Speak up for wetlands
With half our wetlands already gone, Wisconsin needs wetland supporters like you now more than ever. You can help protect and care for wetlands by speaking up for wetlands when it matters most.
Learn about wetland issues
By learning about the recent threats and opportunities facing Wisconsin’s wetlands, you’ll be ready to speak up for wetlands when your voice is needed.
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About our policy work
Our staff work year-round to encourage wetland protection, restoration, and management. Through proactive and responsive advocacy, strategic partnerships with agencies and organizations, and with the support of our members, we speak up for wetlands across the state. We’re committed to non-partisan, solution-oriented strategies to ensure wetlands have the protection they need.
Recent policy initiatives include:
- Encouraging Wisconsin to invest in improving state wetland maps
- Helping UW-Extension build capacity to support watershed-scale wetland conservation planning
- Fighting legislation that harms wetlands
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*This work is possible through the generous support of individuals who donate to WWA. If you receive assistance, please consider donating to help us sustain our capacity to support local wetland advocacy.
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Advocacy related updates
We regularly post policy and advocacy-related updates. Check out a few recent posts below.
The Wisconsin State Senate is scheduled on June 7th, 2023, to vote on Senate Bill (SB) 222, creating a State Pre-disaster Flood Resilience Grant! Please contact your State Senator and ask them to vote in favor of SB 222 on the Senate Floor on June 7th.
The US Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett vs. EPA substantially narrows the scope of federally protected wetlands to those “with a continuous surface connection to bodies that are waters of the United States in their own right.”
Before each two-year legislative cycle, we take the time to reflect on recent accomplishments and lay the groundwork for new campaigns.