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June 14, 2019

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Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. I hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend.

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La Crosse Wetlands Visit

As part of our hearing in La Crosse, Ducks Unlimited and the La Crosse County Conservation Department joined the Speakers Task Force on Water Quality on a trip to a local wetland hosted by the Wisconsin Wetlands Association. We learned about wetlands crucial role in protecting water quality. This is the first of many field visits we plan to take as part of the Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality.

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Mauston and La Crosse Water Quality Task Force

Thank you to everyone who came to the Water Quality hearings this week. Both hearings were very informative and productive as we continue to learn more about how to protect the quality of our water. In Mauston we heard from, in addition to the public, Trout Unlimited, the Wisconsin Association of Professional Agricultural Consultants, representatives from Juneau, Sauk, and Wood County, the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, and Petenwell and Castle Rock Stewards.

The La Crosse hearing was held at the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. We heard from the public, Wisconsin Rural Water Association, representatives from the state of Minnesota and La Crosse, Midwest Environmental Advocates, and Carbon Cycle Consulting LLC. Thank you to all our invited speakers and members of the public for taking time out of your day to present to the committee. We are making excellent progress and hearing many innovative ideas.

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Lafayette County Dairy Breakfast

I had a great morning serving at the Lafayette County Dairy Breakfast with Rep. Travis Tranel on Saturday. Thanks to Cottonwood Dairy, South Wayne, for hosting. Big crowd and good food!