Kimberlee Wright, executive director of the Midwest Environmental Advocates, will address the Door County Environmental Council and members of the public on the topic of “Wisconsin’s Clean Water Future.” This presentation will take place on May 18, 7 pm, at the Door County Fire Company, 38 S. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay.
The Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA) is a nonprofit environmental law center in Madison that works for healthy water, air, land and government for this generation and the next. The organization works with people all over Wisconsin who are pulling together to protect our water and hold polluters and our government accountable. They will learn more about the stories of citizens who are using creative legal and grassroots strategies to defend natural resources.
“We can’t sustain a clean water future without an effective and responsive government,” states Wright. “Our rights in the waters of the state are being chipped away by our current legislature, both by rolling back longstanding protections and by starving our DNR of resources and autonomy for professional staff.”
Wright’s professional experience includes serving as the director of conservation programs for The Nature Conservancy and as the executive director for Domestic Abuse Intervention Services. Prior to joining MEA, she managed a statewide grant program for land trusts working in partnership with the Wisconsin DNR to protect critical habitat and natural areas