Newburg - Demolishing the historic dam on the Milwaukee River here would enable fish and other aquatic life to move freely between Grafton and West Bend for the first time since the 1840s, Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Director Andrew Struck said.
The Bayview Compass recently ran a feature on one of our water quality monitors, Christa Marlowe.
Marlowe and our other 80+ volunteers monitor water quality at over 100 sites throughout the Milwaukee River Basin.
Their data is used by the Milwaukee Riverkeeper and the WDNR to help assess river health and prioritize restoration projects.
We are grateful to Christa and all our volunteers who take time out of their busy schedules to keep an eye our local rivers!
Riverkeeper Cheryl Nenn talks to WUWM about the need to invest in our sewage infrastructure to help reduce sewer overflows and trash washing up on our local beaches.
The topic is of new concern since a heap of debris landed on the Michigan side of Lake Michigan in 2008 and again in 2010.
The radio piece does not mention that the USCG is investigating other sources of trash from the 2008/2010 events, including medical waste and recyclables from Milwaukee that closed several Michigan beaches.
She is being honored by the Milwaukee Peace Corps Association for her outstanding work fighting to keep our rivers and water protected.
Cheryl served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador in the 1990's educating residents about sustainable practices through community gardens and environmental health and safety projects.
She will receive the Shriver Award on Fri., Nov. 18, at 7:45 p.m. at the annual Holiday Folk Fair International at the Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center.
“Everyone wants a power line underground and somewhere else,” spokesman Peter Holtz intoned as he began Monday night’s presentation by the American Transmission Company (ATC). He also quickly and readily acknowledged the oppositional mood of the crowd of about 100; most were there to “say NO to route B.”
Facing a deadline to stop dumping toxic coal ash into Lake Michigan, owners of the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes are pushing for it to join Mount Vernon, Lincoln's Tomb and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace as a protected national historic landmark.
Oak Creek - A large section of bluff collapsed Monday next to the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant, sending dirt, coal ash and mud cascading into the shoreline next to Lake Michigan and dumping a pickup truck, dredging equipment, soil and other debris into the lake.
There were no injuries, and the incident did not affect power output from the plant.
Private property water infiltration and inflow (PPII) doesn’t lend itself to pictures of young children fighting for their school, but it affects every property owner when a hard rain falls and basements fill with sewage. And it is an issue that could cost the city and private property owners millions in EPA-mandated repairs or fines and costs.
Approximately 30 citizens gathered in the Brookfield municipal courtroom Tuesday evening to learn about their Adelaide subdivision becoming a pilot area for a PPII inspection. The project, sponsored by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and the city, is voluntary and encourages home owners to allow the inspection of their sewer laterals, sump pumps, downspouts and other drainage areas on their properties.