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October 2017 Newsletter and Invitation to Meeting

Posted by WEAL on October 22, 2017 at 2:10 PM

WEAL's October 2017 newsletter and an invitation to the November 9th presentation on Foxconn and other important issues.

View newsletter HERE.


Fall Highway Cleanup October 21 2017

Posted by WEAL on October 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Our fall cleanup is coming up. The temperature should be just right. This year's cleanup promises to be a great day to get outside and enjoy our SE Wisconsin weather before the cold of winter arrives!

WEAL's Fall Highway Cleanup

Saturday October 21st at 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Rain or Shine

Where: Highway N, between Hwy 59 and Hwy ZZ

Wear old clothes, comfortable shoes, and work gloves.

Directions: Take Hwy...

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September HIking Opportunities

Posted by WEAL on August 29, 2017 at 10:40 AM

September is a great time to take hike! See the attached flyers. Note that Dianne is asking that your RSVP for specific locations. Her phone number and email are below.



West Waukesha Bypass Hearing Synopsis

Posted by WEAL on July 17, 2017 at 11:20 PM

On Tuesday, July 11th, Judge Pepper heard from our lawyers and the lawyers of our adversaries in federal court in downtown Milwaukee. Our lawyer presented legal aspects of our case first and then the lawyers for the other side had a chance to speak. The entire hearing took about 1 1/2 hours. Our lawyers focused on areas where we believe the bypass builders broke the law. Among other things our lawyer addressed the finding of toxic waste along the route, the lack of a new Environmental Imp...

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Hearing on Motion 31

Posted by WEAL on July 10, 2017 at 11:10 PM

Bypass Opponent, we're so sorry about the late notice. As you recall we recently notified the court that the DOT has started construction on the West Waukesha Bypass. Presumably in response to our notification and request for an expeditious ruling, Judge Pepper has set our case for a hearing on the motions for summary judgment for July 11, 2017 9 am (the Court’s notice is reproduced below).

NOTICE of Hearing on Motion 31 (https://ecf.wied.uscourts.gov/cgi...

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Wildflower Hike at Theresa Marsh Wildlife Area

Posted by WEAL on June 23, 2017 at 7:35 AM

There are many wonderful wildlife areas in Wisconsin! We thought you might be interested in hiking this one with Diane Robinson!

Wildflower hike at Theresa Marsh Wildlife Area on June 24th 9:30 am to 11 am. Please RSVP, and I hope to see you there!

We are committed to service excellence.

Visit our survey at http://dnr.wi.gov/customersurvey to evaluate how I did.

Dianne Robinson

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Update: West Waukesha Bypass Legal Fight Continues

Posted by WEAL on June 10, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Bypass Opponent,

I'm sorry that it's been a while since we've sent out a Bypass update. Why? To be honest we've been waiting for our lawsuit to get a hearing date. Now there are developments! First of all I want to assure you that our lawsuit is still very much alive! Second, I know that most of you know by now that the DOT has begin actual construction of the north section of the Bypass. Its really a mess. The whole area is all torn up, greenspace has been plowed un...

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Friends of Vernon Marsh Golf Outing Dinner & Auction with LeRoy Butler

Posted by WEAL on May 18, 2017 at 7:05 AM

Friends, we'd like to invite you to the Friends of Vernon Marsh 2017 Golf Outing Dinner & Auction on June 2nd. Put together a foursome and golf at beautiful Broadlands Golf Club. Come meet LeRoy Butler, inventor of the Lambeau Leap! There will be prize holes, chances to win big prizes, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, and a live auction! Lots of fun for everyone! If you don't golf, join the festivities for dinner and fun!

If you can't golf on June 2nd why not join us for t...

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WisDOT Strategic Highway Safety Plan Development Survey

Posted by WEAL on April 29, 2017 at 8:05 PM

Please consider taking this survey on Highway safety issues. Its a good opportunity to tell researchers and planners your thoughts and ideas!

Thank you!

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass

Hi Planners:

Please consider responding to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation survey below. It will help them establish the scope of the upcoming Strategic Highway Safety Plan (an important document for setting transportation safety priorities ...

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Our Opportunity is Now. West Waukesha Bypass Fight Legal Action Continues!

Posted by WEAL on January 26, 2017 at 7:15 AM
hen we filed our federal lawsuit we launched the most important phase of our fight against the West Waukesha Bypass. We knew it would come to this. The DOT didn't listen to our concerns. They never have and they never will. All the hours we spent at hearings, all the letters and comments that we submitted. The DOT relies on apathy to defeat highway building opponents, like us! They just churn out miles and miles of new highway lanes each year, regardless of who they hurt, regardless of the... Read Full Post »