Since the Water Council opened, 10 major water companies have moved large portions of their operations to Milwaukee to join the five major water companies that are home-grown. The number of water-related industries has risen from 150 companies to 250 companies in 5 years. Green jobs, most involving water, have increased 25% and have raised Milwaukee’s standard of living. Milwaukee’s water economy and its power to draw water industries are being called the “Blue Gold Rush.”
The Alliance for the Great Lakes and Scotts Miracle-Gro have initiated a public education campaign on lawn care to enhance water quality.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is encouraging individuals to take action to benefit fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats.