Central Sands Water Action Coalition (CSWAC) is a grassroots, volunteer coalition of over 65 lake associations, lake districts, river groups and conservation groups that are concerned about the negative impacts to water resources in the six county Central Sands region of Wisconsin (Adams, Marquette, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara, and Wood Counties).

CSWAC has been working on these issues for years. Click here to read an OpEd piece from 2015 addressing both water quality and water quantity issues.

Click here for a list of CSWAC member groups.

What's New?

Legislature Can Defend Law Restricting Administrative Powers

According to a Wisconsin State Journal article published on January, 11, 2021, “In an order issued Tuesday, the high court granted a request from the Joint Committee on Legislative Organization to intervene in a pair of joined cases that hinge on the balance of power between elected politicians who make the laws and technical experts who implement it.

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PFAS Action Plan Released

The DNR released a PFAS Action Plan, but the Legislature’s rules committee is meeting to consider suspending key parts of the rule.

Read about the action plan here,

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Wisconsin DNR Map of Central Sands

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