Wisconsin as part of their 75th Anniversary celebration and annual summer meeting being held in Chicago.  Members of the NACD viewed the new […]

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North, Zoo Beaches Declared Unsafe For Swimming Later Today, Tomorrow

RACINE –  Because of expected hazardous conditions on Lake Michigan, North Beach and Zoo Beach here are under a Beach Safety Alert starting at 7 p.m. today (Tuesday) and running until 7 a.m. Wednesday. The Racine Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) reported hazardous conditions forecast for both beaches mean that the beaches […]

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Agency Secretaries Unite to Call Attention to Climate Disaster Mitigation Opportunities

WISCONSIN— On Monday, Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable, Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary Dawn Crim, and Department of Financial Institutions Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld visited Door County to raise awareness of climate disaster resiliency and mitigation opportunities. The Commissioner and Secretaries visited several homes designed by architect Virge Temme that highlighted ways in which […]

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Ancient human remains found at proposed Kohler golf course site in Wisconsin

By Jim Malewitz, Wisconsin Watch Archeologists have unearthed ancient human remains of Native Americans who lived up to 2,500 years ago during excavations of the Sheboygan County site along Lake Michigan where Kohler Co. wants to build an 18-hole golf course. In a 2019 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Cultural Resource Management report, a red circle marks […]

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Southeast Wisconsin Solar Group Buy Chooses Solar Vendor, Holds Informational Webinars for 2021 Group Buy Season

City of Racine – The Southeast Wisconsin Solar Group Buy (SWSGB) has selected Eagle Point Solar as its solar installer this year. Since 2010, Eagle Point Solar has been committed to the installation and deployment of solar photovoltaic systems throughout the Midwest. As the area’s largest installer with more than 1700 installations and 35 MW of […]

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‘The middle of a massive contamination’: Residents of Wisconsin region struggle with aftereffects of dangerous ‘forever chemicals’

By John McCracken, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting Craig Koller grew up splashing through backyard creeks and biking gravel trails, sometimes through the Johnson Control Industries Fire Technology Center. Black smoke wafted overhead as it conducted controlled burns to test firefighting foam, producing a dangerous “forever chemical” known as PFAS. As a kid growing up […]

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Gov. Evers Celebrates Earth Day, Signs Executive Order Pledging to Conserve and Restore Forestland

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers proclaimed today, April 22, 2021, as Earth Day in the state of Wisconsin. The governor also celebrated the day by signing Executive Order #112. In an Earth Day pledge, Gov. Evers committed to working with public, private, and non-governmental partners to conserve 125,000 acres of forest land. Also, to plant […]

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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #108 Declaring an Energy Emergency

MADISON – On Thursday, Governor Tony Evers signed Executive Order #108, declaring an energy emergency in the state of Wisconsin. Due to the below-average temperatures, snow, and ice storms throughout the state leading up to February, deliveries of petroleum and propane products shipped by truck, barge, and particularly rail are limited. This Executive Order will […]

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Andis Chickadee Trail Invites Families to Re-Engage Outdoors Amidst Pandemic

River Bend Nature Center is proud to announce the Andis Foundation as the name sponsor of the first phase of the Andis Chickadee Trail. This project comes at a critical time when families are balancing at-home education amid the COVID-19 pandemic pressures. The Andis Chickadee Trail is a new, interactive trail designed to engage children […]