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Threats and Rescue Strategies for Wisconsin's Water—April 2019

  • Capitol Lakes Grand Hall 333 West Main Street Madison, WI 53703 United States (map)

Threats and Rescue Strategies for Wisconsin's Water

The public is invited to join us for our April issues forum on problems with Wisconsin’s water featuring scientist and LWV activist Gretchen Sabel. Ms. Sabel chairs the LWV Upper Mississippi River Region Inter-League Organization (UMRRILO), and is the President of LWV ABC (Anoka, Blaine, and Coon Rapids MN).  She retired from the State of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) after 36 years of environmental protection work, specializing in water pollution and septic systems.  

Our speaker will talk about some well-known threats to Wisconsin's water—concentrated agricultural feeding operations (CAFOs), high-capacity wells, contamination, flooding, Foxconn, climate change, and what next? She has not only scientific credentials, but also experience with legislation, state regulation, and community education and organizing. You can read more about Sabel’s work in the MPCA SSTS Bulletin.

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Photo from the MPCA SSTS Bulletin (June, 2014).

Study Materials

Check our calendar for unit meetings this month to discuss the forum and study materials

Slides from the forum (6 per page) Slides from the forum (2 per page)
Printer ink advisory: many slides are full-color, full-screen photos

Program Director Mary Anglim (foreground) introduces our speaker, Gretchen Sabel (background). Photo credit: Ingrid Rothe

Program Director Mary Anglim (foreground) introduces our speaker, Gretchen Sabel (background). Photo credit: Ingrid Rothe

Video and audio recordings to come.


Photo credit: Brian Manning
Mississippi River: A view of the river from a bluff in Wisconsin
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