The WI Salt Wise Partnership

WI Salt Wise is a coalition of organizations from across Wisconsin working together to reduce salt pollution in our lakes, streams and drinking water. Our primary goals are to: educate residents, leaders and winter maintenance professionals on salt pollution and solutions, provide training and promote best practices to reduce salt pollution and recognize contractors committed to using the right amount of salt for conditions.

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Sustainability and Development Coordinator

Allison Madison

Allison Madison is the first-ever staff person at Wisconsin Salt Wise. Since assuming her role in June 2020, she has spearheaded statewide collaboration around salt reduction. Allison has 10+ years of experience in science and sustainability education in  both formal and informal settings from the Appalachian mountains to Olympic National Park, classrooms in inner-city Milwaukee to the ponderosa pine forests of Colorado's Front Range. Allison graduated from St. Olaf College and has a joint MS. in Environment and Resources and Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin. She's passionate about protecting Wisconsin's freshwater resources and celebrating their beauty by paddling, swimming,  skiing, etc.


Summer 2022 Interns

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Britta Wellenstein, UW-Madison (2024) - Britta is a junior studying Chemistry and Life Sciences Communications. She has a passion for being outside and learning more about the environment, and plans to apply her degrees to research just that. Britta is excited to teach others about the importance of chemistry and the environment through WI Salt Wise. In her free time you can find her roaming the Arboretum, reading in the sun, and biking all around Madison. 




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Alex Krause - Alex is the Pollution Prevention Engagement Intern at Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District this summer. He has worked in stormwater management for 2 years and hopes to broaden his experiences to other forms of resource management and protection. Alex,  an Edgewood College graduate, will be pursuing a M.S. in Bacteriology at UW Madison this fall. Alex is passionate about nature as well as music, running, and animals. 


WI Salt Wise Partnership: A coalition of organizations working together to reduce salt pollution in our lakes, streams and drinking water.