FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2011
CONTACT: James Tye, Director of Development, Clean Lakes Alliance
Cell: (608) 628-6655; email@example.com
Clean Lakes Alliance to Create Road Map for Reducing Phosphorous in Lakes
MADISON, Wis. — The Clean Lakes Alliance announced today that it is considering bids for the development of a plan to reduce phosphorous in Dane County lakes by 50 percent or more.
Many studies have shown that phosphorous plays the largest role in feeding the growth of algae in our lakes, which in turn causes a significant decline in the water quality, said Don Heilman, president of the Alliance. Developing a road map to reduce the amount of phosphorous coming into the lakes is crucial if we want to see cleaner lakes in Dane County.
Heilman noted that the Alliance is uniquely situated to advance policies that will help clean up the lakes. The group was founded in 2009 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the lakes, streams and wetlands of the Yahara Watershed. It has quickly grown to become the first such organization to unite local, county and state government, community, business and philanthropic leaders, agricultural interests and scientists in the common goal of cleaning up Dane County lakes.