By the governor:
Secretary of State
The State of Wisconsin
office of the governor
executive order #34
Relating to the Creation of the Governor's Year of the Trails Commission
WHEREAS, Wisconsin's trail system has more than 1,400 miles of trails which provide outdoor enjoyment and recreation to thousands of users; and
WHEREAS, Wisconsin's trails offer a variety of activities including all-terrain vehicle riding, bicycling, cross-country skiing, disabled access, dog sledding, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, rollerblading, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and walking; and
WHEREAS, Wisconsin's trails provide health benefits to its users, help preserve the environment, boost local economies, generate community pride and improve the quality of life for residents; and
WHEREAS, Wisconsin is committed to informing and educating others on the benefits of the trail system;
NOW, THEREFORE, I SCOTT McCALLUM, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of this state, and specifically by Section 14.019 of the Wisconsin Statutes, do hereby:
1. Create the Governor's Year of the Trails Commission ("Commission"); and
2. Provide that the Commission shall consist of not more than twenty-one (21) members appointed by the Governor to serve at the pleasure of the Governor; and
3. The Governor shall designate one (1) member of the Commission to serve as chair and one (1) member to serve as Vice-Chair; and
4. Provide that the Commission shall prepare a plan for the Year of the Trails by:
a. promoting of the economic, environmental and social benefits of trails including community-building opportunities; and
b. promoting of the health benefits of the trails; and
c. promoting of the use of trails as an alternative means of transportation; and
d. encouraging more people to use trails; and
e. increasing awareness of the importance of trails and the need to maintain them; and
f. raising the visibility of the trails.
5. Require the Commission to prepare and submit periodic reports to the Governor with recommendations for the Year of the Trails; and
6. Require the Commission to submit a final report to the Governor no later than January 2003; and
7. Direct the Department of Natural Resources' Bureau of Parks and Recreation to provide the Commission with administrative and support services; and
8. Direct the Department of Administration to provide the Commission with such sums of money as are necessary for travel and operating expenses in accordance with Section 20.505(3)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes; and
Provide that the Commission shall dissolve when its final report is accepted by the Governor.
S467 IN TESTIMONY WHERE OF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin to be affixed. Done at the Capitol in the city of Madison this fifteen day of November in the year two thousand and one.
By the governor:
Secretary of State
State of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Environmental Education Board
October 2001
The Honorable, The Legislature:
Every two years, units of state government are asked to provide a report to the legislature. A statement made by a citizen provides a wonderful testament to the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board's (WEEB) accomplishments: "I never realized the Board is served by just one part-time employee. I envisioned a much larger unit of government that that. You sure do a lot with a little! You had me completely fooled."
While fooling the public is not a WEEB goal, setting the future direction for environmental education in the state is. During the biennial period the WEEB began the implementation of a five-year strategic plan, EE-2005: A Plan for Advancing Environmental Education in Wisconsin. The primary goal of the plan is to enhance the environmental literacy of all Wisconsin residents.
As the WEEB strives to incorporate new initiatives, it continues to provide opportunities for Wisconsin residents to learn about the importance of creating and maintaining sustainable economic and ecological environments in the state. This report provides an overview of the projects that have been made possible over the last two years by the WEEB grant program. The diversity of projects attests to the many venues of daily life environmental education permeates. Environmental education ensures our Wisconsin heritage of concern and stewardship for our environment will continue for generations to come.
If, as you review the report, question arise, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Rick Koziel
State of Wisconsin
Office of the Secretary of State
To the Honorable, the Senate:
Douglas La follette
Secretary of State
State of Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources
October 31, 2001
The Honorable, The Senate:
In fulfillment of the requirement under s. 299.80 (16), Wisconsin statutes, I am submitting to you a copy of the Environmental Cooperation Pilot Program 2001 Progress Report. I am also providing a copy of the Report to the Governor and to the Honorable Chief Clerk of the Assembly, John Scocos.
For more information on the Environmental Cooperation Pilot Program or additional copies of this report, please contact Mark McDermid at (608) 267-3125, or visit our web site at
Darrell Bazzell
State of Wisconsin
Ethics Board
November 20, 2001
The Honorable, The Senate:
The following lobbyists have been authorized to act on behalf of the organizations set opposite their names.
For more detailed information about these lobbyists and organizations and a complete list of organizations and people authorized to lobby the 2001 session of the legislature, visit the Ethics Board's web site at
Boyce, Catherine Community Alliance of Providers of Wisconsin (CAPOW)
Boyce, Catherine Greater Milwaukee Convention & Visitors Bureau
Broydrick, William Greater Milwaukee Convention & Visitors Bureau
Fonfara, Thomas VoiceStream Wireless
Traas, Kevin Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association
Also available from the Wisconsin Ethics Board are reports identifying the amount and value of time state agencies have spent to affect legislative action and reports of expenditures for lobbying activities filed by organizations that employ lobbyists.
Roth Judd
referrals and receipt of committee reports concerning proposed administrative rules
Relating to foster home care for children.
Submitted by Department of Health and Family Services.
Report received from Agency, November 20, 2001.
Referred to committee on Human Services and Aging, November 21, 2001.
Relating to the community development block grant program.
Submitted by Department of Commerce.
Report received from Agency, November 21, 2001.
Referred to committee on Universities, Housing, and Government Operations, November 21, 2001.
The joint committee for review of Administrative Rules reports and recommends:
Relating to the eligibility of nonparent relatives of children to receive kinship care benefits to help them provide care and maintenance for the children.