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Share your water story

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A state group wants to hear your water story.

“Beyond the Headlines- Wisconsin’s Water Future” is a program of Wisconsin Humanities.

It’s partnering with local media to explore what information residents want about their local waters and the stories they think need to be told.

Part of that project is hearing from you.

Dr. Monique Hassman is a watershed planner for the Vernon County Land and Water Conservation Department and Valley Stewardship Network.

She wants to see more stories about the struggles between farmers and water.

“There are a myriad of constraints for folks to improve their soil quality, which in essence affects the water quality, whether surface or groundwater, and that these constraints can be difficult to navigate,” said Hassman.

Some of the stories will be published on its website.

Wisconsin Humanities is also hoping the stories will help shape the program later this spring and lead to change.

“I want clean, swimmable, fishable, well-loved, well-protected waterways! I mean, that seems so silly but I really do mean that, it’s like water is such an incredible resource to everyone in the state,” said Caroline Gottschalk Druschke is an associate professor at UW Madison.

You can share your water story on the Wisconsin Humanities website.

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