Julie Pierce emerged from the Milwaukee River covered with filth and oil as her Shorewood High School conducted a constructive demonstration by cleaning debris from the shoreline of a park in Shorewood, a Milwaukee suburb, April 22, 1970. The high school junior was participating in the national observance of Earth Day.

Photos: First Earth Day in 1970

Clean ups, protests, and gatherings were held across the country for the first Earth Day observance in 1970.

Drop of water

Slow-no-wake on Fox River in Berlin

BERLIN – Slow down if you’re boating on the Fox River in Berlin. Green Lake County officials have announced a slow-no-wake order since water…

Brown trout

DNR stocking 316,000 trout statewide

MADISON (AP) – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is working to stock 316,000 trout across the state ahead of the inland fishing …