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Posted inCommunity, Development, Environment, Local news, Non-Profits, Things To Do

Smolenski Park features restored prairie, new Council Circle within its 72 acres

MOUNT PLEASANT — Smolenski Park, 438 S. Stuart Road, stretches over 70 acres in the Village of Mount Pleasant and features a newly restored prairie and Council Circle for locals and visitors to explore. Endangered species are revitalized The rusty patched bumblebee, a federally endangered species since 2017, returned to the area in 2022. – […]

Posted inCommunity, Environment, Local news, Non-Profits

Wisconsin Salt Awareness week educates the public on growing costs of road salt pollution through Jan. 27

Wisconsin Salt Awareness Week is underway until Jan. 27 to spotlight threats that road salt poses to our rivers, lakes, and drinking water. The Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network and its affiliates through the Wisconsin Salt Wise Partnership are educating the public about the growing concerns related to road salt pollution. Winter salt and deicers are common […]

Posted inEnvironment, Kenosha Lens, Local news, Non-Profits

Root-Pike WIN receives $70K grant for Parkside stormwater system

SOMERS — The Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network (WIN) has received a $70,000 grant from the Fund for Lake Michigan to help manage stormwater runoff from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside here. UW-Parkside will contribute to the project’s cost by selling energy produced by the campus solar farm back to the electricity grid. “We appreciate the partnerships […]

Posted inCommunity, Environment, Kenosha Lens, Kenosha Nonprofits, Local news, Non-Profits

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 […]

Posted inCommunity, Non-Profits

Root-Pike WIN Secures Grant from SC Johnson

KENOSHA, WI – The Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network (WIN) announced that it has received a grant from SC Johnson that will support the Pollinator Patch Program at Bose Elementary School in Kenosha. A 1,000-square-foot Pollinator Patch will be installed at Bose Elementary School with the $5,600 grant. Scheduled to begin in March 2022, the patch […]

Posted inEnvironment, Events, Things To Do

Learn more about Earth Day; 2021 local events

Earth Day is this Thursday, April 22nd, and many environmental organizations celebrate all week long. This post contains the many events you have to choose from over the next week. But first, a little information about Earth Day. Earth Day was initially created as a college teach-in day to increase public consciousness of the effects […]

Posted inLocal news, Schools

Pollinator Patch Program work continues through winter to help create rare bee habitat at UW-Parkside

SOMERS, Wis. – Cross country skiers, snowshoers, and other winter outdoor enthusiasts may be surprised to see workers clearing trees and brush along UW-Parkside’s Wayne E. Dannehl Cross Country Course this month. They may be even more surprised to learn it’s being done to help protect a warm-weather flier. The Pollinator Patch Program is a […]

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