Category Archives: Watershed protection

Large Sewage Spill Near Cherokee Marsh and Yahara River

Madison, WI  November 28, 2014–The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) reported on Wednesday November 26, that a contractor doing work for the utility earlier this month accidentally released about “500,000 gallons of untreated wastewater near Cherokee Golf Course”, according to … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Mining Bill on the Move–Wisconsin Wetlands Alert

Urgent message from the Wisconsin Wetlands Association regarding the unfortunate (and ultimately disastrous) mining bill now before the Wisconsin legislature.  The bill comes for a vote on Monday February 25, 2013.  If you are a Wisconsin resident, contact your senator … Continue reading

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Midwestern Restorations in the News

Here are some items to add this week’s restoration reading list.   They cover United States and Midwestern US restorations from a variety of scales and points of view.  Topics range from efforts across the United States to usher in … Continue reading

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Soil Destruction Is What It Is

The dictionary defines erosion as the removal of soil by the action of wind, water, and gravity.  Aldo Leopold said that  “the destruction of soil is the most fundamental kind of economic loss that the human race can suffer.”  (Erosion … Continue reading

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Portland’s Sustainable Stormwater Management

Portland, Oregon, with a city population of 583,000 and over 2 million in the metro area of 145 square miles receives an average annual precipitation total of just over 37 inches.  When this rainfall hits the ground it becomes storm … Continue reading

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Storm Water as a Recreational Amenity–Kansas Style

In Lenexa Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City,  storm water is viewed not as a problem but as an asset.  Through its Rain-to-Recreation program that emphasizes watershed protection, water quality improvements, open space preservation, and environmental education, storm water is … Continue reading

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A Sense of Place

Restoration Ecology in the Token Creek Watershed TOKEN CREEK, WISC. – For just one day–August 25–the public is invited to an exclusive guided walking tour of a pristine private farm next to the Token Creek County Park.  With a segment … Continue reading

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