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Columbia County F.L.A.G. – Future Leaders Active in Government

Understanding local government and being civically engaged is important for the functioning of a democratic society and contributes to personal development. Programs like F.L.A.G. provide an opportunity for students to participate in local government and civic engagement activities. F.L.A.G. members improve skills that enable civic engagement such as public speaking, leadership, teamwork and organizational skills. […]

Reducing non-point source pollution one lawn at time

Educational program reaches property owners near an impaired Wisconsin waterway In Green Lake County, UW-Extension community resource development educator Jay Dampier is working to reduce the amount of non-point source pollution. Organic matter and phosphorus from properties adjacent to waterways have become a major environmental concern in aquatic ecosystems. According to Dampier, the pollution can […]

Wisconsin Volunteer Stream Monitoring Award recipients named for 2017

For more, contact Peggy Compton, 608-342-1633, Peggy.Compton@ces.uwex.edu Since 2002, the University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have recognized volunteer stream monitors in Wisconsin with the Volunteer Stream Monitoring Awards Program. Individuals and groups are recognized for their efforts leading to increased participation in stream monitoring, collecting valuable stream data, and sharing their knowledge […]

Community Vitality and Placemaking Team honored with award

The UW-Extension Community Vitality and Placemaking Team was recognized with a Top Rural Development Initiative award from Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc. at a ceremony this week. “The four initiatives selected by the judges exemplify the best of all the great things rural Wisconsin has to offer,” said Rural Partners Executive Director Rick Rolfsmeyer. The UW-Extension […]

Meeting people where they are: Smartphone public engagement

Oneida County UW-Extension CRD agent and project lead Myles Alexander discussed a current project addressing the use of smartphones to increase public engagement. Other UW-Extension members on the grant-funded team include: Steve Nelson, CNRED Forest County Lynn Feldman, 4H and Youth Development Oneida County Angela Allen, CNRED Milwaukee County Molly Immendorf, Education Media Specialist Myles […]

Serving Veterans in Waupaca County

March 2017 UW-Extension Community Development Educator in Waupaca County  Jessica Beckendorf shared her work  on supporting Veterans and Veterans organizations in Waupaca County.  Click here for a summary of her work –  Supporting Veterans Click here to see how Veterans are served by UW-Extension educators in other parts of the state.  Click here to see how […]

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