Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor activities are defined as essential under the state's stay-at-home order, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources expects a successful spring turkey harvest.
Human waste continues to be a prominent source of contamination in private wells located in Grant, Iowa and Lafayette counties, with the Southwestern Wisconsin Groundwater and Geology study finding microbes in human feces in 12 of 34 wells sampled in November 2019.
Wisconsin communities along the Mississippi River are seeing some minor flooding, and local officials have discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic would affect preparations for a more serious flood along the river.
Wisconsin environmental regulators say they're still moving forward on work to address so-called forever chemicals, known as PFAS, during the coronavirus pandemic, though some activities are being postponed.
Wisconsin is home to nearly 70 state parks and more than 40 state trails — not to mention many county parks, forests and natural areas. Wherever you live in the state, you’re not far from a quiet place to take in nature.
The state Department of Health Services announced on March 29 that there are 1,221 positive cases of COVID-19 statewide, as well as 15,856 negative tests. As of March 30, 19 people had died statewide due to COVID-19.