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Removing Invasive Plants Limits Their Spread Through Wisconsin

April 27, 2014

A coalition is combating the spread of invasive weeds in Wisconsin to protect habitat, water quality, and outdoor recreational opportunities.

Project Aims to Make Wind Power Bird-Friendly

December 6, 2013

A project that tracked bird movements in the Great Lakes could reduce the number of birds and bats killed by new wind turbines planned for the basin.

National park culls excess deer to save rare vegetation

September 27, 2013

Federal officials culled excess deer that were decimating rare Canada yew vegetation at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Kinnickinnic River Naturalization

August 30, 2013

Restoring Milwaukee’s Kinnickinnic River is helping to reduce flooding risks, improve public safety, provide a home for fish and wildlife, and bring families back to their neighborhood river.

Fox River Phosphorous Pilot Project

August 30, 2013

Runoff from dairy farms with high nutrient levels can cause algal blooms, but the Brickstead Dairy is working to reduce the amount of nutrients that enter surface water to protect water quality.

Wetland Wastewater Treatment Facility Helps Protect the Great Lakes

August 28, 2013

A school replaced an old septic tank with an engineered wetland to filter their wastewater, removing excess nutrients and creating a habitat for wildlife.

Streamside Rearing Facility Helps Restore Lake Sturgeon

August 28, 2013

The lake sturgeon may be able to return to the Great Lakes in greater numbers thanks to this sturgeon rearing facility’s program of reintroduction.

Removing Culverts, Dams, and Obstacles Restores Passage to River

August 27, 2013

Removing dams and culverts along the upper Milwaukee River has reconnected more than 100 miles of streams, allowing native fish to return to the river.

Dredging Cleans Up a River, Revitalizes Neighborhood

August 27, 2013

State and federal agencies joined forces to remove 167,000 cubic yards of toxic mud from the bottom of the Kinnickinnic River, on Milwaukee’s south side.