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DNR Continues PFAS Drinking Water Well Sampling In Town Of Peshtigo
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DNR Continues PFAS Drinking Water Well Sampling In Town Of Peshtigo

Residents Encouraged Opt-In For Free Test

DNR Seeking Public Comment For Environmental Review Of Manitowoc Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Project
DNR Conducting Winter Prescribed Burns In Local Marshlands To Reduce Fire Hazards And Improve Vegetation
DNR Receives Straddling Community Diversion Application From Somers Water Utility
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DNR Receives Straddling Community Diversion Application From Somers Water Utility

Water In Diversion Area Would Be Returned To Lake Michigan

DNR Proposes Firearm Restriction On Land Purchased In Merton
DNR Seeking Public Comment For Environmental Review Of The City Of Lake Mills Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Project
DNR Seeks Public Comments For Proposed Green Tier Contract With The C.A. Lawton Co.
Environmental Review Of The City Of Sheboygan Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
Environmental Review Of The City Of Kiel Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
All Wolf Harvest Zones Are Now Closed
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All Wolf Harvest Zones Are Now Closed

 

Environmental Review Of The Village Of Bonduel Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
Wolf Harvest Zones 1,3,4 Will Close To Hunting And Trapping Effective 3 p.m. Feb. 24
Wolf Harvest Zones 2,5,6 Will Close To Hunting And Trapping Effective 10 a.m. Feb. 24
February Wolf Harvest Season Feb. 22-28
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February Wolf Harvest Season Feb. 22-28

 

DNR Launches PFAS External Advisory Group
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DNR Launches PFAS External Advisory Group

 

New PBS Wisconsin Program Spotlights State Natural Areas And State Parks
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New PBS Wisconsin Program Spotlights State Natural Areas And State Parks

“Wisconsin’s Scenic Treasures: Southern Vistas” Airs This March

Ice Shanty Removal Dates Approaching
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Ice Shanty Removal Dates Approaching

Removal Deadlines Apply To All Boundary Waters

Environmental Review Of The City Of Watertown Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
WCC Applauds Funding Proposed In Governor’s Budget To Support Conservation
Environmental Review Of The City of Janesville Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
Wisconsin Conservation Congress Seeking Students For Youth Conservation Congress
Wisconsin DNR Announces February Wolf Harvest Season
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Wisconsin DNR Announces February Wolf Harvest Season

Apply For Permit And Preference Points Feb. 16 - 19

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Virtual Meeting Feb. 24
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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Virtual Meeting Feb. 24

Deadline For Remote Appearance Requests And Written Comments 11 a.m. Feb. 17

Incidental Take Notice For Ozaukee County
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Incidental Take Notice For Ozaukee County

 

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Announces Special Meeting Feb. 15
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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Announces Special Meeting Feb. 15

Deadline For Written Comments: 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14

Environmental Review Of City Of West Allis Project For Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
Additional Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Marinette And Oconto Counties
Environmental Review Of City Of Mayville Project For Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan For Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Jefferson And Rock Counties Virtual Public Meeting Feb. 23
Great Lakes Fishing Guide Virtual Meeting Feb. 17
Save The Date: Wisconsin Water Week March 8-12
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Save The Date: Wisconsin Water Week March 8-12

Join The Discussion Online

Environmental Review Of The City Of Shawano Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
DNR Now Accepting Submissions For 2022 Stamp Design Contests
Turn Your Property Into A Deer Destination
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Turn Your Property Into A Deer Destination

Attend DNR Virtual Open House Feb. 10 To Learn More About Deer Management Assistance Program

Environmental Review Of The City Of Menasha Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
Virtual Lake Michigan Whitefish Public Hearing Feb. 8
Virtual Meeting On Proposed Rough Fish Contract Changes Feb. 10
DNR Natural Resources Board Honor Awarded To Gail Good
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DNR Natural Resources Board Honor Awarded To Gail Good

Rebecca Wallace Memorial Award Honors Excellence In Environmental Work

Environmental Review Of The City Of Kenosha Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
Prescribed Burns Spark A Better Future For Rare Ecosystems
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Prescribed Burns Spark A Better Future For Rare Ecosystems

Fall Burns Control Invasive Species, Boost Native Plants

Wisconsin’s 2020 Elk Hunting Season Ends On High Note
Fall Turkey Harvest Numbers And Permit Sales Increased In 2020
Environmental Review Of The City Of Kaukauna Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
DNR Releases Latest Sampling Results Revealing Broader PFAS Presence In Madison Area Lakes And Yahara River Chain
DNR Confirms CWD In Wood County Wild Deer; Renews Baiting And Feeding Bans
Environmental Review Of The City of Edgerton Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP)
Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Announces Special Meeting Jan. 22
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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Announces Special Meeting Jan. 22

Deadline For Remote Appearance Requests And Written Comments: 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21

Environmental Review Of The City Of Eau Claire Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
DNR Seeking Nominations For 2020 Hunter Ethics Award
New Smelt Consumption Advisory for Lake Superior
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New Smelt Consumption Advisory for Lake Superior

Elevated Levels of PFAS Found in Rainbow Smelt

Madison Gas And Electric Expands Tier 2 Green Tier Participation
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Madison Gas And Electric Expands Tier 2 Green Tier Participation

Company Looks To Reduce Environmental Impact And Advance Culture of Sustainability

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Virtual Meeting Jan. 27
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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Virtual Meeting Jan. 27

Deadline For Remote Appearance Requests And Written Comments Jan. 20 at 11 a.m.

Environmental Review Of The City Of Columbus Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
Cast Your Line During Free Fishing Weekend Jan. 16-17
Environmental Review Of The City Of Baraboo Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
DNR Confirms CWD Detected In Shawano County
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DNR Confirms CWD Detected In Shawano County

Baiting and Feeding Ban Renewed In Shawano And Waupaca Counties

Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan For Calumet, Fond Du Lac, Outagamie And Winnebago Counties Virtual Public Meeting Jan. 26
Environmental Review Of The City of Bloomer Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
DNR Reminds Wisconsinites To Reduce Salt Use This Winter
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DNR Reminds Wisconsinites To Reduce Salt Use This Winter

Chlorides Impact Our Environment, Economy And Infrastructure

Snowmobilers: Think Smart Before You Start
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Snowmobilers: Think Smart Before You Start

Snowmobile And Ice Safety Tips From The Wisconsin DNR

Sauk Prairie Bald Eagle Watching Goes Virtual For 2021
Incidental Take Notice for Adams County
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Incidental Take Notice for Adams County

 

DNR Announces Temporary Trail Closures At Potawatomi State Park
DNR Asks Public To Help Shape Deer Management In Wisconsin
Elk Management Plan Open For Public Comment
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Elk Management Plan Open For Public Comment

 

Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan For Florence, Forest, Marinette And Oconto Counties Virtual Public Meeting Jan. 19
DNR Issues Wastewater Discharge Permit For JCI/Tyco Facility In Marinette
Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan For Oneida, Price And Vilas Counties Virtual Public Meeting Jan. 12
Wisconsin Waterfowl, Turkey And Pheasant Stamp Funding Project Applications Due Feb. 5
Good News For Endangered Species
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Good News For Endangered Species

Learn More About Volunteer Efforts And How You Can Contribute

New Lake Trout Bag Limit For Lake Michigan Effective Jan. 1, 2021
Fond Du Lac Man Honored For 50 Years Of Hunter Education Instruction
OutWiGo To Wisconsin State Parks
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OutWiGo To Wisconsin State Parks

Step Into The New Year With A First Day Hike

Wisconsin PFAS Action Council Releases PFAS Action Plan
DNR Confirms CWD Detected In Washington County; New Baiting And Feeding Ban Now For Ozaukee County
Environmental Review Of The Village Of Cassville For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
Latest <em>Wisconsin Natural Resources</em> Magazine Spotlights Seasonal State Park Walks And Outdoors For Everyone
DNR Offers New Resources For Public Interested In Air Quality Monitoring
Blue Mound State Park Draft Master Plan Available for Public Review And Comment
DNR And DHS Publish 2020-2021 Fish Consumption Advisory
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DNR And DHS Publish 2020-2021 Fish Consumption Advisory

Choose Wisely Booklet Outlines Safe-Eating Guidelines For Fish

Pheasant Stocking Provides Additional Hunting Opportunities This Holiday Season
DNR Secretary Appoints Todd Ambs Deputy Secretary; Steven Little Assistant Deputy Secretary
DNR Seeking Data On Water Quality Of Lakes, Streams And Rivers
Wisconsin DNR Announces Wolf Season Begins Nov. 6, 2021
Black Bear Permits And Spring Wild Turkey Harvest Authorizations Application Deadline Dec. 10
DNR Reminds Snowmobilers To Ride Responsibly
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DNR Reminds Snowmobilers To Ride Responsibly

 

Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund Reaches $1 Million
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Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund Reaches $1 Million

Fund Supports Habitat Management On State Lands

Help Shape Deer Management In Wisconsin
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Help Shape Deer Management In Wisconsin

 

Lake Menomin Walleye Regulation Change Meeting On Dec. 8
Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan Virtual Meeting Dec. 15
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Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan Virtual Meeting Dec. 15

For Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Menominee, Shawano And Taylor Counties

Nine-Day Deer Hunt Harvest Totals And License Sales Now Available
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Nine-Day Deer Hunt Harvest Totals And License Sales Now Available

Sales For All Deer Licenses Continues To Outpace Last Year

DNR Awards Brownfields Grant To City Of Neenah
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DNR Awards Brownfields Grant To City Of Neenah

Funds Will Be Used For South Side Redevelopment

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Virtual Meeting Dec. 9
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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Virtual Meeting Dec. 9

Deadline For Remote Appearance Requests And Written Comments Dec. 2

2021 State Park Admission Passes On Sale Dec. 1
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2021 State Park Admission Passes On Sale Dec. 1

Passes Available Online, At Properties Or Over The Phone

Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan Virtual Meeting Dec. 8
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Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan Virtual Meeting Dec. 8

For Adams, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara And Wood Counties

Preliminary Nine-Day Deer Hunt Harvest Totals And License Sales Now Available
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Preliminary Nine-Day Deer Hunt Harvest Totals And License Sales Now Available

Sales For All Deer Licenses Up From Same Time Last Year

DNR Invites Public To Virtual Meeting On Lake Mendota Bass Regulation Changes
Snapshot Wisconsin Project Reaches 50 Million Photos
DNR Seeks Public’s Help with Investigation of Horse Incident on Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest Trail
In-Person CWD Sampling Temporarily Suspended During Nine-Day Gun Deer Season
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In-Person CWD Sampling Temporarily Suspended During Nine-Day Gun Deer Season

Multiple Alternate CWD Sampling Options Still Available Across Region

Help Shape Deer Season For Your Community
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Help Shape Deer Season For Your Community

Weigh In On Deer Herd Size & Management Unit Boundaries

DNR Seeks Public Input On Walleye Regulations For Minocqua Chain
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DNR Seeks Public Input On Walleye Regulations For Minocqua Chain

Proposal Would Extend Walleye Catch-And-Release Season To 2022

As Nine-Day Approaches, Hunters Prepare To Head Into Field For Another Great Season
DNR To Host Online Listening Sessions Nov. 18 Regarding PFAS Investigation In Marinette, Peshtigo And Surrounding Communities
Hunters: Avoid Placing Deer Stands In Ash Trees
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Hunters: Avoid Placing Deer Stands In Ash Trees

Ash Trees Can Break And Cause Serious Injury

Options For New Hunters As They Head Into 2020 Deer Hunting Season
DNR Seeks Public Input For Proposed Revisions To Broad Incidental Take Permit
DNR Seeks Public Input For Incidental Take Notice In Waushara County
DNR Hunt Wild Wisconsin Mobile App Loaded With New Features For Fall 2020
Celebrating America Recycles Day: DNR Recycling Excellence Awards Honors Wisconsin Recyclers
DNR Investigating Manure Spill Near Cashton
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DNR Investigating Manure Spill Near Cashton

 

2020 Sustainability And Business Support Report Released
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2020 Sustainability And Business Support Report Released

Report Highlights Successful Partnerships Positively Impacting The Environment

DNR Fosters Strong Partnership With Printing Industry
Calling Wisconsin Kids: Get Creative And Enter The 2021 Keep Wildlife Wild Poster Contest
Waterfowl Hunters Encouraged To Wear Lifejackets
When Leaves Fall, Fire Danger Rises

When Leaves Fall, Fire Danger Rises

Dry Seasonal Conditions Lead To Increased Fire Risk

Peak Rut Is Underway
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Peak Rut Is Underway

Remember These Hunter Safety Tips As You Head Out This Season

First Harvest And First Experience Certificates Help Hunters Commemorate Time Outdoors
Fourth Lake Whitefish Virtual Meeting Nov. 17
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Fourth Lake Whitefish Virtual Meeting Nov. 17

 

Peshtigo Harbor Wildlife Area Shooting Range To Open For Firearm Sight-Ins
Columbia County Shooting Range To Re-Open
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Columbia County Shooting Range To Re-Open

Safety Improvements Done; New Handgun Range Due In 2021

Deer Hunters Encouraged To Help Families In Need Through Deer Donation Program
Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan Virtual Meeting Nov. 17
Lake Superior Management Update To Be Held On Nov. 18
Environmental Review For City Of St. Croix Falls Project
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Environmental Review For City Of St. Croix Falls Project

SDWLP Soliciting Public Comments

2020 Wisconsin Bear Season Shows Increased Hunter Success
DNR Investigating Injury To Horse On Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest Trail
Environmental Review For City Of Menasha Project
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Environmental Review For City Of Menasha Project

SDWLP Soliciting Public Comments

Environmental Review For Village Of Reeseville Project
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Environmental Review For Village Of Reeseville Project

SDWLP Soliciting Public Comments

Public Comments Sought For Proposed Green Tier Contract With Madison Gas And Electric Company
Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan Virtual Meeting Nov. 10
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Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan Virtual Meeting Nov. 10

For Pepin, Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe And Vernon Counties

DNR To Restore Wetlands In Mount Pleasant
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DNR To Restore Wetlands In Mount Pleasant

DNR Grant Will Provide 100% of Restoration Funding

New Study Shows Air Quality Improving In The Dairy State
Phone Orders Of 2020 State Park Passes Suspended Starting Oct. 26
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Phone Orders Of 2020 State Park Passes Suspended Starting Oct. 26

Online And Property-Based Sales Available

Incidental Take Notice for Dane County
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Incidental Take Notice for Dane County

 

Environmental Review For City Of Ladysmith Project
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Environmental Review For City Of Ladysmith Project

SDWLP Soliciting Public Comments

DNR Surface Water Grant Deadline Approaching
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DNR Surface Water Grant Deadline Approaching

Submit Final Applications By Nov. 2, 2020

Waterfowl Hunters: Help Stop The Spread Of Aquatic Invasive Species
Heather Berklund Named New Chief State Forester
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Heather Berklund Named New Chief State Forester

First Woman In Wisconsin’s History To Hold Position

Environmental Review For Iron River Sanitary District Two Project
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Environmental Review For Iron River Sanitary District Two Project

SDWLP Soliciting Public Comments

DNR Launches Waste Characterization Study At Wisconsin Landfills
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DNR Launches Waste Characterization Study At Wisconsin Landfills

Study To Provide Insight Into Waste Reduction And Diversion Efforts

C.W. Caywood Shooting Range To Temporarily Reopen On A Limited Basis
Celebrate Wisconsin’s Working Forests During Forest Products Week
Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Virtual Meeting Oct. 28
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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Virtual Meeting Oct. 28

Deadline For Public Participation 11 a.m. On Oct. 21

State Hunter Education Now Available Online For All Ages
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State Hunter Education Now Available Online For All Ages

Temporary Change Pivotal For Those Under Age 18

DNR Confirms Incident At Devil’s Lake State Park
DNR On Track To Fill Great Lakes Fish Stocking Quotas
DNR Awards Brownfields Grant Valued Up To $35,000 To Grant County
Spotlight On Wisconsin Forests During Oct. 21 Premiere of America’s Forests With Chuck Leavell
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Spotlight On Wisconsin Forests During Oct. 21 Premiere of America’s Forests With Chuck Leavell

Two-Part Series Explores Breadth Of Sustainable Forestry In Wisconsin

Public Asked To Help DNR Prioritize Work On Water Quality Standards
Environmental Review For Village Of Muscoda Project
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Environmental Review For Village Of Muscoda Project

SDWLP Soliciting Public Comments

DNR Seeks Comments On Updated Surface Water Assessment Guidance
Gibraltar Rock And Dells Of The Wisconsin River State Natural Areas Open
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Gibraltar Rock And Dells Of The Wisconsin River State Natural Areas Open

Parfrey’s Glen And Pewits Nest To Remain Closed

Environmental Review For City Of Markesan Project
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Environmental Review For City Of Markesan Project

SDWLP Soliciting Public Comments

Timber Sale Scheduled At Prince’s Point Wildlife Area
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Timber Sale Scheduled At Prince’s Point Wildlife Area

Sale Focused On Removing Ash Trees Infected With EAB

Environmental Review For City of Nekoosa Project
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Environmental Review For City of Nekoosa Project

Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Soliciting Public Comments

Environmental Review For Village Of Oliver Project
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Environmental Review For Village Of Oliver Project

Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Soliciting Public Comments

2020 Wisconsin Ring-Necked Pheasant Season Opens Oct. 17
Environmental Review For City Of Pewaukee Project
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Environmental Review For City Of Pewaukee Project

SDWLP Soliciting Public Comments

Environmental Review Of The City Of Darlington For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP)
Quick Action Contains Invasive Plant Population
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Quick Action Contains Invasive Plant Population

State Officials Hail Local Action; Ask Landowners To Help

Lake Whitefish Virtual Meeting To Be Held Oct. 20
DNR Releases Presentations On Methodology Behind Central Sands Lakes Study
Snapshot Wisconsin’s Data Dashboard Now Open To The Public
DNR Asking For Public Input On Wisconsin PFAS Action Plan
DNR Awards Brownfields Grant Valued Up To $35,000 To City Of Stoughton Redevelopment Authority
DNR Confirms EHD In Buffalo County Deer
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DNR Confirms EHD In Buffalo County Deer

EHD Can Be Fatal To Deer But Is Not A Threat To Human Health

Annual Tree Seedling Sales To Begin Oct. 5
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Annual Tree Seedling Sales To Begin Oct. 5

 

Environmental Review For City Of Amery Project
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Environmental Review For City Of Amery Project

SDWLP Soliciting Public Comments

DNR To Fund Sampling Of Hundreds Of Potable Wells For PFAS In The Town Of Peshtigo
View Fall Foliage Via Wisconsin’s Trails
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View Fall Foliage Via Wisconsin’s Trails

Peak Fall Color Is Almost Here

One Million And Counting: Wisconsin Reaches New Milestone In Avian Citizen Science
Lake Superior Virtual Preliminary Hearing Oct. 13
DNR To Update Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan
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DNR To Update Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan

First Virtual Meeting Oct. 13

First-Ever Invasive Carp State Case: DNR Investigation Shows Illegal Sales In Madison
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First-Ever Invasive Carp State Case: DNR Investigation Shows Illegal Sales In Madison

Highly Destructive Bighead, Silver And Grass Carp Destroy Native Fish Habitats

Enrollment Open For Landowners To Provide Public Access To Private Lands In Wisconsin
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Enrollment Open For Landowners To Provide Public Access To Private Lands In Wisconsin

NRCS And DNR Partnership Promotes Voluntary Public Access And Habitat Incentive Program

Environmental Review Of The Village Of Bruce For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
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Environmental Review Of The Village Of Bruce For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program

DNR Seeking Public Comments Regarding Decision

DNR Notified Of Possible Separate Contamination Issue At Marinette Facility That Has Paused PFAS Treatment
A New Method To Count Wolves, A Better Fit For Wisconsin
Fall Waterfowl Hunting Season Openers Just Around The Corner
Citizen Scientists Honored For Monitoring Wisconsin’s Natural Resources
Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Oconto And Shawano Counties
DNR To Host Online Listening Sessions Sept. 16 Regarding PFAS Deer Tissue Sampling And Other Investigation Activities In Marinette, Peshtigo And Surrounding Communities
Statewide Deer Hunter Diary Study To Be Conducted This Fall
DNR Publishes Annual Report Card On Efforts To Protect Wisconsin’s Drinking Water Supplies
Archery And Crossbow Deer Hunting Seasons Open Sept. 12
Though Many Waters Below Long-Term Average, Some Good Signs For Wild Rice In 2020
Final Year Of West Nile Virus Monitoring To Conclude This Fall
DNR Awards Brownfields Grant Valued Up To $35,000 To City Of Portage
Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Virtual Meeting Sept. 23
DNR’s Brownfield Program Launches Interactive Map To Highlight Statewide Cleanup And Redevelopment Successes
DNR Publishes Results Of Firefighting Department PFAS Survey
The DNR Urges Hunters To Wear A Harness While Using Treestand This Fall
Second Lake Michigan Whitefish Virtual Meeting Sept. 22
C.W. Caywood Memorial Shooting Range Remains Closed After Safety Hazard
Lower Menominee River Area Of Concern Delisted
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Lower Menominee River Area Of Concern Delisted

Significant Milestone Achieved To Clean Up Historical Pollution In The Great Lakes

Daily Admission Passes Available Friday, Sept. 4
ATV/UTV Operators: Ride Responsibly Labor Day Weekend
Hook and Line Lake Sturgeon Season Opens Sept. 5
Historic Cleanup Of Lower Fox River Completed After 17 Years
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Historic Cleanup Of Lower Fox River Completed After 17 Years

Millions Of Yards of Contamination Cleaned From Riverbed

Groundwater Coordinating Council Releases Recommendations To Improve Groundwater Quality And Quantity In Wisconsin
Fall Hunting And Trapping Season Forecasts Highlight Hunter Opportunities, Notable Changes To Limits And Zones
Enhancing Ozone Monitoring Across Wisconsin
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Enhancing Ozone Monitoring Across Wisconsin

 

New Restrictions On PFAS-containing Firefighting Foams Effective Sept. 1
Elevated PFAS Levels Found In Ditch Downstream Of JCI/Tyco
DNR Seeks Public Input On Water Quality Standards
DNR Seeks Input On Proposed ATV/UTV Route Connections In Northern Highland – American Legion State Forest
Pattison State Park Trails Reopen
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Pattison State Park Trails Reopen

2018 Storms Required $750,000 In Repairs

Sign Up To Participate In Gun Deer Hunt For Hunters With Disabilities
Ruffed Grouse West Nile Virus Test Results Now Available
Help Track Wisconsin’s Deer Populations By Reporting Deer Sightings
Watch For Salamanders, Snakes, Frogs And Lizards On The Road
Wisconsinites Encouraged To Apply For DNR Surface Water Grant Funds
Water Safety Always Starts With A Life Jacket
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Water Safety Always Starts With A Life Jacket

 

DNR Public Notices Wastewater Discharge Permit for JCI/Tyco Facility in Marinette
Botanists Identify – And Contain – A New Invasive Grass In Wisconsin
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Botanists Identify – And Contain – A New Invasive Grass In Wisconsin

Early Identification And Reporting Will Keep It From Spreading

Lake Michigan Whitefish Virtual Meeting August 18
Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Virtual Meeting August 12
DNR Launches New Website
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DNR Launches New Website

Redesign Places Emphasis On Ease Of Use

Bonus Antlerless Deer Harvest Authorizations On Sale In August
Green Tier Program Celebrates Milestone Anniversaries
DNR Confirms Spill At JCI/Tyco Facility in Marinette
DNR Issues Final Site Closure for State’s Largest Brownfield Cleanup Project
Tichigan Lake Boat Access Closed For Improvements August 3-14
Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Special Virtual Meeting July 30
Next Phase For DNR Cleanup Of Portage Canal To Start By Fall 2020
Carnivorous Plant Last Seen 40 Years Ago Among Finds by Rare Plant Detectives
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Carnivorous Plant Last Seen 40 Years Ago Among Finds by Rare Plant Detectives

Rare Plant Monitoring Program Makes Record-Setting Discoveries

Incidental Take Notice for Racine County
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Incidental Take Notice for Racine County

 

EPA Approves Site-Specific Phosphorus Criteria For Multiple Wisconsin Lakes
DNR Assisting With Cleanup Of Manure Spill Near Pulaski
DNR Seeks Public Input On PFAS Contamination In Marinette, Peshtigo and Surrounding Communities
DNR Hunter Safety Classes Resume July 13
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DNR Hunter Safety Classes Resume July 13

Social Distancing, In-Class Limits And Room Setup Among New Safety Protocols

Bear Hunting Application Period For 2021 Season Opens July 1
Forest Regeneration Project Scheduled For Havenwoods State Forest
2020 Invader Crusader Award Winners Announced
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2020 Invader Crusader Award Winners Announced

Individuals And Groups Honored For Work To Control Invasive Species

National Dam Safety Awareness Day Is May 31
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National Dam Safety Awareness Day Is May 31

 

Wisconsin State Parks To Adjust Operations
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Wisconsin State Parks To Adjust Operations

State Parks To Lengthen Hours, Reopen Select Restrooms And Extend Campground Closures

Environmental Review Of A City Of Milwaukee Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
Limited Number of State Shooting Ranges To Reopen May 14
PFAS Found In Sediment and Surface Water At Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern
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PFAS Found In Sediment and Surface Water At Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern

PFAS Are Highest In The Kinnickinnic River

Extreme Fire Danger For Sunday, May 3
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Extreme Fire Danger For Sunday, May 3

Red Flag Warning In 12 Central Wisconsin Counties

Wisconsin 2020 Game Fish Season Opens May 2
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Wisconsin 2020 Game Fish Season Opens May 2

Anglers Encouraged To Fish Close To Home, All Regulations And License Requirements Apply

Looking For A New Career?
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Looking For A New Career?

DNR Now Hiring State Conservation Wardens

Governor Evers Signs Emergency Order Relating to Suspending Rules for DNR-Certified Operators
200-Acre Wildfire In Juneau County
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200-Acre Wildfire In Juneau County

Second Fire In Town of Armenia

DNR Directs JCI/Tyco To Provide Emergency Drinking Water for Three Homeowners On Private Wells Near JCI/Tyco Biosolid Applied Fields Investigation Area After Sampling Results Show High Levels of PFAS Contamination
DNR Supports Groundwater Awareness Week With Focus On Sustainability
14 DNR Wardens Honored For Lifesaving, Valor And Meritorious Service Acts
DNR, OCI Urge Wisconsinites To Consider Flood Insurance After Record Rain And Snow In 2019
Wisconsin PFAS Action Council (WisPAC) Developing PFAS Action Plan For State
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Wisconsin PFAS Action Council (WisPAC) Developing PFAS Action Plan For State

Public Input Opportunities Available

DNR, EPA Sign Agreement to Proceed on Milwaukee Estuary Cleanup to Eliminate 32-Year-Old Area of Concern Designation
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DNR, EPA Sign Agreement to Proceed on Milwaukee Estuary Cleanup to Eliminate 32-Year-Old Area of Concern Designation

Great Lakes Legacy Act Agreement Accelerates Contaminated Sediment Cleanup in Milwaukee

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Approves DNR Effort to Create New PFAS Standards
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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Approves DNR Effort to Create New PFAS Standards

PFAS Permanent Rulemaking Process Moves Forward

DNR Providing Emergency Drinking Water to Homeowner with PFAS Contamination Near JCI Investigation Area
OutWiGo Snow Event Being Held Saturday, Jan. 11 at Lapham Peak
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OutWiGo Snow Event Being Held Saturday, Jan. 11 at Lapham Peak

Activities Include Hiking, Cross-country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Fat-tire Biking, Sledding and More

DNR Issues Wastewater Discharge Permit for City of Waukesha Water Diversion Project
DNR Announces New Chief Conservation Warden
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DNR Announces New Chief Conservation Warden

 

Newest Public Land Atlas Now Available
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Newest Public Land Atlas Now Available

 

DNR Confirms PFAS-Containing Foam Found at the Mouth of Starkweather Creek and Lake Monona
DNR Completes Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Proposed Waukesha Great Lakes Water Diversion
Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Approves DNR Scope Statement for Manure Regulations Aimed at Protecting Drinking Water
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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Approves DNR Scope Statement for Manure Regulations Aimed at Protecting Drinking Water

Approval of the scope statement allows the department to develop detailed rules that require final approval from the Legislature.

Natural Resources Board to Meet Dec. 10-11 in Madison
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Natural Resources Board to Meet Dec. 10-11 in Madison

The open forum is an opportunity for citizens to provide in-person testimony in Madison or remotely from Green Bay.

Washburn County Hunting Incident Shooter Identified
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Washburn County Hunting Incident Shooter Identified

The investigation is ongoing.

DNR Seeks Public’s Help in Washburn County Hunting Incident
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DNR Seeks Public’s Help in Washburn County Hunting Incident

Four Incidents Reported During Opening Weekend of Gun Deer Season

Deer Hunting License Sales On Par with 2018
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Deer Hunting License Sales On Par with 2018

Two areas have already exceeded last year's sales totals for the entire season.

Teamwork strikes again in major illegal deer harvest case
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Teamwork strikes again in major illegal deer harvest case

"This is a case of two people who are not hunters by any stretch of the imagination, and determined to steal wildlife from the public - wildlife observers and those who are ethical and law-abiding hunters."

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Taking More Steps to Protect Drinking Water
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Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Taking More Steps to Protect Drinking Water

PFAS Rulemaking Process Moves Forward

Surface Water Sampling Reveals PFAS At Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport
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Surface Water Sampling Reveals PFAS At Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

As a result, DNR is asking airport and military officials to take steps to prevent future discharges of PFAS from the outfalls.

Surface Water Sampling Reveals PFAS At Dane County Regional Airport
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Surface Water Sampling Reveals PFAS At Dane County Regional Airport

In a letter to Dane County Regional Airport on Oct. 11, the DNR informed airport officials that the sampling data indicates they are responsible for the discharge of a hazardous substance.

EPA Proposes Updates to Rules Impacting Lead and Copper in Drinking Water
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EPA Proposes Updates to Rules Impacting Lead and Copper in Drinking Water

DNR to Review Proposed Updates to Lead and Copper Rule

DNR’s First Round of Sampling Shows PFAS Contamination at Surface Water Monitoring Locations in Wisconsin
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DNR’s First Round of Sampling Shows PFAS Contamination at Surface Water Monitoring Locations in Wisconsin

PFAS are a group of human-made chemicals used for decades in numerous products, such as non-stick cookware, fast food wrappers, stain-resistant sprays and firefighting foam.

DNR Reaffirms Commitment to Addressing Impacts of Climate Change on Wisconsin’s Natural Resources During Climate Week
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DNR Reaffirms Commitment to Addressing Impacts of Climate Change on Wisconsin’s Natural Resources During Climate Week

"Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time."

Majority of Wisconsin Public Water Systems Met Safe Drinking Water Standards in 2018; Challenges Still Exist
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Majority of Wisconsin Public Water Systems Met Safe Drinking Water Standards in 2018; Challenges Still Exist

Some contaminants continue to present challenges, including nitrate, arsenic, and lead.

DNR to Implement Mandatory CWD Sampling and In-Person Registration for Six Townships in West Central Wisconsin During Nine-Day Gun Deer Season
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DNR to Implement Mandatory CWD Sampling and In-Person Registration for Six Townships in West Central Wisconsin During Nine-Day Gun Deer Season

CWD is a contagious neurological disease of deer, elk and moose that is caused by an abnormal protein called a prion.

Water Control Structure Failure at Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area Lowers Lake Levels at Beckman Lake
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Water Control Structure Failure at Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area Lowers Lake Levels at Beckman Lake

Beckman Lake is a 63-acre lake with a maximum depth of about 12 feet and is fed by Allen Creek.

DNR hosts hearing to discuss wetland and water permits related to water diversion project
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DNR hosts hearing to discuss wetland and water permits related to water diversion project

The hearing will also cover the DNR's Environmental Impact Statement on the overall diversion project.

City of Waukesha proposed water diversion public hearing
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City of Waukesha proposed water diversion public hearing

Waukesha is applying for wetland and waterway permits to construct a water supply system to divert water from Lake Michigan and a return system.

DNR announces results of Madison PFAS contamination pilot study
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DNR announces results of Madison PFAS contamination pilot study

"Clean drinking water is a public health priority."

DNR taking more steps to protect Wisconsin drinking water
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DNR taking more steps to protect Wisconsin drinking water

The DNR will ask 125 municipal wastewater treatment facilities to begin sampling and analyzing water flowing in and out of the facilities for PFAS compounds.

DNR Secretary Appoints Beth Bier To Deputy Secretary
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DNR Secretary Appoints Beth Bier To Deputy Secretary

Beth began her career at the DNR in 2001 in the Secretary's Office.

Environmental review of a City of Milwaukee project for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
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Environmental review of a City of Milwaukee project for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program

The project entails the replacement of water mains throughout the city.

DNR Secretary announces leadership change
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DNR Secretary announces leadership change

Tim Cooke, current deputy division administrator, will assume the administrator role.

A breath of fresh air: DNR celebrates Clean Air Month as Wisconsin’s air quality continues to improve
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A breath of fresh air: DNR celebrates Clean Air Month as Wisconsin’s air quality continues to improve

Clean Air Month is held annually each May.

DNR and DHS Work Together to Improve Water Quality in Wisconsin
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DNR and DHS Work Together to Improve Water Quality in Wisconsin

This week the DNR worked with Department of Health Services to ask the health agency to review 40 contaminants for possible groundwater quality standards.

Free ice fishing clinics for kids set for Feb. 9 at five Milwaukee County parks
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Free ice fishing clinics for kids set for Feb. 9 at five Milwaukee County parks

No pre-registration is necessary for the clinics. Equipment and snacks will be provided and it's all free!

DNR Secretary Cole announces additional appointments to leadership team
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DNR Secretary Cole announces additional appointments to leadership team

Todd Ambs has been named DNR Assistant Deputy Secretary.

DNR Secretary Cole makes first appointments to leadership team
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DNR Secretary Cole makes first appointments to leadership team

Cole said he would announce additional appointments as they are made.

Sturgeon Fest set for Sept. 29 at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee
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Sturgeon Fest set for Sept. 29 at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee

The family-oriented event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features the opportunity for participants to sponsor and hand release one of the young sturgeon into the Milwaukee Harbor.

Public meeting set on dredging at South Milwaukee
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Public meeting set on dredging at South Milwaukee

The MMSD is planning to remove about 60,000 cubic yards of soil and sediment along the banks of the Kinnickinnic River and approximately 10,000 cubic yards will be disposed on the Falk Landfill.

Environmental Review of City of Milwaukee Project for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP)
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Environmental Review of City of Milwaukee Project for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP)

The project entails the replacement of lead service lines and water main relay throughout the City of Milwaukee.

Environmental review of City of Milwaukee project for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP)
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Environmental review of City of Milwaukee project for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP)

The project entails the replacement water main relays throughout the City of Milwaukee.

DNR approves straddling community diversion application from city of Racine
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DNR approves straddling community diversion application from city of Racine

Straddling community diversion applications are regulated under the Great Lakes Compact.

Environmental Protection Agency approves plan to improve water quality in the Milwaukee river basin
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Environmental Protection Agency approves plan to improve water quality in the Milwaukee river basin

The approved TMDL plan aims to reduce phosphorus and other pollutants entering the Menomonee, Kinnickinnic and Milwaukee rivers as well as the Milwaukee Harbor Estuary.

Cougar sighting verified in Washington County
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Cougar sighting verified in Washington County

DNR staff rely almost exclusively on the public for reports of cougars and other rare mammals.

Secretary Dan Meyer today announced new leadership appointments at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
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Secretary Dan Meyer today announced new leadership appointments at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

These appointments will be effective Monday, February 19, 2018.

DNR asks public for input on draft Wisconsin River Basin Total Maximum Daily Load study to improve water quality
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DNR asks public for input on draft Wisconsin River Basin Total Maximum Daily Load study to improve water quality

Once finalized, the TMDL plan is sent to EPA for their review and approval.

New pricing structure to go into effect on Wisconsin State Park System properties Feb. 15
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New pricing structure to go into effect on Wisconsin State Park System properties Feb. 15

Implementation of the new rate structure will begin on Feb. 15, 2018.

Sturgeon Fest set for Sept. 30 at Lakeshore Park in Milwaukee
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Sturgeon Fest set for Sept. 30 at Lakeshore Park in Milwaukee

The festival is free for all ages; a donation of $10 is appreciated for sponsoring a sturgeon.

Open house set to initiate amendment process to Kohler-Andrae State Park Master Plan
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Open house set to initiate amendment process to Kohler-Andrae State Park Master Plan

Kohler is proposing to construct a new roadway with a roundabout that would provide access to the park and to the golf course.

Clean Air Month encourages citizens to Be Air Aware
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Clean Air Month encourages citizens to Be Air Aware

The agency's December 2016 Wisconsin Air Quality Trends Report [PDF] again showed positive trends toward cleaner air.

Community Meeting Set to Discuss Milwaukee River Floodplain Soil and Sediment Sample Results
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Community Meeting Set to Discuss Milwaukee River Floodplain Soil and Sediment Sample Results

The public meeting will be held April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gordon Park Pavilion.

Eric Lobner named Director of DNR’s Wildlife Management program
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Eric Lobner named Director of DNR’s Wildlife Management program

Lobner was born and raised in central Wisconsin and comes from a family where hunting, fishing and wildlife appreciation are second nature.

DNR land sales provide opportunity to purchase state-owned properties throughout Wisconsin
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DNR land sales provide opportunity to purchase state-owned properties throughout Wisconsin

All properties are accessible by a state, county/town road or easement.