The WI Salt Wise Partnership

WI Salt Wise is a coalition of organizations from across Wisconsin working together to reduce salt pollution in our lakes, streams and drinking water. Our primary goals are to: educate residents, leaders and winter maintenance professionals on salt pollution and solutions, provide training and promote best practices to reduce salt pollution and recognize contractors committed to using the right amount of salt for conditions.

You can contact us via email:

Sustainability and Development Coordinator

Allison Madison



Allison Madison is the first-ever staff person at Wisconsin Salt Wise. Since assuming her role in June 2020, she has spearheaded statewide collaboration around salt reduction. Allison has 10+ years of experience in science and sustainability education in  both formal and informal settings from the Appalachian mountains to Olympic National Park, classrooms in inner-city Milwaukee to the ponderosa pine forests of Colorado's Front Range. Allison graduated from St. Olaf College and has a joint MS. in Environment and Resources and Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin. She's passionate about protecting Wisconsin's freshwater resources and celebrating their beauty by paddling, swimming,  skiing, etc.



Spring 2021 Volunteers

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Emily Glaeser, UW-Madison (2021) - Emily is majoring in Environmental Science with a certificate in Global Health. They love to bake, cook, and crochet. They are excited to work with Salt Wise to help protect the health of Wisconsin's communities and ecosystems.





CC Orth




CC Orth, UW-Madison (2023) - CC is majoring in Environmental Science with a certificate in public policy and leadership. She is a triathlete and a foodie. CC supports Salt Wise through case study development, social media promotion, and  research into successful salt reduction programs.





Emily Solem



Emily Solem, UW-Madison (2022) - Emily is majoring in Biology and hopes to pursue a career in physical therapy. In her free time Emily loves taking walks at Vilas Park and taking pictures of Lake Wingra. Her work centers around reducing salt inputs into this lake that is so special to her and many other Madisonites.






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WI Salt Wise Partnership: A coalition of organizations working together to reduce salt pollution in our lakes, streams and drinking water.