Air News: New video launch and poetry contest winner announcement

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Air Program

May 20, 2019

DNR launches new video, Committed to Clean Air: Particle Pollution

Have you ever wondered what particle pollution is, where it comes from and what you can do to help reduce it?  As part of Clean Air Month, DNR's Air Program launched a new video Committed to Clean Air: Particle Pollution.  This is a follow up to last year's Committed to Clean Air in Wisconsin video.

9th annual Air, Air Everywhere Poetry contest winner announced

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources held its annual poetry contest this May to celebrate Clean Air Month.  Third, fourth and fifth grade students across Wisconsin completed an activity from DNR’s Air, Air Everywhere teacher’s activity guide, and wrote poems and riddles on what they learned about Wisconsin’s air. 

“We received many excellent entries and appreciate the creativity and hard work of all the students that participated,” said Gail Good, Air Program Director. 

The department would like to announce that third grader, Deema Arman, of Madinah Academy of Madison took first place in this year’s competition.  Congratulations Deema!  Here is the winning poem:

My Cool Friend

Air is my friend.

Now and till the end.

Air is all around.

Up in the sky and near the ground.

We know it’s there though it can’t be seen.

Let’s work together to keep it clean.

Air, Air, I know you’re here.

I can feel you ever so near.

You are the thing that helps me live.

And anything you want I will give.

You lift me up.

You keep me cool.

And that’s why I say you rule.

I know you’re hurt.

When people pollute.

And to those who help you

I give salute.

For more information on the Air, Air Everywhere guide and to view the runners-up, visit the Poetry Contest webpage on DNR’s website.   Educators may order the Air, Air Everywhere guide by sending their name and mailing address to

Introducing new online DNR Environmental Management Division quarterly report

The DNR’s Environmental Management (EM) Division is proud to announce the EM Insight - a new, online division quarterly report.

Visit the page to read brief summaries of interesting news from DNR's EM Division and to sign up for the GovDelivery topic. Those who sign up, will automatically receive a notification when new editions of the quarterly reports are released.