As you prepare for a
big holiday week with Victoria Day in Canada and the 4th of July in the
U.S., make plans to attend International Joint Commission public
hearings and provide your views
regarding the findings and recommendations of the International Upper Great Lakes Study. From July 9 through Jully 17, there will be
13 public hearings. Visit the hearings website to find more information about the report and to comment online.
The Study Board's report,
Lake Superior Regulation: Addressing Uncertainty in Upper Great Lakes Water Levels,
the formulation and evaluation of options for a new regulation plan.
The report also addresses restoration and multi-lake regulation as
alternative approaches for dealing with extreme water levels beyond
those addressed by Lake Superior regulation alone,
and considers the important role that adaptive management can play to
help the interests better anticipate and respond to extreme water levels
in the future. Your comments at the public hearings will help the
Commission decide on a new regulation plan and
recommendations to governments. Please, make plans to participate.
Comments will be accepted at the hearings, by mail and email and online
through August 31.
Waukesha County, Republican pols failed to kill it.
The Calatrava Addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum
Sunset on the lakefront, summer 2018
Milwaukee River empties into Lake Michigan
Wisconsin wind farm, east of Waupun
86 turbines overcame Walker's blockade
Skylight illumination in Milwaukee City Hall
The historic 19th-century building has stone floors, copper decoration, and iron work by the famous artisan Cyril Kolnic. Stop in and walk around.
What water, wetland protection is all about
"A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.
Lake Michigan in winter
James Rowen's Bio
James Rowen is an independent writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked as the senior Mayoral staffer in Madison and Milwaukee and for newspapers in both cities. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007.