A map of the draft KRM commuter rail line that connects Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee along with more stops in between.

Forward Thinking – City of Racine

#2 – City of Racine – Embracing Commuter Rail Racine’s City Council remains committed to the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee (KRM) commuter rail line more than a decade after efforts were ended by the legislature. The City of Racine recognizes that climate change is a growing threat to their Lake Michigan fronting community and that commuter rail could […]

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Road in Bayfield

Forward Thinking – Bayfield County

#1 – Bayfield County – Fixing Local Roads and Building Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in Rural Wisconsin While you may know that Wisconsin’s smallest city is famous for its summer tourists, beautiful shorelines, and warm hospitality, you may not know that Bayfield County is also a leader in sustainability. Local leaders recognized that climate change is […]

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Arboretum trail

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure Series – Final, May 31, 2021

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure – 5.31.2021 TEMPERATURE: 67 degrees F WIND: 7 mph, SSW BIRD SPECIES: 17 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S89397121) My marsh trips have come to a close. Last night, I visited the marsh for the last time this spring – I went at dusk because I wanted to see the last of the marsh that I could […]

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path in the Arboretum

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure Series – May 24, 2021

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure – 5.24.2021 TEMPERATURE: 63 degrees F WIND: 5 mph, S BIRD SPECIES: 29 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S88892064) This past week was likely the wettest we’ve had all spring. Southern Wisconsin has endured a dry spring, which has been tough on some plants and wildlife, but great for my daily birding visits to the marsh. With […]

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Abe and his family watching birds on Gardner Marsh. Photo: Jonathan Lenoch

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure Series – May 17, 2021

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure – 5.17.2021 TEMPERATURE: 59 degrees F WIND: 3 mph, ENE BIRD SPECIES: 40 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S88369638) It was a special week for people associated with my adventure series. First, it was my birthday last week, and I got to celebrate it with a first of year (FOY) blue-winged warbler. As far as birthday birds […]

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Gardner Marsh path

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure – May 10, 2021

Abe’s Arboretum Adventure – 5.10.2021 TEMPERATURE: 43 degrees F WIND: 11 mph, ENE BIRD SPECIES: 37 (https://ebird.org/checklist/S87725310) Leaves have swallowed up the marsh woods, and have made it more difficult to spot birds. The cottonwoods and their leaves are old news, but now most of the wooded area adjacent to the marsh has fully leafed […]

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