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Celebrating World Bee Day

May 20 is World Bee Day – a chance to acknowledge the role of bees on our lives and our planet. While the number of all bee populations has declined over the last few decades, it continues to be concern because of the important role bees play as pollinators. Many species of animal – including humans […]

Protecting endangered species and keeping the lights on

The third Friday in May is always National Endangered Species Day, an opportunity to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species, their habitats and what it takes to do so. Currently, there are 12 endangered and 11 threatened species in Wisconsin and 3 endangered and 8 threatened species in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that fall […]

Mequon Nature Preserve plants 3,000 native trees thanks to ATC grant

The Mequon Nature Preserve recently planted 3,000 native trees to help reforest select areas that are reverting back to hardwood forests. The tree purchase was made possible by a $4,500 grant from ATC. The trails in the 44-acre Preserve are currently open to the public, but its education center is closed until June 1. “We’re […]

Butterfly weed is a must for pollinator gardens

This week’s National Wildflower Week celebrates blooms that bring landscapes to life. Whether in prairies, pastures, along roadsides or in back yards, wildflowers create habitat, help conserve water and reduce erosion. There are lots of beautiful wildflower species that provide food for bees, birds, butterflies and other pollinators, but one of the showiest wildflowers is Butterfly […]

Spring cleaning in the transmission line rights-of-way

With the weather turning warmer and many of us remaining safer at home, spring cleaning activities have likely begun. ATC has our own version of spring cleaning, but due to the nature of the work and materials we use, we call it “fair-weather line maintenance” – mostly because some of our inspection and maintenance activities […]