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Wisconsin Water Environmental News Briefs

Citizen Action Network for our Environment

September 12, 2002 Volume 5 Issue 24

In This Issue

1. Rivers 2002 - A Watershed Event Click Headline
Conference brochure and registration information online!

2. Nominate Your River Champion! Click Headline
Tell Us Your Choice for our Annual River Champion Awards!

3. Trout Unlimited Internship Available Click Headline
Work and Earn Credit while Creating a Great River Protection Organization

Today's Quote

"Just give me one more season, so I can figure out the other four."
- John Prine

1. Rivers 2002 - A Watershed Event
Shaping the Future of Our Waters!

Join the River Alliance as we develop a Citizen Action Plan for Wisconsin's Watersheds and sharpen our watershed protection skills.

Visit our website for all the details, and to register today!

The Rivers 2002 conference will be held Nov 8-10, 2002, at the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt, WI. The River Alliance annual dinner will be part of the conference this year, on Saturday night, November 9, in Stevens Point.

The purpose of this conference is two-fold:

  • To create an action plan for Wisconsin's watersheds for 2003-2005, that everyone can help implement.

  • To educate and inform river and watershed allies, and share tools to increase the effectiveness of our watershed protection work.

If you have questions about the conference, phone or email us!

We hope to see you November 8-10, 2002, in Rosholt.


2. Nominate a River Champion!

Tell us your nominations for the annual River Alliance of Wisconsin River Champion Awards!

Each year, the River Alliance of Wisconsin honors individuals, businesses and organizations that have gone the extra mile to protect and restore our rivers and streams. We publicly recognize these award winners at our Annual Awards Dinner and Auction. This year, the event will be held the evening of Saturday, November 9th at Sentry World in Stevens Point.

If you would like to nominate an individual, organization or business in one or more categories, please fill out the form on the back. Please provide the appropriate contact information and describe the reasons you believe the nomination is warranted.
All nominations must be postmarked by no later than October 4, 2002.

Nominations Form


  1. Elected Official- An elected public official in local, state, or federal government who has been a leader in seeking legislation that will help to protect and/or restore the rivers and streams of Wisconsin.

  2. Private Sector- A business or corporation that has done exceptional work for the rivers and streams of Wisconsin.

  3. Public Sector- A government employee at the municipal, county, state or federal level whose actions have benefited our rivers and watersheds.

  4. Local Guardian- An individual or organization that has put forth meritorious effort on behalf of Wisconsin waterways at a local level.

  5. River Alliance Volunteer- A member of the River Alliance of Wisconsin who has furthered the aims and efforts of the Alliance and helped protect our rivers.

To nominate, print out this form and simply mail or email by Oct. 4!


3. Trout Unlimited Internship

Work and Earn Credit while Creating a Great River Protection Organization
The Southern Wisconsin Chapter Trout Unlimited (SWTU) is seeking someone who will work 8-12 hours a week over the next 6-12 months. The chapter received a River Protection Planning grant from the Wisconsin DNR to help increase its organizational capacity and become a better river protection force. Laura Hewitt in the Midwest Office of Trout Unlimited has offered to provide office space and minor logistical support for the project. IES affiliated Professor Gerry Campbell is the SWTU member directing the river protection grant. It is possible to develop a plan for a university credit earning independent study with work or volunteer efforts associated with the project.

The work will involve sorting, filing and creating membership and operations records. It will also involve telephone and personal interviews with SWTU members, WI DNR, and county and town officials. Willingness to attend a local chapter meeting encouraged. Depending upon the qualifications of the candidate other more substantial duties may be involved.

Compensation will be $9.00-12.00 per hour depending on experience. Travel will be compensated at $0.30 per mile. Qualified candidates should be upper level undergraduates or graduate students who are organized, self-motivated, have good computer skills, have excellent communication skills, and work well with other people.

If you are interested in the position please send a resume to:
SWTU Internship c/o Laura Hewitt
TU-Midwest Office
211 S. Paterson St., Ste. 180
Madison, WI 53703

or e-mail it to

The deadline for applying is September 23, 2002.


We are also seeking students as project volunteers. If you have personal or professional experience related to membership or organizational records management, strategic planning, volunteer recruitment or strategic financial planning please call Gerry at 238-8766 or email him at


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