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Clean Sweep, Collection of Hazardous Waste

The Land and Water Conservation Department of Fond du Lac County will hold a Clean Sweep collection of hazardous chemical waste on Saturday, May 6, 2023. This collection is for household and agricultural chemical waste. It is open to all Fond du Lac County residents, farms, school districts, and small businesses (VSQGs). The collection occurs […]

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Get Ozone Alerts By E-Mail

Warm temperatures had some people seeing orange.  That was the color of the federal Air Quality Index (AQI), meaning “unhealthy air for sensitive groups,” for 15 counties in Wisconsin. Higher temperatures mean higher ozone levels, which can harm the elderly, young children, and anyone with a respiratory or cardiac disease.  The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recommends […]

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Take A Deep Breath on Earth Day

In 1970 Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. senator from Wisconsin, proposed a spring day for Americans to speak out about conserving natural resources. That first Earth Day rallied millions of citizens and spurred Congress to create significant laws for clean air, clean water, and energy conservation. Nelson earned natural resources a lasting place in national politics. […]

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Printable Air Quality Publication

“Fond du Lac County Action for Air Quality” is complete.  This publication describes all of the ways that air quality matters locally and includes notes about actions manufacturers and groups like the Asthma Coalition are taking to improve it.  If you would like hard copies of this publication, contact our office about how many you […]

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Burn Wisely With Outdoor Wood Boilers

Using wood as a heating fuel contributes more fine particle pollution to air in Fond du Lac County than any other single source. If you can smell smoke or see a plume, you are likely breathing in contaminants.  Listen to my interview with the Wisconsin Radio Network.