Our Great Lakes are invaluable, but vulnerable
Words and numbers cannot express the cultural and economic value of the Great Lakes to Wisconsin and the region. Unfortunately, these magnificent natural resources are vulnerable and face serious threats. Pollution running off farm fields and city streets, sewage overflows, algae blooms and invasive species are only a few of the many threats facing our lakes.
The Great Lakes are essential to our economy and our culture in Wisconsin. Addressing the growing threats to these Lakes is necessary to protect a national treasure and our way of life. Clean Wisconsin works hard to protect our Great Lakes.
Ensuring smart, lawful implementation of the Great Lakes Compact
Clean Wisconsin was an instrumental partner in the passage of the Great Lakes Compact, which protects the Lakes from large-scale diversions. But the work is far from over; with coalition partners, we are working to ensure that a precedent-setting application for Great Lakes water by Waukesha is strong and honors the Compact.
Restoring and protecting the Great Lakes
Toxic pollution, sewage overflows, algae blooms and invasive species leave the Great Lakes vulnerable. Clean Wisconsin works on several fronts to protect and restore the Lakes to ensure they remain as magnificent for future generations as they are today.