The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) hired MSA Professional Services to review the original report conducted by EDGE Consulting that called for the tower to be razed. While MSA found the original report “compelling,” they also found some overblown assumptions regarding the live load (people climbing the tower) at any one time. To read […]
SAVE EAGLE TOWER UPDATE Our SAVE EAGLE TOWER PETITION has reached 1222 signatures. The petition was created and circulated by Door Property Owners. The comments show that the majority of people would like the tower restored. Our petition has been sent to Governor Walker, Senator Frank Lassee, Jean Ronback Bartels (DNR-NE WI DIRECTOR), Representatives Robert […]
Peninsula State Park Eagle Tower An in-depth inspection of the tower was conducted in the spring of 2015 because of its age. The inspection included core sampling to determine the general internal condition of the structural components and overall loadbearing capacity of the structure. The tower inspection report indicated the structure was in poor condition […]
AB 600 puts an estimated 1 million acres of Wisconsin’s wetlands, 20% of all of the remaining wetlands in the state, at risk.
A hearing for Assembly Bill 600 will be held at the State Capitol in Madison on Tuesday, January 5th (12pm, Room 417 N). Please join us at the Capitol on January 5thto register or testify in opposition to this terrible bill. Wisconsin Wetlands Association and many conservation partners oppose this bill because it makes it […]
ATTACK ON WISCONSIN WETLANDS Talking Points: AB 600 is bad for Wisconsin and Wisconsin’s wetlands because it: Allows destruction of publicly important resources (isolated wetlands and emergent, near-shore wetlands) for private benefit. Creates an incentive for people to purchase wetland property for speculative development. Encourages siting of subdivisions and other development in low-lying agricultural landscapes. Allows […]
Bayfield County Committee Makes Recommendations For CAFO Oversight Operations Permitting For Large-Scale Farms Is Among The Proposals Monday, December 7, 2015, 9:00pm By Danielle Kaeding A proposed CAFO in Bayfield County would include roughly 26,000 hogs. A Bayfield County committee is unveiling its ideas for overseeing large-scale farming in the area, with a requirement for concentrated animal […]
DNR to advance Waukesha water diversion bid to Great Lakes governors Waukesha would return water to Lake Michigan by discharging treated wastewater to the Root River at this location near S. 60th St. in Franklin. By Don Behm of the Journal Sentinel Dec. 8, 2015