Protecting Waukesha County's Natural Resourses since 1978


Representing the Waukesha County community for the protection of Waukesha County's natural resources through dedicated grass-roots participation and action.

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To represent the Waukesha County community for the protection of Waukesha County's natural resources through grass-roots participation and action.
Remembering Our Founders
Dick Franz 
Ken and Maxine Leenhouts
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October 2017
(Waukesha, WI) Retzer Nature Center's annual Spring Workshop and Pre-Sale of compost bins, rain barrels and native plants is going on now through March 30. Order on line and view items at www.waukeshacounty.gov/SpringSale.  Orders will be available for pick up at Retzer Nature Center on May 12 from 9 am to noon only.  More information HERE.
Important West Waukesha Bypass Development and Update  12/17/2017
One of the important messages we need to send, is that even as the DOT and Waukesha County continue to build the north end of the West Waukesha Bypass our fight continues....read more.

West Waukesha ByPass Fight Continues 06/08/2017

I'm sorry that it's been a while since we've sent out a Bypass update. Why? To be honest we've been waiting for our lawsuit to get a hearing date...read more.

Bypass Legal Fight Update 08/31/2016   We're just a bit short of a modest summer fundraising goal. We're close enough though, that your contribution could be... read more.

05/06/2016  Formal Public Comments on the Draft Reevaluation of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Waukesha Bypass Project (Project ID No. 2788-01-00)

 BREAKING NEWS  Daily Reporter 07/08/2015
Highway J Citizens Group Attorneys Call for Immediate Cancellation of Highway 164 Widening Project to  Avoid Further Federal Litigation!

PRESS RELEASE 07/02/2015
WEAL Files Suit To Halt Unnecessary Lane Expansion and New Road Construction of West Waukesha Bypass    Filed Complaint

 A Perfect Storm by Allen Stasiewski; WEAL Transportation Team Leader

On 10/02/2015 WEAL joined more than 200 organizations and leaders from across the globe by signing an open letter to the Ocean Conservancy regarding recommendations that were made in a report entitled "Stemming the Tide"  

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules in Favor of OSGC By: Charlene Lemoine

Opinion pieceSubmitted to Green Bay Press Gazette on June 5, 2015  
It's time for good neighbors to oppose all waste gasification projects

By Dean Hoegger and Leah Sue Dodge, Tribe Member, Oneida Tribe of Indians, WI   

New York Times Article on Incineration

Settlement Agreement Ends GEITS Gasification Incinerator Plan for Adams, WI
City of Adams / GEITS Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release (pdf)

Action Alert - Gasification Proposal in Village of Mukwonago !!
The Facts on Gasification

The Facts Don't Support Gasification - Handout

WEAL and 130 other organizations send letter to Department of Energy over trash incineration. 
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Plans for a gasification incinerator surface in Adams, WI
A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article entitled "Green Energy Plan Raises Red Flags in City of Adams" describes a multifaceted agreement between the City of Adams (population 2,000) and a company called Global Environmental Infrastructure Technology Solutions....read  more
DNR invites public input to help set scope of review for new Enbridge pipeline proposal.  More information HERE

The Political Environment: WI DNR Must Prove It's Preparing A Fair Pipeline Review

Film and Bag Work group Recommendation for Hard to Recycle Plastic Film (doc)

WEAL Comments on Film Bag Work Group Recommendations (pdf)

NPR 3/31/15 - With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost


Volunteer opportunity: Help us survey for rare plants around Wisconsin.
   More information HERE
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