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.
Central Sands Nitrate and Neonicotinoid Study
On April 6, 2023, staff from WGNHS, DATCP, Portage County, and UW–Madison Extension will host a public roll-out of the Central Sands Nitrate and Neonicotinoid
$10 million Grant Program to Address Polluted Private Wells
Gov. Tony Evers has announced a new $10 million grant program to address polluted private wells. The program uses one-time funding through federal COVID-19 relief