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Community resiliency symposium addresses water quality

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) – On Tuesday morning, the fourth annual Community Resiliency Symposium was held at Western Technical College.

The event focused on the importance of water quality in the region. Local conservationists and community members addressed issues in the La Crosse River watershed. While projects in the area are showing signs of success, including phosphorus trading in Sparta, conservationists said there are still things each of us can do to help protect our groundwater.

“When it is raining, think about where that rain is going from hitting the roof to when it hits the lawn. Where does it go? Make that connection and see where the pollution is coming from. The main thing for people to do is recognize everybody has a stake in it, everybody is responsible and there are things you can do,” said Bob Micheel, the director of the Monroe County Land Conservation Department.

The symposium was hosted by the Sustainability Institute.

Allante Walker

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