Water Quality Connections

by Kate Morgan, Water Policy Director Throughout the audit and interview phase our project , Strategic Plan for Code and Ordinance Revisions to Advance Green Infrastructure in the MN Watershed, Juli Beth Hinds, our project consultant, and I heard a common refrain from our municipal partners concerning pervious pavement, “Pervious pavement? It doesn’t work here….

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1000 Friends Slams Permit Bill as Costly to Environment and Builders

Legislation would lead to costly delays while limiting public participation Legislation developed by builders to speed up the permitting of structures in public waterways would do the exact opposite according to 1000 Friends of Wisconsin. “Special Session AB 24 is billed as a way to get permits faster for projects that are built in public…

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Reasonable delay

Delaying new shoreline zoning regulations makes sense if the time is used to clarify and improve the rules. Last week’s decision to delay new state shoreline regulations by two years appears to be aimed at creating a clearer, more effective rule and make it easier for local governments to implement the measure. If that’s the…

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Marquette Students Plan for a Greener Milwaukee

The Collegiate BMP Design Challenge, one of the Joyce Grant initiatives led by 1000 Friends of WI, connects university students with priority projects in the Kinnickinnic and Menomonee Restoration Plans and challenges them to develop designs utilizing green infrastructure to improve local water quality and create a community amenity in the process. This year, two…

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