Always glad to highlight reporting about the wetlands and shoreline preservation work of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District's - a fresh land purchase has been made in Northern Washington County by the MMSD's Greenseams program - - that helps to keep our watersheds healthy and clean.
And thanks to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Don Behm for helping raising awareness about the public/private/non-profit partnerships that advance conservation in our region:
The district acquired its first property in the North Branch Milwaukee River watershed in December 2013.
Greenseams owns or protects through easements 3,182 acres in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee counties.And the more that the state bails on its water protection responsibilities, the greater is the need for strong local, regional and grassroots efforts on behalf of public water rights and land use initiatives.
And what a huge vacuum there is to fill.