Victories!

Your support, your action, your love for Wisconsin has fueled victories for our air, land, water, and public health. Together, we can keep the momentum strong, and win even greater victories for the state we love.

Statewide Victories

Examples of victories at the State Capitol that affect the entire state like legislation and budget wins.

Local Victories

Examples of successful local victories like pro-conservation ordinances and direct local action.

Electoral Victories

Big wins at the polls lead to policy victories to protect our environment. Examples of recent election day successes.

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2018


Electoral

2018

The fall elections – Tony Evers is elected governor!

Tony Evers wins the governorship after nearly a decade of destructive policies and agenda from the Walker administration. All statewide offices are also filled by pro-conservation candidates including lieutenant governor, attorney general, and state treasurer.

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Statewide

2018

The Leading on Lead Bill (AB 78/SB 48)

Conservation voters helped pass the Leading on Lead bill (AB 78 / SB 48) (2018), an important step in fighting lead pollution in drinking water.

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Statewide

2018

Fighting manure pollution (NR 151)

Conservation voters helped pass important manure spreading rules to help fight manure pollution.

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Electoral

2018

Flipping an anti-conservation legislative seat

In a big win for conservation, our team worked to push endorsed candidate Patty Schachtner to victory in a January special election in western Wisconsin’s 10th Senate District.

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Local

2018

Establishing a Sustainability Commission in Green Bay

Our field staff, led by Field Director Seth Hoffmeister, helped form a Sustainability Commission in Green Bay. The commission brings together a diverse cross section of the city to work toward sustainable solutions.

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2017


Statewide

2017

The Well Compensation Bill (AB 226/SB 168)

AB 226 and SB 168 make it easier for more households to replace the costs of their contaminated wells or failing septic systems.

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2015


Statewide

2015

Saving a strong Natural Resources Board

Wisconsin has always been a leader in conservation, in large part because Aldo Leopold created the Natural Resources Board to be the citizens’ voice for our natural resources.

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Statewide

2015

Prohibiting pollution from plastics (SB 15)

Conservation voters showed their strength in support of this bill that phased out production of plastic microbeads, protecting the Great Lakes.

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Statewide

2015

Increased funding for county conservationists

County conservationists are the local boots on the ground working to reduce polluted runoff and providing critical testing and monitoring that keep our land and water clean.

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Statewide

2015

Defeating water privatization (AB 554)

Conservation voters helped kill a bill that would have privatized our most precious resource.

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2014


Statewide

2014

Expanding the Aldo Leopold Legacy Trail System (SB 596)

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages the Aldo Leopold Legacy Trail System on behalf of all citizens.

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2013


Statewide

2013

Designating the Rock River Trail Scenic and Historic Route (SB 41)

In 2013, a bipartisan group of 31 legislators introduced a bill that would designate the Rock River Trail Scenic and Historic Route, a water trail for boaters and paddlers with future plans to establish hiking and biking trails along the river.

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Statewide

2013

Protecting our waters with a watershed approach (SB 190)

Instead of managing water quality by considering one polluting source at a time, this law allows Wisconsin to consider the cumulative effect on an entire watershed.

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2008


Statewide

2008

Enacting a strong Great Lakes Compact

Passage of the historic and complicated Great Lakes Compact was the result of the support of more than 7,000 citizen comments, 40 local elected officials, and 50 organizations in support of the bill mobilized by Wisconsin Conservation Voters.

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2006


Statewide

2006

Clean Energy Bill signed into law

With more than 90 percent of Wisconsin’s energy coming from dirty coal power plants or dangerous and expensive nuclear plants, it was high time to make a commitment to clean energy.

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