Core Principles: to pursue clean water for all with passion and determination; to be a credible voice on water policy and public engagement; to hold public agencies accountable to safeguard water; to believe in the power of grassroots action and engage people in activities to inspire water stewardship.
OCLRA's mission is to protect and preserve the quality and riparian habitat of the inland waters of Oneida County by serving as an advocate and an information source for, and a communication link among lake and river associations and districts, county and local government, and the public.
The organization states that OCLRA and its lake association and individual members will strongly oppose any project that presents a significant threat to our surface waters or groundwater, whether from mining, concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) or any other source. The position statement can be read in full at the website.
The Land and Water Conservation Department (LWCD), works in cooperation with a committee of elected supervisors to conserve the land and water resources in Oneida County, and meet local soil, water and related natural resource priorities. Healthy lakes and habitat improve every aspect of life in the Northwoods, from fisheries to recreation to tourism to choosing real estate! Using proactive conservation planning, we can successfully manage our clean air, soil, and water, so that our region will be a better and healthier place for future generations of Oneida County residents. To view a copy of our Land and Water Resource Management Plan 2020-2029, a copy of our County Cost Share Landowner Application, to see what’s happening with our AIS Team, or to get other information on all of our programming, please visit our websites listed above.
We are Wisconsin's voice for the nation's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Our members include 18,000 of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by Wisconsin’s beautiful lakes, forests, rivers, and other natural features, we work together to protect our communities and the planet
The Mission of the Sierra Club is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives.
Wisconsin’s Green Fire supports the conservation legacy of Wisconsin by promoting science-based management of Wisconsin’s natural resources. Voices for Conservation was established in 2017 in response to recent developments at the state and national level that threaten science-based practices and long-term vision in natural resources management. Once regarded as a national leader in conservation, Wisconsin’s proudtradition of dedicated stewardship of its land, waters, and wildlife has been severely compromised. A new organization, Wisconsin’s Green Fire: Voices for Conservation (WGF), now seeks to reclaim that tradition of leadership for a new generation, providing the research that will help preserve the state’s clean water, clean air, and healthy ecosystems.
The mission of Gathering Waters Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts' is to help land trusts, landowners and communities protect the places that make Wisconsin special. The organization helps protect Wisconsin’s special places and grow healthy, vibrant communities by strengthening Wisconsin’s land trusts.
Gathering Waters strengthens Wisconsin’s land trusts by advocating for funding and policies that support land conservation and fostering a community of practice that promotes land trust excellence and advancement.
GW notes that the value of this work can be measured in the thousands of jobs and billions of dollars generated annually through tourism, outdoor recreation, forestry and agriculture; residents have cleaner air and water because of protected wetlands and forests; plants and animals are more resilient to changing conditions; and outdoor places and adventures are available close to home, accessible to people from all walks of life, ages and interests.
This is the philosophy behind the Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River, Inc.
Many people oppose the construction of the proposed Back Forty Mine on the Menominee River. We exist to pool resources and coordinate efforts in order to be more effective.
We believe we are saving lives. The mine would contaminate our air, waters, and soils. Contamination kills. We believe an organized approach is the best way to save our waters, wildlife, property values, sacred lands, tourism industry, and our people.
The Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River, Inc. is incorporated as a legal non-profit entity. Dale Burie of McAllister is spearheading the effort with his team. Plans include:
Clean Water Action Council is an environmental advocacy group that has fought for environmental protection in northeast Wisconsin since 1985. Our organization is led by a board of directors and composed of hundreds of eco-minded members.
After many years of CWAC's efforts, including participating in several lawsuits and providing testimony at many public hearings, the Fox River PCB cleanup is now underway from Neenah/Menasha to the city of Green Bay. CWAC is currently involved in numerous lawsuits and actions to protect human health and the environment. Our previous efforts cover all areas of northeast Wisconsin. In Oshkosh we ended 2,390 days of wastewater discharge permit violations in a case against Utica Energy with a settlement in 2010. In 2011, our attorneys helped improve air quality in Appleton by reaching a settlement with a paper mill to end the use of a coal fired boiler. In 2012 we came to the aid of Brown County residents and helped overturn a permit that would have allowed a gasification incineration plant to be built after the developers provide false information to the City of Green Bay. We are a leader in taking action on behalf of our members and the public.
UpNorthNews is a digital source of Wisconsin news and fact-based information created to help grow the ranks of democracy’s most valuable asset: the well-informed voter. UpNorthNews seeks to increase civic pride and participation by providing informed, localized coverage of important issues and people across the state in order to empower and inspire Wisconsinites to take part in their democracy.
UpNorthNews is part of Courier Newsroom, a network of state-based news outlets guided by a mission to inform and inspire the millions of Americans affected by cutbacks in state and local news coverage. Courier Newsroom is a for-profit media company with progressive non-profit ownership and editorial staffing rooted in public service journalism.