Kewaunee County residents gave its Land and Water Conservation Committee a dozen different items to focus on over the coming year. Some of the suggestions included different fees for variances, spill responses, and confined animal feeding operations while others asked farmers to reduce herds and increase the use of cover crops and no-till practices. Committee Chairperson Chuck Wagner says there are things the county could do better, but some of the suggestions would need legislative approval.
Wagner saluted the farmers and the Land and Water Conservation Department staff for working together to address the concerns of the community. Residents also requested recommendations made by the state’s water quality task force be supported and restrictions on manure storage and hauling be enforced.