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The DNR holds many meetings that are open to the public. Unlike public hearings, comments and participation at these meetings are not usually "on the record."

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October 2017

Wednesday, October 18

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9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Small Business Environmental Council Meeting
State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St., Room: 613
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (Dane County)
View map of location
Contact: Renee Bashel, 608-266-6977
Detailed information: The Small Business Environmental Council is one element of the three-part Small Business Environmental Assistance Program. Each of these three program elements is required in Section 507 of the Clean Air Act. The agenda [PDF] includes DNR staff updates, topics and outreach for 2018 meetings and other topics.

Published: 10/12/2017 9:46:49 AM


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9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
DNR Forestry Best Management Practices Advisory Committee
Antigo DNR Satellite Center, 223 Steinfest Road
Antigo, Wisconsin 54409 (Langlade County)
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Contact: Nolan Kriegel, 715-416-2982
Detailed information: The committee will be discussing forest metrics and electronic BMP sheets, dam abandonment/stream restoration projects and other topics.
Agenda [PDF]

Published: 10/12/2017 11:14:39 AM


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4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Recreation Opportunities Analysis Meeting
City of Rice Lake Building, 30 E. Eau Claire St.
Rice Lake, Wisconsin 54868 (Barron County)
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Contact: Cameron Bump, 715-839-2786
Detailed information: The public will have an opportunity to review and comment on the initial draft for the Northwest Region (Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer, Polk, Barron and Rusk counties) portion of the Recreation Opportunities Analysis that identifies recreation opportunities and the potential role of DNR-managed properties in helping to meet these opportunities.

Published: 10/6/2017 12:32:38 PM


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6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Public meeting to discuss the smallmouth bass fishery in waters surrounding Door County
Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St, Room: Lecture Hall
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235 (Door County)
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Contact: Scott Hansen, 920-746-2864
Detailed information: This meeting will allow Department staff an opportunity to engage stakeholders and present information on this outstanding fishery. Informing stakeholders on current issues is an important component of this meeting. Gathering input from stakeholders will be a critical part of the public meeting as well. Participants will be engaged in discussion of their level of satisfaction with the current fishery and what current issues are important to them. Stakeholders will also have an opportunity to comment in writing at the meeting as well as online or by email through November 30.

Published: 9/29/2017 11:41:32 AM


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7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Public information meeting on plans to remove carp and restore the fishery of Mud Lake in the Town of Roxbury
Roxbury Town Hall, 7161 Kippley Road
Roxbury, Wisconsin 53583 (Dane County)
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Contact: Nathan Nye, 608-635-8122
Detailed information: Dane County Parks and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Fisheries staff have been monitoring Mud Lake the past five years and plan to treat Mud Lake with rotenone in the winter of 2018. The treatment will take two to three days to complete. Rotenone is a botanical pesticide that has a long history of proven effectiveness in rehabilitating shallow lakes. Additional information on restoring the fishery and long term management will also be discussed. Carp have had a negative impact on the aquatic plant community that has resulted in poor water quality conditions with common blue green algal blooms.

Published: 10/2/2017 12:15:33 PM


Thursday, October 19

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8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Green Tier Clear Waters Initiative
Veridian Homes, 6801 South Towne Dr.
Madison, Wisconsin 53713 (Dane County)
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Contact: Eric Rortvedt, 608-273-5612
Detailed information: The Green Tier Clear Waters Initiative group will be discussing the signatories' reports, updates in storm water, erosion control and other related issues.

Published: 1/9/2017 2:47:57 PM


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6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Lower Menominee River Area of Concern Citizens Advisory Committee
UW-Marinette Theatre/Fine Arts Building, 750 W. Bay Shore St., Room: Theatre Conference Room (T-139)
Marinette, Wisconsin 54143 (Marinette County)
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Contact: Laurel Last, 920-662-5103
Detailed information: Committee members will discuss Lower Menominee River Area of Concern outreach and future plans for the group, and will receive updates on AOC projects.

Published: 10/10/2017 4:02:24 PM


Monday, October 23

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10:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wisconsin Snowmobile Recreation Council Finance Committee
UW-Stevens Point - Schmeeckle Reserve, 2419 North Point Dr.
Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54481 (Portage County)
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Contact: Cathy Burrow, 608-267-0494
Detailed information: The Wisconsin Snowmobile Recreation Council finance committee will be discussing with DNR a common format for presenting the available funding at the annual August Council meeting.

Published: 10/6/2017 12:32:38 PM


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4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Recreation Opportunities Analysis Open House Meeting
River Prairie Center, 1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona, Wisconsin 54720 (Eau Claire County)
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Contact: Cameron Bump, 715-839-2786
Detailed information: The department is holding a public open house meeting to begin the Recreation Opportunities Analysis in the Mississippi River Corridor, (Buffalo, Crawford, Dunn, Grant, Pierce, Pepin, Trempealeau, La Crosse, St. Croix and Vernon counties) Western Sands (Adams, Chippewa, Clark, Eau Claire, Jackson, Juneau, Marathon, Monroe, Portage and Wood counties) and Lake Winnebago Waters (Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Menominee, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago counties) regions. DNR staff will be available to answer questions and provide an overview of the analysis.
The ROA is intended to identify recreation opportunities in the region and the potential role of DNR-managed properties in helping to meet these opportunities.

Published: 10/9/2017 10:38:09 AM


Tuesday, October 24

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10:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Joint meeting of the Off-Road Vehicle Council and Snowmobile Recreation Council
Rib Mountain Municipal Building, 3700 N. Mountain Rd., Room: Large Conference Room
Wausau, Wisconsin 54401 (Marathon County)
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Contact: Cathy Burrow, Bureau of Community Financial Assistance, 608-267-0494
Detailed information: The Snowmobile Recreational Council carries out studies and makes recommendations to the legislature, governor, department of natural resources and department of transportation on all matters related to snowmobiles and snowmobiling. The Off-Road Vehicle Council provides advice and makes recommendations to the department of natural resources, the department of transportation, the governor, and the legislature on all matters relating to all-terrain vehicle trails and all-terrain vehicle routes, including matters relating to activities conducted on all-terrain vehicle trails and all-terrain vehicle routes by all-terrain vehicle users and utility terrain vehicle users, and makes recommendations to the department of natural resources with regard to requests for funding.

Published: 10/6/2017 12:32:38 PM


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10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Emerald Ash Borer Silviculture Guidelines Advisory Committee
Wausau DNR Service Center, 5301 Rib Mountain Dr., Room: DMV/DNR Conference Room
Wausau, Wisconsin 54401 (Marathon County)
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Contact: Bill McNee, 920-360-0942
Detailed information: The Advisory Committee is a multi-agency/organization group that reviews the DNR emerald ash borer silviculture guidelines. Agenda [PDF]

Published: 10/17/2017 10:50:19 AM


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4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Recreation Opportunities Analysis Open House Meeting
Holiday Inn Convention Center, 1001 Amber Ave.
Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54482 (Portage County)
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Contact: Cameron Bump, 715-839-2786
Detailed information: The department is holding a public open house meeting to begin the Recreation Opportunities Analysis in the Mississippi River Corridor, (Buffalo, Crawford, Dunn, Grant, Pierce, Pepin, Trempealeau, La Crosse, St. Croix and Vernon counties) Western Sands (Adams, Chippewa, Clark, Eau Claire, Jackson, Juneau, Marathon, Monroe, Portage and Wood counties) and Lake Winnebago Waters (Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Menominee, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago counties) regions. DNR staff will be available to answer questions and provide an overview of the analysis.
The ROA is intended to identify recreation opportunities in the region and the potential role of DNR-managed properties in helping to meet these opportunities.

Published: 10/6/2017 12:32:38 PM


Wednesday, October 25

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8:30 a.m. to end of agenda
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
State Natural Resources Board
State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St., Room: G09
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (Dane County)
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Contact: Laurie Ross, 608-267-7420
Detailed information: The Natural Resources Board will consider a request for adoption of Emergency Board Order for, proposed rules related to modernizing the automated system for issuing recreational license products and for proposed rules related to the rehabilitation of wild animals; request for approval of an amendment to the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest master plan and approval of the Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area Master Plan; and other topics.
At approximately 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster Street, Madison, WI, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board may convene in closed session under the authority of s.19.85(1)(g) Wisconsin Statutes to confer with legal counsel regarding the following ongoing litigation (1) Dairy Business Association, Inc. v. Wisconsin DNR, and (2) Wade et. al vs. DNR Board.
Agenda

Published: 10/5/2017 11:08:08 AM


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10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Wisconsin Nonmetallic Mining Advisory Committee annual meeting
Wisconsin State Highway Patrol Headquarters, 911 W. North St., Room: Conference Room
DeForest, Wisconsin 53532 (Dane County)
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Contact: Zoe McManama, 715-490-1176
Detailed information: The Nonmetallic Mining Advisory Committee plays a role in advising the DNR on the administration of the state's nonmetallic mining reclamation program. The NMAC serves as a conduit for input from industry and public interest representatives, with sitting members representing nonmetallic mining industry, construction, land conservation and county administrators, and science and academia.

Published: 10/2/2017 12:17:50 PM


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1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Beneficial Use Technical Advisory Committee Meeting
Waukesha DNR Service Center, Lee Sherman Dreyfus State Office Building, Room: Room 151, 141 NW Barstow St.
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188 (Waukesha County)
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Contact: Philip Fauble, 608-267-3538
Detailed information: This is the sixth meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for revisions to the beneficial use of industrial byproducts rule (ch. NR 538 Wis. Adm. Code).The TAC provides input and advice to the DNR on potential revisions to the existing rules governing the beneficial use of industrial byproducts such as coal combustion residuals, foundry sand and paper milling byproducts. This meeting will focus on discussion of potential revisions to the existing standards and reporting requirements. Attendees will need to take an elevator to the second floor of the East Wing of the Waukesha State Office Building and obtain a visitors identification badge from the DOT Main Desk.  Note: this meeting has been moved to Room 151.

Published: 9/22/2017 12:15:23 PM


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4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Recreation Opportunities Analysis Open House Meeting
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 3060 S. Kinney Coulee Rd.
Onalaska, Wisconsin 54650 (La Crosse County)
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Contact: Cameron Bump, 715-839-2786
Detailed information: The department is holding a public open house meeting to begin the Recreation Opportunities Analysis in the Mississippi River Corridor, (Buffalo, Crawford, Dunn, Grant, Pierce, Pepin, Trempealeau, La Crosse, St. Croix and Vernon counties) Western Sands (Adams, Chippewa, Clark, Eau Claire, Jackson, Juneau, Marathon, Monroe, Portage and Wood counties) and Lake Winnebago Waters (Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Menominee, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago counties) regions. DNR staff will be available to answer questions and provide an overview of the analysis.
The ROA is intended to identify recreation opportunities in the region and the potential role of DNR-managed properties in helping to meet these opportunities.

Published: 10/6/2017 12:32:38 PM


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6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Public meeting for next steps in Lake Superior lake trout recovery efforts
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 County Highway G
Ashland, Wisconsin 54806 (Ashland County)
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Contact: Terry Margenau, 715- 779-4035,
Detailed information: These public meetings will cover regulation options developed by Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists to improve the long-term sustainability of the lake trout fishery in Lake Superior. A second meeting will be held Oct. 26 in Saxon. Following these public meetings, a public hearing will be held Nov. 8 at the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Ashland Campus, Room 306, 2100 Beaser Ave., Ashland

Published: 10/12/2017 2:30:00 PM


Thursday, October 26

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6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Public meeting for next steps in Lake Superior lake trout recovery efforts
Saxon Community Center, 2 Church St.
Saxon, Wisconsin 54559 (Iron County)
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Contact: Terry Margenau, 715- 779-4035,
Detailed information: These public meetings will cover regulation options developed by Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists to improve the long-term sustainability of the lake trout fishery in Lake Superior. A second meeting will be held Oct. 25 in Ashland. Following these public meetings, a public hearing will be held Nov. 8 at the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Ashland Campus, Room 306, 2100 Beaser Ave., Ashland

Published: 10/12/2017 2:30:00 PM


Tuesday, October 31

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6:00 p.m. to end of agenda
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Public meeting on the possibility of establishing electronic reporting of Great Lakes fish harvest from the charter industry
WJ Niederkorn Library, 316 W. Grand Ave.
Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074 (Ozaukee County)
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Contact: Brad Eggold, 414-382-7921
Detailed information: Over the last five years, DNR fisheries staff have been asked by many Great Lakes charter captains if and when the department could convert from paper to electronic harvest reporting. At the same time, the department has been working on an Electronic Fish Harvest Reporting System for the commercial industry. This system went online July 1, 2017 and is currently being tested by commercial fishers. Now might be the best time to implement a similar system for the charter industry. Department staff will discuss the possibility of reporting electronically with the charter industry representatives to gauge their interest and determine the next steps in the process.  A similar meeting will be held Nov. 7 in Ashland.

Published: 10/16/2017 11:28:02 AM


 

November 2017

Wednesday, November 1

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9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Air Management Study Group - Permit Streamlining Workgroup Meeting
State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St., Room: 713
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (Dane County)
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Contact: Kristin Hart, 608-266-6876
Detailed information: The Air Program convened this stakeholder workgroup to inform the second phase of the program's permit streamlining initiative. The agenda will be posted on the upcoming meetings tab of the Air Management Study Group webpage.

Published: 8/11/2017 2:04:44 PM


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4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Recreation Opportunities Analysis Open House Meeting
Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N. Bluemound Dr.
Appleton, Wisconsin 54912 (Outagamie County)
View map of location
Contact: Cameron Bump, 715-839-2786
Detailed information: The department is holding a public open house meeting to begin the Recreation Opportunities Analysis in the Mississippi River Corridor, (Buffalo, Crawford, Dunn, Grant, Pierce, Pepin, Trempealeau, La Crosse, St. Croix and Vernon counties) Western Sands (Adams, Chippewa, Clark, Eau Claire, Jackson, Juneau, Marathon, Monroe, Portage and Wood counties) and Lake Winnebago Waters (Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Menominee, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago counties) regions. DNR staff will be available to answer questions and provide an overview of the analysis.
The ROA is intended to identify recreation opportunities in the region and the potential role of DNR-managed properties in helping to meet these opportunities.

Published: 10/6/2017 12:32:38 PM


Thursday, November 2

CONNECTCONNECT
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Drinking Water and Groundwater Study Group Quarterly Meeting
Fitchburg DNR Service Center, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Room: Glacierís Edge Conference Room
Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53711 (Dane County)
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Contact: Carlyn Brown, 608-266-6669
Detailed information: The study group is a stakeholder working group that addresses policy and technical topics relevant to the Drinking Water and Groundwater Program. Additional information can be found on the DG Study Group webpage.

Published: 10/6/2017 12:32:38 PM


Tuesday, November 7

CONNECTCONNECT
6:00 p.m. to end of agenda
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Public meeting on the possibility of establishing electronic reporting of Great Lakes fish harvest from the charter industry
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College‐Ashland Campus, 2100 Beaser Ave., Room: Ashland Room 306
Ashland, Wisconsin 54806 (Ashland County)
View map of location
Contact: Brad Eggold, 414-382-7921
Detailed information: Over the last five years, DNR fisheries staff have been asked by many Great Lakes charter captains if and when the department could convert from paper to electronic harvest reporting. At the same time, the department has been working on an Electronic Fish Harvest Reporting System for the commercial industry. This system went online July 1, 2017 and is currently being tested by commercial fishers. Now might be the best time to implement a similar system for the charter industry. Department staff will discuss the possibility of reporting electronically with the charter industry representatives to gauge their interest and determine the next steps in the process.  A similar meeting will be held Oct. 31 in Port Washington.

Published: 10/16/2017 11:28:02 AM


Thursday, November 9

CONNECTCONNECT
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Wisconsin State Trails Council
Meeting Type: To Be Determined
Contact: Dan Buckler, 608-261-4933
Detailed information: The State Trails Council provides advice and consultation to the Department of Natural Resources on the planning, acquisition, development and management of trails in Wisconsin.

Published: 12/15/2016 12:22:54 PM


Tuesday, November 21

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10:00 a.m. to end of agenda
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Prehearing conference in the matter of the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit No. WI-0023345-09-0 to the City of Beaver Dam
Division of Hearings and Appeals, 819 N. 6th St., Room: Hearing Room 85, Suite 92
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203 (Milwaukee County)
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Contact: Kristina Miller, Division of Hearings and Appeals, 608-266-3865
Detailed information: The purpose of the prehearing conference will be to identify parties to the proceeding, to simplify or clarify the issues which may be contested at the hearing, identify witnesses, discuss the exchange of exhibits, establish a discovery schedule, address any other matters as may aid in the disposition of the action, and schedule a date for the contested case hearing.
Prehearing notice [PDF]

Published: 10/6/2017 12:32:38 PM


Thursday, November 30

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9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Air Management Study Group Quarterly Meeting
State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), 101 S. Webster St., Room: G09
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 (Dane County)
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Contact: Karen Walsh, 608-267-7547
Detailed information: The study group is a stakeholder working group that addresses policy and technical topics relevant to the Air Program. The meeting agenda will be posted on the Study Group page about one week in advance.

Published: 9/12/2016 8:51:32 AM


 

December 2017

Thursday, December 7

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8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Green Tier Clear Waters Initiative
Sun Prairie Municipal Building, 300 E. Main St.
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 53590 (Dane County)
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Contact: Eric Rortvedt, 608-273-5612
Detailed information: The Green Tier Clear Waters Initiative group will be discussing the signatories' reports, updates in storm water, erosion control and other related issues.

Published: 1/9/2017 2:47:57 PM


Note: Actual meeting end times may be earlier or later than scheduled. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Please verify meeting dates and times prior to attendance.

Last revised: Thursday, February 25, 2016