Sunday, October 23, 2016

Dam removal shows value of citizen-gov't partnerships

Another big step in on the agenda Monday towards restoring the natural flow of the Milwaukee River, as the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District will close in on removing the disintegrating, useless, obstructive and watershed-damaging eyesore otherwise known as the Estabrook Dam which the Milwaukee County Board had unwisely retained.

Thanks to the strong grassroots work by Milwaukee Riverkeeper - - which like Midwest Environmental Advocates which is fighting for clean water statewide or Friends of the Black River Forest for stalling the bulldozing of a water-and-dune-rich nature preserve adjacent to Kohler-Andrae State Park along Lake Michigan near Sheboygan - - for rescuing Wisconsin's environmental commitment and the land itself which have been under continuous assault since Scott Walker inflicted his donors preferred 'chamber of commerce mentality' atop and deep within the Department of Natural Resources and degraded the agency's effectiveness and mission.

Here are the MMSD's Monday meeting details, provided by Milwaukee Riverkeeper:

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) full Commission will meet Monday, October 24, 2016, at 9:00 am. The MMSD Commission will need to approve the plan to accept a temporary transfer of land from the Milwaukee County to ultimately demolish the Estabrook Dam. The plan was just recently approved by MMSD Committees on October 10, 2016.

Milwaukee Riverkeeper will be there to tell the MMSD Commission that "we support removal of the Estabrook Dam," and we hope you will be too! 

MMSD is located at 260 W. Seeboth Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204. Tell staff that you are there to attend the Commission meeting, and MMSD staff will direct you where to go.

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