Madison
45° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

Task force will attempt to reduce phosphorus runoff

Published On: Oct 05 2012 12:37:09 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 05 2012 01:23:43 PM CDT

MADISON, Wis. -

A new task force named by Dane County Executive Joe Parisi will be tasked with cleaning up area lakes through a partnership of public and private interests.

The Dane County Clean Lakes Task Force was introduced as part of Parisi’s 2013 budget. 

“This new task force will bring together the diverse partners who have been making a difference and help us effectively implement the solutions we know will lead to cleaner, healthier lakes,” said Parisi.

Members will be appointed by Parisi and include representatives from county government, the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, land conservation, agricultural and economic experts, and other partners.

Excessive algae formation in lakes is blamed on phosphorus runoff.

The task force will also explore the economic growth potential in clean energy, clean water and agricultural markets.

Advertisement
  • Get your weather app

    Channel3000.com and WISC-TV3 deliver local forecasts, live radar, school closings and alerts for Madison and South Central Wisconsin to iOS or Android devices.

  • Learn more about WISC-TV

    Meet the News 3 staff, learn about our newscasts, search our job postings and find out how to contact us.

  • Buck in the truck

    Buck in the truck

    Your pet photos

    Email us a picture of you and your pet and we'll use it in out Pet Walk segment which airs every weekday morning at 6:40. Include your name, your pet's name and where you're from. Email to petwalk@wisctv.com.

Advertisement