& Great Lakes
* July 2009 Update
Defining Problems Away
local, state and
federal government agencies are trying to push through changes that
will hide local environmental problems in the Green Bay area by simply defining
them out of
1980s, a list of 13
problems were identified, and these formed the basis for clean-up
planning. Now, the agencies are writing
“Delisting Targets” to allow them to take each problem off the list and
victory, in many cases when serious problems still exist.
comment period is
being held right now. It’s vital that
everyone protest these changes, because premature delisting would
future efforts to better address problems.
We would have no local mandate or hope of government
funding if our
problems are declared “solved.”>
You Can Take:
Letter to the DNR --- Mail our form
letter, due August
6, 2009, or write your own. Please add your own comments
your letter. Or you can cut and paste your letter into an
e-mail to Erin Hanson, of the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural
Resources. Be sure to include your name, full address and phone
your Elected Officials --- Cut and paste your DNR letter
into the online forms provided by elected officials, with a note on top
asking your elected officials for help:
Members and Co-workers to do the same. --- We
make a difference if we all work together!
|Other things you can do:
Write a Letter
to the Editor of
your local newspaper expressing your views on this topic. (Click
for ideas, addresses and e-mails.)
Local Programs You
can volunteer to speak at your church, school or civic club about this
issue. We provide handouts and pointers. Just give us a
at 920-468-4243. If we all work together we can reach more people
and be more effective. Citizen advocacy and organizing can
make a difference, and be empowering for you and your group.
at the local, state and federal level to demand that they support good,
rapid actions on this issue.
for ideas and addresses.
Or you can just use our ready-made click-and-send
letter at the top
of this page. It's easy. Please help by exercizing your civic
and make sure the government is listening to grassroots public
--- Read as much information on this website as possible, so you can be
an informed participant. Visit Fox River Watch often, to
new additions, updates and action alerts!
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Talk with your
co-workers, and neighbors about
this issue. Urge them to visit this webpage and get involved too.