The State Senate is poised to vote on Senate Bill (SB) 252 on Tuesday, January 21st. This bill will provide funding for up to three natural flood risk reduction projects in Ashland County, demonstrating natural flood risk reduction techniques.

WWA supports this bill because these projects will showcase the benefits that wetland, stream, and floodplain restoration techniques have for reducing flooding, protecting infrastructure, and improving watershed health.

What’s learned from the demonstration projects will also be of great value to any Wisconsin community looking for additional cost-effective ways to reduce flood risks and damages.

You can read more about WWA’s involvement in the development of this legislation and support for it by reading our written testimony or watching our testimony on WisconsinEye.

Please contact your State Senator and ask them to vote in favor of SB 252. To find your legislators, you can use the Who Are My Legislators webpage and enter your address in the upper right hand box.

When communicating with your legislator, key points to emphasize include:

  • By storing and slowing the flow of water, wetlands can provide solutions to the flooding problems facing many Wisconsin communities.

  • The demonstration projects in Ashland County funded by SB 252 will show wetland, stream, and floodplain restoration techniques that help reduce flooding, protect public infrastructure, and improve watershed health.

  • Communities throughout Wisconsin will benefit from the information learned through the flood risk reduction projects.

Please call or write your State Senator and ask them to vote in favor of SB 252 on January 21st.

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