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WAUKESHA COUNTY WETLAND TALK
A t  T h e  N e w  B e r l i n  P u b l i c  L i b r a r y  |  C o m m u n i t y  R o o m
Thursday, November 9th | 7:00 PM

Learn about the ecological benefits of wetlands from Professional Wetland Scientist, Aaron Feggestad. Aaron has over 20 years of experience studying, restoring, and managing wetland resources throughout the Midwest.

Waukesha County is home to a wide array ofwetlands - areas of land that are covered with water or saturated with water for varying periods of time during the year – owing to its unique geographic and geologic setting. This talk will provide a review on some of the best examples of wetland natural communities occurring on publicly accessible lands within the county.

Learn about the ancient bog relics that conjure stepping back in time, the calcareous fens maintained by constant seepage of  mineral rich groundwater, and the last vestiges of the formerly expansive wet prairie and sedge meadow complexes of the Scuppernong Marsh, and more. The discussion will highlight the importance of these and other wetlands on the landscape
and the role of ecological stewardship and restoration for protecting our remaining wetland resources.

WEAL Issues Press Release - Opposes Nagawicka Lake Proposed Pier 
City of Delafield’s Individual Permit Application for a Pier with multiple moorings on Nagawicki Lake within an Area of Special Natural Resource Interest
 
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources held a Public Informational Hearing on March 27, 2023 to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the City of Delafield’s permit application to place a “transient” pier with multiple moorings for watercraft in St. Johns Bay, an Area of Special Natural Resource Interest, (ASNRI) on Nagawicki Lake. The Public Notice is attached.
 
Only two mapped and designated Areas of Special Natural Resource Interest, (ASNRI) are present on Nagawicki Lake. These special habitat areas provide food, shelter and breeding areas for fish and other aquatic life. Encroachment into these areas with pier structures, boat traffic, plant harvesters and other equipment can degrade these special areas and result in the loss of valuable fish and wildlife habitat. The two ASNRIs on Nagawicki Lake are delineated in orange on the attached Pier Proposal document.
ORCHARD RIDGE LANDFILL EASTERN EXPANSION, SOUTHERN UNIT (BOUNDARY ROAD SUPERFUND SITE PLAN) MENOMONEE FALLS
On 3/15/2023 the Wisconsin DNR and the U.S. EPA held a Community Advisory Group (CAG) Information Meeting to explain the process of forming a CAG for the Boundary Road Landfill (BRL) Superfund Site.
 
Meeting Video --- Watch the recording of the meeting [1:07:27]
Presentation by Adrian Palomeque, Community Involvement Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region 5 --- Presentation [PDF]
 
If you are interested in CAG membership for the BRL Superfund Site, contact Penney Waggoner of the Falls React II Group at boundaryroadcag@gmail.com.  
 
 The purpose of a Community Advisory Group (CAG) is to provide a public forum for community members and other stakeholders to present and discuss issues and concerns regarding a Superfund Site.  read more...
 
 On 12/15/2022 the DNR issued a Conditional Plan of Operation Approval for the Orchard Ridge Landfill Eastern Expansion, 
 
Southern Unit (Boundary Road Superfund Site plan). Waste Management began the first phase of the BRL exhumation on 12/16/2022.
 
WEAL continues to support the formation of a Community Advisory Group (CAG) for the Boundary Road Superfund Site . The DNR is presently in the process of scheduling an informational meeting on how a CAG functions. WEAL has asked the DNR to provide Zoom access for the meeting. When a date is scheduled the information will be posted on the WEAL website and Facebook page.
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Do you know about PFAS?
 
Wisconsin Lawmakers looking to address PFAS pollution February 1, 2023
 
From the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
PFAS_Chemicals-StaffMemorandum.PDF (sewrpc.org)
WEAL Mussel Protection Program

 

County environmental group protecting mussels | News | gmtoday.com
WEAL supports the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change report     Read or download the full report:  (10 MB) 
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