April 2010 Backyard Heroes

Maria Emilia BarraganMaria Emilia Barragan, Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger

A long-time volunteer for Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger, Maria Emilia Barragan currently serves on the Board of Directors. Maria is a fervent advocate for environmental justice, now trying to prevent drinking water contamination from dangerous toxins coming from former Army ammunition sites like Badger. Maria says, “It’s rewarding to be part of this nonprofit organization, helping to set national precedents that have been useful to other states!”

For information about Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger or to volunteer, please visit www.cswab.com or call (608) 643-3124.

Jim ConnorsJim Connors, Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter

Since retiring as an attorney, Jim Connors has volunteered for many groups, including the Sierra Club, John Muir Chapter. Jim has provided invaluable legislative service, testifying on bills related to electronic waste, recycling funds, and a statewide ban on phosphorus lawn fertilizer that recently became law. Jim looks forward to many upcoming victories in our work for clean water and clean energy in Wisconsin.

For information about Sierra Club, John Muir Chapter or to volunteer, please visit www.wisconsin.sierraclub.org or call (608) 256-0565.