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Ashley Beranek
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Science nerd, freshwater protection advocate, avid reader.
Science nerd, freshwater protection advocate, avid reader.

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Awesome field trip! :)

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Wisconsin is fortunate to have a large number of volunteers across the state helping with the collection of water quality data. Volunteers and the public then have access to the data on WDNR's website. Go citizen science!

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Poetry and science. <3 Authored by Nathan J. Reid - check out his work on Instagram and his website (nathanjreid.com). :)

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This is pretty great! "[T]he city is building the world’s largest phosphorus recovery facility at the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant." Good news for Lake Michigan.

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Politics impacting natural resource management in Wisconsin.

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EPA strengthened it's regulations for residential wood-burning stoves on February 3, 2015 in an effort to reduce air pollution.

Wisconsin legislators have decided that we don't need these regulations and have introduced a bill that would prevent WDNR from promulgating the new standards:

"This bill prohibits [the Wisconsin] DNR from promulgating a rule, or enforcing a federal regulation, that specifies a new source performance standard or other emission standard for residential or commercial wood stoves that is more stringent than any new source performance standard in effect on December 31, 2014."

I don't understand how this is helpful to preserving our environment or promoting the health of Wisconsin residents. 

Information on new EPA standards: http://www2.epa.gov/residential-wood-heaters/final-new-source-performance-standards-residential-wood-heaters

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Beautiful phytoplankton blooms.

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Heads up to those in Wisconsin dealing with wolves on their property. The Gray Wolf has been relisted as an endangered species by the federal court so lethal removal is no longer legal. Read more at this link:

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It's good to consider the environmental impact of some of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes this holiday week. As the nation's top cranberry producer this is especially relevant to Wisconsin.

Loopholes in the Clean Water Act and state exemptions have left cranberry growers with the freedom to discharge potentially nutrient rich and pesticide laden wastewater into nearby waterways and wetlands. This is having a detrimental impact on overall water quality. 

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From a cloudy day, but beautiful waters from Northern Wisconsin.
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Waters of Wisconsin
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