“Water infrastructure and a healthy Great Lakes region are critical to our way of life in Northeast Wisconsin,” said Rep. Gallagher. “Today’s bill takes important steps to not only strengthen local waterways, but additionally find ways to protect these resources for generations to come. I’m glad the bill includes many of my provisions to support Northeast Wisconsin, including a watershed study for the Upper and Lower Fox River basins, and look forward to continue working to maintain and improve the water infrastructure in our community.”
“We want to thank Rep. Gallagher for his leadership to produce bipartisan legislation that puts the power of nature-based solutions front and center. Thanks to his efforts, this legislation will help ensure that critical water resources projects produce multiple benefits for people and nature while targeting resources to disadvantaged and vulnerable communities. It will also help stop the spread of invasive species into the Great Lakes and further the restoration of lands and waters throughout the upper Mississippi River basin,” said Todd Holschbach, Director of Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin.