Monday, January 24, 2011

Information About Area Water Resources, Public Attitudes, Released Tuesday

There are two events Tuesday where information about area water resources and public attitudes will be released and discussed, including:


Breakfast Briefing:

When: January 25 at 7:30 a.m.

Where: Library of the University Club at 924 E. Wells, at the corner of Prospect and Wells. Inside parking is available.

What: The Public Policy Forum and Sweet Water will present survey findings regarding Milwaukee area residents’ knowledge, opinions, and attitudes concerning water resources.

The breakfast briefing will be presented for Sweet Water, Public Policy Forum trustees, Sweet Water steering council members, and key partners and friends.

Presentations will by made Robert Henken of the Public Policy Forum and Jeff Martinka of Sweet Water, with introductory remarks by Nancy Frank, Sweet Water; Steve Hiniker, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin; and Rich Meeusen, Badger Meter.

A continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., the program will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m., discussion/Q and A to conclude by 8:45 a.m.

Milwaukee Rotary Club Luncheon:

When: January 25 at noon

Where:  War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive.

What: Jeff Martinka of Sweet Water will present the findings of the survey for Milwaukee Rotary Club luncheon program.  Introduction will be by Robert Henken of the Public Policy Forum.

Background: The public survey, primarily funded by a Wisconsin Coastal Management Program grant, with additional support from the Joyce Foundation and other partners, will inform 2011 public outreach efforts of Sweet Water and its partners, aiming to boost public understanding of issues facing our rivers and Lake Michigan, and promote the positive impact residents can have in protecting our water resources.

The survey was commissioned by 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, and developed in partnership with the Public Policy Forum, which analyzed and summarized the data from 388 households from six counties across the Kinnickinnic, Menomonee, and Milwaukee River watersheds. 

For further information, contact: Kate Morgan, 414-416-6509



Anonymous said...

Isn't Badger Meter involved in the Milwaukee Seven, the business group pushing the Great Lakes Diversion to Waukesha?

James Rowen said...

Ironic, eh?