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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.

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.