On Thursday, January 25th, the Wisconsin State Assembly is scheduled to vote on Senate Bill (SB) 222, creating a state-directed Pre-disaster Flood Resilience Grant!
Wetland Coffee Break: Implications of the Sackett decision for Wisconsin: Early takes from the front lines
Watch the recording of our special one-hour edition of the Wetland Coffee Break series to explore the ecological, legal, and political implications for Wisconsin wetlands of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett vs EPA.
On Thursday, June 15, the Wisconsin Committee on Joint Finance voted to dedicate state funding for a Pre-Disaster Flood Resilience Program that will help flood-prone communities assess flood vulnerabilities and implement hydrologic restoration projects that restore the landscape’s natural capacity to reduce flooding.
Wisconsin Towns Association highlighted the the Pre-Disaster Flood Resilience Bill in their recent magazine. The bill provides tools for local governments to address the root cause of flooding disasters rather than solely focusing on fixing and repairing damages after each incident.
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.”