New Town of Wheaton Board Supervisor: The Town of Wheaton Board Supervisor opening has been filled by Carolyn Kaiser.  Here is a little bit about Supervisor Kaiser. Has lived in the Town of Wheaton for 15 years. Upon retiring, after working ‘shifts’ she had the ability to become active with constituency for local passions. For past seven years she has attended and spoke at numerous Chippewa County Board, Chippewa County Land and Forest Management, Wheaton Town Board, and Wheaton Plan Commission meetings.  Focused on a better tomorrow; we accomplish that by looking at the community as a whole, providing them with hygienic water, clean air, safe infrastructure, and allowing them a voice. County committees and Township commissions which have allowed her a voice include:  Being a citizen member of Criminal Justice and Collaborating Council when employed.  Since retirement she currently serves as a citizen member on the County Board of Adjustment. Currently is active in the Chippewa County Land Conservation and Forest Management AD Hoc committee for clean water in bringing a community well to the Town of Wheaton so that safe water is available for all. While living in the Town of Wheaton she served as a poll worker for approximately 10 years and since June 2021 has served as Secretary of Wheaton Plan Commission.   She feels it is important for children to have buy in to their community, make them part of the solution. Her goals include:  listen, ask questions, be proactice in plans that benefit the community, Recognize that it is a team that can accomplish positive decisions for a productive future. Please welcome Supervisor Kaiser to the Wheaton Town Board.  Thank you to all candidates that expressed interest in this opening.


Chippewa County 2022 Nitrate Occurrence and Source Investigation Project Results Meeting

Chippewa County 2022 Nitrate Occurrence and Source Investigation Results

Chippewa County LCFM participated in a Nitrate Occurrence and Source Investigation project through UW-Extension and UW-Stevens Point in 2022.The objectives of the investigation were to:

• Expand well water testing in areas identified with high nitrate levels in the groundwater
• Allow for better characterization of nitrate contamination
• Look for possible emerging contaminants impacted by human uses

A total of 200 private wells were chosen from a statistical model predicting high nitrate-N concentrations in Chippewa County. Selection criteria used spatial, geologic and land use characteristics to represent the diversity of factors in the county that might influence water quality.

The project is now complete and we will be sharing the results on Wednesday June 28, 2023 from 6-8 pm at the Chippewa Falls Middle School Auditorium. We invite you to attend the informational session that will be conducted by the UW-Stevens Point Research Team.

Please mark your calendar and join us if you can.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Chippewa Falls Middle School Auditorium
750 Tropicana Boulevard
Chippewa Falls, WI
(Please use Door 2)

Event Details
6 pm – 7 pm Presentation (Lean more about groundwater & the results) 
7 pm – 8 pm Q@A with project staff

For more information you can reach out to 715-726-7920 or . 

On behalf of all of the people involved, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation for your contributions to this project.

Kevin Masarik 
Groundwater Education Specialist
UW-Extension & UW –Stevens Point

Lynda Schweikert 
Chippewa Co. LCFM