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Clean Clear Waters News and Updates

CCW Updates:

Check out our new Clean Clear Waters Checklist!

CCW in the News:

2/5/2014
Executive Director, John Imes, gave a presentation on Clean Clear Waters at the 11th Annual "Advancements in Stormwater and Erosion Control" conference hosted by Naseca Wisconsin. View his presentation: Clean Clear Waters' Designation for Advanced Erosion Control.

11/5/2013
Press release
for the launch of Clean Clear Waters.

11/6/2013
New Shorewood Hills home seen as showcase for advanced erosion control practices.The Wisconsin State Journal covered the launch of the Clean Clear Waters Challenge. The event was held at the first certified home and showcased the significance of advanced erosion control practices for the quality of Madison lakes.  

Brochure

Read more about Green Built Home and Clean Clear Waters in the new brochure.

News Archives:

Green Options for Stormwater Recycling (pdf)
4/1/2009
Homeowners, leading developers and communities are increasingly turning to these natural drainage systems to capture and reuse stormwater before it enters the waterways. 

Clean Water Strategies
9/1/2007
The renewed focus on the quality of our lakes, streams and drinking water should cause us to rethink the traditional and prescriptive-driven solutions of the past, and examine innovative strategies and policies that can help clean our waters. Fortunately, the use of green infrastructure, environment-focused, performance-based strategies and new directions in environmental governance can help us achieve the water quality and healthy economic climate we deserve.

End the ‘Sewer Wars’: Collaboration and a focus on green infrastructure is the key to solving Milwaukee’s water woes
2004

Summary: Shoreland Development in Wisconsin: Balancing a Healthy Economy with a Healthy Environment
10/7/1998
This 1998 forum brought together over 150 conservationists, developers, lake association representatives and government personnel to engage in a dialogue about shoreland development.