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Dip Into Lakes Videos

Videos from the Dip Into Lakes seminar series are now available online at the links below or on DVD. A DVD can be purchased for $5 (cash or check) by contacting the UW-Extension. Getting to Know Lakes by Chad Cook, UW-Extension Natural Resources Educator Winnebago Natural History by Art Techlow, WDNR Winnebago System Fisheries Biologist […]

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Fond du Lac County Water Quality Booklet

Now there is an educational booklet specifically for private well water users in Fond du Lac County. The booklet was developed in 2010 by UW-Extension, WDNR, and Fond du Lac County. Protect the Water You Drink – 2010 (PDF, 9 pgs) A paper copy of the booklet and more information on county water quality can be […]

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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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Used Oil Filters and Used Oil

As of January 1, 2011, it is no longer to legal to landfill motor oil filters and oil absorbents in WI. Here is a list of Fond du Lac County area businesses that will accept used oil and filters from their customers.

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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.

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Wind Energy

Did you know Fond du Lac County currently has more wind turbines than any other county in WI? Alliant Energy’s Cedar Ridge Wind Farm in the Towns of Eden & Empire (41 turbines, 68MW, 17,000 homes powered per year) Invenergy‘s Forward Wind Energy Project in the Towns of Byron & Oakfield & Dodge County (129 […]