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Conservation NOW: January 22, 2018

THIS WEEK’S NOTICES:

Support AB 688: Reestablishing a Wisconsin Conservation Corps

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to support AB 688, which is before the full Assembly on Tuesday.

Protection of Wisconsin’s natural resources depends on committed volunteers helping to implement conservation programs. At the same time, many youth in Wisconsin do not have access to quality job and education opportunities after high school. AB 688 would direct the Department of Administration to reestablish the Wisconsin Conservation Corps to give at-risk youth opportunities to get involved in conservation programs and on a path to careers in natural resources. The WCC would work with local governments, nonprofits, and higher education institutions to identify and help sponsor worthy conservation projects on public lands.

Support SB 48: Leading on Lead

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to support SB 48, which is before the full Senate on Tuesday.

Wisconsinites have a right to safe, lead-free drinking water. Currently, water utilities have little flexibility to help homeowners replace lead pipes in their homes and on their property. Children with even low levels of lead in their blood can suffer profound and permanent health problems including damage to brain development. SB 48 would allow local communities to provide greater financial assistance to homeowners replacing lead pipes in their homes.

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