You already know about the threats to yourwater and the importance of having good polices in place to make sure we all have access to clean and plentiful water. This campaign will show how many people from around the state care about their water by offering a common voice and mechanism for participation.
We will also be collecting stories about why people love their water and how their water has been impacted. Please go to the It's Your Water WisconsinFacebook and Twitter pages to share your stories and be sure to use the tag #itsyourwaterwisconsin.
And know that when we say water, we mean all of the water in Wisconsin. We mean groundwater, lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands. We mean water for business, water for agriculture, water for recreation and water for drinking. We mean a public right to clean and plentiful water. We mean protecting this shared resource for all of us and for the State of Wisconsin, where water is truly the cornerstone of our lifestyle and our economy.
Thank you for helping to protect Wisconsin's water resources!
"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.
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James Rowen's Bio
James Rowen, a writer and consultant, has worked for newspapers, and as the senior Mayoral staffer, in Madison and Milwaukee, WI. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007. Posts run also at various news sites, including The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "Purple Wisconsin."