Mar
2
Fox-Wolf Watershed Conference

The Watershed Conference brings together conservation professionals who work on urban stormwater management, agricultural conservation, and wastewater managers who are considering utilizing alternate compliance options to meet permit requirements.

Mar
2
Road Salt 101 for Wisconsin Towns and Villages

What:  A Zoom webinar overviewing the threat of salt pollution to our lakes, streams, and groundwater as well as practical approaches for smaller municipalities to optimize their use of road salt.

Content:  All the salt that we apply to our roads, driveways and parking lots ends up in our freshwater. Salt concentrations in Wisconsin surface and groundwater are increasing, threatening freshwater ecosystems and drinking water.  The adoption of winter maintenance best management practices enables 40-70% reductions in salt usage, saving small municipalities thousands of dollars. Optimal calibration of equipment is crucial. Use of brine or a pre-wetting strategy are two useful options. Learn more and hear success stories.

Presenter:  Allison Madison, Salt Wise Sustainability and Development Coordinator. 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.

Mar
3
Fox-Wolf Watershed Conference

The Watershed Conference brings together conservation professionals who work on urban stormwater management, agricultural conservation, and wastewater managers who are considering utilizing alternate compliance options to meet permit requirements.

Mar
4
Fox-Wolf Watershed Conference

The Watershed Conference brings together conservation professionals who work on urban stormwater management, agricultural conservation, and wastewater managers who are considering utilizing alternate compliance options to meet permit requirements.

Mar
8
Wisconsin Water Week

Join us to celebrate water in Wisconsin and be part of the solution!

Our 2021 event will attempt to bring together an even wider net of people who care for our water. The first ever Wisconsin Water Week will feature 3 days of content-rich presentations and panels on Monday-Wednesday. Monday will emphasize “Water Cycles,” including groundwater and climate, the two largest but mostly invisible pieces of our shared water inheritance. Tuesday will explore “Water Bodies,” delving into the science of monitoring and managing lakes, rivers, wetlands, and watersheds, and evaluating their health. This includes the flora and fauna in and around these water bodies and how they interact. Wednesday will focus on “Water Actions,” featuring examples and stories from the field that demonstrate how people and communities are tackling water challenges – even during these turbulent times. Thursday’s agenda will feature 10 regionally-focused sessions; you choose which one(s) to attend. Friday’s agenda will include local action-oriented meetings and events.
 

Mar
9
Wisconsin Water Week

Join us to celebrate water in Wisconsin and be part of the solution!

Our 2021 event will attempt to bring together an even wider net of people who care for our water. The first ever Wisconsin Water Week will feature 3 days of content-rich presentations and panels on Monday-Wednesday. Monday will emphasize “Water Cycles,” including groundwater and climate, the two largest but mostly invisible pieces of our shared water inheritance. Tuesday will explore “Water Bodies,” delving into the science of monitoring and managing lakes, rivers, wetlands, and watersheds, and evaluating their health. This includes the flora and fauna in and around these water bodies and how they interact. Wednesday will focus on “Water Actions,” featuring examples and stories from the field that demonstrate how people and communities are tackling water challenges – even during these turbulent times. Thursday’s agenda will feature 10 regionally-focused sessions; you choose which one(s) to attend. Friday’s agenda will include local action-oriented meetings and events.
 

Mar
10
Wisconsin Water Week

Join us to celebrate water in Wisconsin and be part of the solution!

Our 2021 event will attempt to bring together an even wider net of people who care for our water. The first ever Wisconsin Water Week will feature 3 days of content-rich presentations and panels on Monday-Wednesday. Monday will emphasize “Water Cycles,” including groundwater and climate, the two largest but mostly invisible pieces of our shared water inheritance. Tuesday will explore “Water Bodies,” delving into the science of monitoring and managing lakes, rivers, wetlands, and watersheds, and evaluating their health. This includes the flora and fauna in and around these water bodies and how they interact. Wednesday will focus on “Water Actions,” featuring examples and stories from the field that demonstrate how people and communities are tackling water challenges – even during these turbulent times. Thursday’s agenda will feature 10 regionally-focused sessions; you choose which one(s) to attend. Friday’s agenda will include local action-oriented meetings and events.
 

Mar
11
Wisconsin Water Week

Join us to celebrate water in Wisconsin and be part of the solution!

Our 2021 event will attempt to bring together an even wider net of people who care for our water. The first ever Wisconsin Water Week will feature 3 days of content-rich presentations and panels on Monday-Wednesday. Monday will emphasize “Water Cycles,” including groundwater and climate, the two largest but mostly invisible pieces of our shared water inheritance. Tuesday will explore “Water Bodies,” delving into the science of monitoring and managing lakes, rivers, wetlands, and watersheds, and evaluating their health. This includes the flora and fauna in and around these water bodies and how they interact. Wednesday will focus on “Water Actions,” featuring examples and stories from the field that demonstrate how people and communities are tackling water challenges – even during these turbulent times. Thursday’s agenda will feature 10 regionally-focused sessions; you choose which one(s) to attend. Friday’s agenda will include local action-oriented meetings and events.
 

Mar
12
Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Free training for winter maintenance professionals who remove snow, apply road salt or maintain snow removal equipment used on roads.

Learn how using the right amount of salt can save time, budget and our waters.

The training will include: best management practices to keep paved areas safe, benefits of using a liquid salt system, guidance on how to determine the right amount of salt to use, and case studies from local applicators.

Mar
12
Wisconsin Water Week

Join us to celebrate water in Wisconsin and be part of the solution!

Our 2021 event will attempt to bring together an even wider net of people who care for our water. The first ever Wisconsin Water Week will feature 3 days of content-rich presentations and panels on Monday-Wednesday. Monday will emphasize “Water Cycles,” including groundwater and climate, the two largest but mostly invisible pieces of our shared water inheritance. Tuesday will explore “Water Bodies,” delving into the science of monitoring and managing lakes, rivers, wetlands, and watersheds, and evaluating their health. This includes the flora and fauna in and around these water bodies and how they interact. Wednesday will focus on “Water Actions,” featuring examples and stories from the field that demonstrate how people and communities are tackling water challenges – even during these turbulent times. Thursday’s agenda will feature 10 regionally-focused sessions; you choose which one(s) to attend. Friday’s agenda will include local action-oriented meetings and events.
 

Apr
6
The Salt in My Water Softener Goes Where?

DYK all the salt from our water softeners goes into freshwater streams? Learn why WWTPs can’t remove salt from wastewater and what you can do to help your softener operate as efficiently as possible. Also, how is softener brine reclamation a potential big win for reducing salt pollution.

 

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Nov
18
Are You Salt Wise? Pheasant Branch Creek Needs You to Be!

Pheasant Branch Creek is one of four waterbodies in Dane County, and over 40 waterbodies across Wisconsin, that are impaired by high chloride concentrations. Learn about the various contributors - it's not just road salt, what's being done to protect the creek, and how you can get involved.

 

 

 

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