Sunday, January 13, 2008

Smaller Lakes Need Great Effort, Too

There's a pressing need to preserve the Great Lakes, with much crucial time wasted for the last two years as a state study committee capitulated to Waukesha County business interests and deferred Wisconsin efforts to ratify the pending Great Lakes Compact.

But as the Capital Times' Rob Zaleski has been writing, Dane County's lakes have troubles of their own, and the need is urgent to take better, long-term care of southcentral Wisconsin's premier bodies of water.

The Capital Times has joined the call for adopting the Great Lakes Compact, though its readership territory does not touch the Great Lakes basin.

That's because the CT has a broad perspective.

People around the state similarly need to weigh in and support Dane County regional efforts to do the same for the lakes there.

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