River in Recovery tour highlights effort to keep our water clean

August 2, 2019
In The News

Leadership from Brown, Outagamie and Calumet counties met for a single goal.

“What can we do together as a community to take care of the environment, but also ensure a robust agricultural economy at the same time,” said Congressman Mike Gallagher.

It is a resource that we are all responsible for keeping clean.

“The Bay of Green Bay affects everybody,” he said. “The Fox River affects everybody. So, it’s incumbent upon all of us to think about what can we do to make sure we’re passing this incredible resource to the next generation.”

One stop on the tour visited a stream-based restoration project designed to fight erosion.

“We stabilize the stream banks and also got rid of invasive species that were growing on the stream banks like buckthorn and things like that,” said Jeremy Freund, project coordinator at Outagamie County’s conservation department.

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