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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 […]

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Celebrate Earth Day resumes at Gateway Technical College on April 23

Gateway Technical College is hosting its 14th annual Celebrate Earth Day event on April 23. The event will be held in person from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Gateway’s Kenosha Campus, 3520 30th Ave., and Gateway’s Elkhorn Campus, 400 County Road H. This popular celebration is open to the public. It provides a […]

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza found in poultry flock, Racine is 3rd county in Wisconsin with positive tests

MADISON – A case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), otherwise known as “bird flu,” has been confirmed by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) in Racine County. For this case, samples were sent in and tested by the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and then confirmed by the National Veterinary Services […]

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UW-Parkside Receives $40k in Grants For Programs from Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin

SOMERS – The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is receiving more than $40,000 from the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin (FCW) to enhance its water-related academic programs. FCW is a partnership of Wisconsin’s 13 public universities (Uw System), connecting with industry partners, local communities, policymakers and advocacy groups.​ Its mission is to establish Wisconsin as a world leader […]

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Sugar Moon Hike and Stargazing on March 18 at Bong State Recreational Area

Celebrate March’s Sugar Moon (also known as the full moon) and the Spring Equinox by hiking and stargazing at Richard Bong Recreational Area, 26313 Burlington Rd. This family-friendly event provides a fun way to enjoy the outdoors while learning some native tales. Stargaze, gather around a campfire and listen to the story of Star Maiden […]

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Environmental Activists To ‘March Forth for Earth Day’

RACINE – Local activists and environmentalists will gather Friday for the first in a series of events to “March Forth to Earth Day.” The event, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cesar Chavez Center, 2221 Douglas Ave., will focus on halting the re-construction of Enbridge Line 5, a 68-year-old pipeline that carries crude oil, […]