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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Program Manager

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.


Spring 2022 Interns


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Maddi Plowman (UW-Madison, 2024) is a junior majoring in Global Health (B.S.) and receiving certificates in Sustainability and in Life Sciences Communication. She enjoys spending time outside (when it’s above freezing), staying active, and learning to cook and bake new recipes. Maddi wants to pursue a Masters in Public Health and work in the Public Health field.





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Cate Reilly (UW-Madison, 2024) is a junior studying Global Health (B.S) and Political Science (B.A.) with certificate in Health Policy. Cate’s interests include science communication, health education, and comparative politics. Outside of work, Cate enjoys reading, baking banana bread, hanging out with her dog, and playing tennis. After undergrad, Cate is hoping to pursue a Master’s in Public Health and work in community health programming or health policy.






Jillian Robertson (UW-Madison, 2023) is a senior studying Interior Architecture (B.S.) with a certificate in Sustainability. She’s passionate about sustainable design and enjoys spending time on many of Wisconsin’s lakes. In her free time, she loves reading, rock climbing, knitting, and cooking with her roommates. Jillian is looking forward to starting her professional career after graduation and applying the sustainability knowledge that she’s learned thus far at UW-Madison.

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