League of Women Voters look at water quality issues

La Crosse, Wis (WXOW) – Members of the League of Women Voters Upper Mississippi River Initiative hope they can play a bigger role in tackling water issues locally.

The group hosted leaders from the Illinois chapter talking about their accomplishment in tackling concerns around the Galena River Watershed.

The league concentrates on building changes from information and education until the reach consensus. Though in different states, water issues remain the same and local leagues hope the work done in Illinois can serve as a model here.

“We bring people together in kind of a neutral setting to talk about issues and find areas where you can work together,” Gretchen Sable with LWV Upper Mississippi River Initiative said. “So we looked at their example and how that example can spread throughout the Upper Mississippi.”

“We have models to share with those leagues all over because we all have water quality in common,” LWV Illinois President Bonnie K. Cox said. “We are all standing in a watershed that flows into our river.”

Members also hoped this would spark more people to take an active interest in the league of women voters. It’s open to both men and women. You can find more information and if about your local chapters by going here.

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Jeremy Culver

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