Our fall membership kick-off is coming up quickly and we are excited to spend an evening re-connecting with current members and getting to know the folks who are new to the League or who are interested in joining. Caryl Terrell, Commissioner of the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission and League of Women Voters Member is our key-note speaker and will be discussing our newly adopted water position and the issues we face to preserve and protect our clean and abundant water.
For over 40 years, Caryl has been one of the state's most prominent environmental leaders. She works tirelessly as an advocate—both with grassroots citizens' groups and with the Wisconsin Legislature. Among the many victories that Caryl helped bring about:
• Protecting the Wolf River from Exxon's proposed Crandon Mine
• Passing comprehensive recycling laws
• Passing isolated wetland protection legislation
• Passing groundwater protection legislation.
Shahla Werner, Sierra Club Executive Director, said, "Caryl has unparalleled passion combined with the common sense needed to make a lasting difference for the people and places she loves. Scarcely a day goes by when I don't come across a policy she helped pass, an organization she helped found, or a life she helped touch. Caryl is a true inspiration for all who wonder just how much one person can do during their short time on our earth." We're thrilled she's agreed to travel north for this event and with her extensive background in water policy, is the perfect speaker to kick off what is likely to be a very busy year when it comes to our water.
The strength of our League is tied to our membership and we are hoping to increase our ranks this year. Please bring a friend on the 29th and introduce them to the LWV and our platforms of education and advocacy.
Our membership event is on September 29th from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Northern Great Lake Visitors Center in Ashland, WI. Hope to see you there!