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Press Releases and Important Announcements

Annual President’s Letter (2016) John S. Durbrow, president MCLA

Phragmites Control Grant Press Release 2015 John S. Durbrow, president MCLA


Valuable Resources

Interactive watershed mapping system
Visit http://manitowoc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=c38b2149d3b947eb9bd120f5480c4a1e to see and use Bruce Riesterer’s new mapping system to view your lake’s watershed boundaries. The boundaries are now more accurate because of new lidar-generated elevation data recently made available. Bruce asks that people take a look at the watershed for their lake(s) and let him know immediately if they see something that doesn’t seem accurate (e.g., placement of culverts).  You can contact him at bruceriesterer@co.manitowoc.wi.us


Presentations/Videos

 

June 2016. Lynn Markham, Center for Land Use Education (CLUE), UW-Stevens Point

 


MCLA Guest Presenter Materials

Oct 2018 Birds of our Waters Powerpoint Presentation Jim Knickelbine, Director of Woodland Dunes Nature Center.

Sept 2018 Shoreland Zoning Presentation PDF Pete Tarnowski, Sr Planner, Manitowoc Co. Planning & Zoning and Reed Gaedtke, Code Administrator

July 2018 Have We Made Progress Protecting the Environment as Agriculture Grows? Scott Gunderson, Manitowoc County UW Extension Agriculture Agent and Jerry Halverson, Manitowoc County Soil & Water Conservation Dept. Director  (hi-res PDF available)

Jan 2018 Ice Fishing Presentation  Clint Ward, Ice Fishing Enthusiast

Jan 2017 Presentation and Silver Lake Project Update Gary Robinson, Manitowoc County Parks Superintendent

May 2016 Using the power of the law for environmental justice in the Western Great Lakes Kim Wright, Executive Director &  Tressie Kamp, Staff Attorney, Midwest Environmental Advocates

March 2016 Shoreland Zoning PowerPoint Presentation Pete Tarnowski, Manitowoc County Planning & Zoning Department

July 2015 Putting Stock in Manitowoc County Q & A with Steve Hogler, W-DNR Fisheries Manager

March 2015 Birds of Our Lakes Jim Knickelbine Executive Director; Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve Jeff Pritzl Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Regional Wildlife Biologist

Feb 2015 Phosphorus Control Efforts in the Sheboygan River Basin John Nelson, President Sheboygan River Basin Partnership


MCLA monitors concerns from affiliated and complementary organizations, and forwards these groups’ statements for your review.

Press Release On 2015 Budget Proposal Wisconsin Conservation Congress

2015 Budget Press Release Wisconsin Wildlife Federation

Budget Proposal Slashes Environmental Protection River Alliance of Wisconsin


Articles & Documents 

Cleaner County Waters Could Be Worth $30,840,000 Jan 2019

Annual President’s Letter (2016) John S. Durbrow, president MCLA

Kiss your Ash Goodbye by Tom Ward, AIS Coordinator, July 2016

Countywide Lake Reports Spring 2016

Invasive Species are Altering the Fisheries of Lake Michigan Jan 2016

MCLA List of Aquatic Invasive Species in Manitowoc County

Aquatic Invasive Species – Status of Manitowoc County Lakes August 2012

Managing the Waters Edge – A Brochure

Plan to bypass Fox River lock prompts concerns over invasive species, Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Nov. 17 2014

Wake boats July 2015


Political and Opinion

2015 Wisconsin Assembly Bill 600 Introduced makes various changes to the regulation of navigable waters, artificial water bodies, wetlands, and nonpoint source pollution. Dec. 10, 2015

MCLA Budget response, to State Representatives from John S. Durbrow for the Membership, March 5, 2015

Precision Conservation, John Carey, Sept. 9, 2013

The Solution to Pollution is… Public Policy John S. Durbrow. An opinion letter published in HTRNews.com and The Sheboygan Press, Jan 30, 2105

Updated: February 11, 2019 — 8:23 pm