For 30 years, Community Shares has been a strong supporter of nonprofits focusing on Social Justice, Animal Welfare and the Environment. Over the coming months, we will be sharing 30 stories from our 30 years of community change.
In 2007, Lake Superior, the largest surface area of any freshwater lake in the world, dropped to 20 inches below average, and the need for protection of the Great Lakes became apparent. Click here to read an article by USA Today written in 2007 on the economic and environmental consequences of the dropping water-level in the Great Lakes.
A local, non-partisan, nonprofit organization encouraging lawmakers to support conservation policies that effectively protect Wisconsin's public health and natural resource is Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Institute.
In 2008, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Institute led the way in passing The Strong Great Lakes Compact –an agreement between eight states and two Canadian provinces to prevent the diversion of Great Lakes water outside the region with only limited exceptions. The Wisconsin Legislature passed the Compact on May 14, 2008, a historic moment for Wisconsin and an enormous victory for our Great Lakes.
On that day, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters thanked the Wisconsin state legislators responsible for passing the long-awaited Great Lakes Compact.
“The passage of the Great Lakes Compact is a win from every angle…for our lakes, our jobs, our health, our recreational opportunities, and our democracy,” said Anne Sayers, program director for the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters.
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