Wisconsin Wetlands Association’s legislative proposal recommending funding for flood risk reduction demonstration projects has moved another step closer to enactment.

The proposal has already cleared committees in the Senate and has now moved to the Assembly as AB266 with a hearing scheduled before the Committee on Rural Development.

The hearing is Thursday, August 15th, at 10:30 am in room 417 North (GAR Hall).

Wisconsin Wetlands Association (WWA) will appear at the hearing to provide background on our recommendation for the proposed demonstration projects and to speak to how reestablishing wetland and floodplain storage can help reduce flooding, protect public infrastructure, and improve watershed health.

Thank you to all of you who called and asked your legislators to sponsor this bill or thanked them for adding their names. If you haven’t yet reached out to your policy makers, it’s not too late to express your support and to ask for theirs when the bill reaches the floor. Find contact information for your legislators.

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