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Statewide drinking water report shows water supply safe and affordable
MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin's public drinking water systems continued to provide safe and affordable drinking water in 2015 with more than 96 percent of the systems meeting all health-based standards, according to an annual report on drinking water by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Central Office
Friday, July 29, 2016 12:57:30 p.m.
Horicon Marsh in August: Wild eats, blooms, geocaching, butterfly crafts, archery, fishing & lots more
Make August your fun, free month at Horicon Marsh and learn what plants are tasty treats, how to shoot arrows, fish or identify birds, do geocaching, make butterfly crafts or walk with a Department of Natural Resources conservation warden to learn about this outdoor career.
Central Office
Friday, July 29, 2016 10:22:00 a.m.
DNR: Public shooting ranges on rise in southern areas
Dane County range to maintain its public-access hours
MADISON, Wis. - The state's shooting sport expert says new Department of Natural Resources leases at private shooting ranges with continued public access at a Dane County-owned range means more target practice time for shooters and hunters.
Weekly News
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:08:33 p.m.
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Surveys underway expected to show buffalo again aiding Karner blue butterfly recovery
MADISON - Will buffaloes and rare butterflies prove a winning combination again this year?

Weekly News
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:08:33 p.m.
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DNR funds volunteer monitoring efforts
MADISON - Twenty-three Wisconsin organizations, local governments and projects will share a combined $100,000 from the Department of Natural Resources to expand volunteer efforts to help monitor Wisconsin's natural resources. Efforts will focus on monitoring resources as wide-ranging as water levels in northern lakes, the spread of invasive plants in southwestern Wisconsin, and bumble bees in southern Wisconsin.

Weekly News
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:08:33 p.m.
Farmland Zone antlerless tags available; join DNR staff for helpful live chats, visit deer page to prep for another Wisconsin deer hunt
MADISON - One of Wisconsin's favorite pastimes - the annual deer hunt - is just around the corner. Hunters are reminded to purchase licenses early and visit dnr.wi.gov for other helpful information before heading into the woods.
Weekly News
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:08:33 p.m.
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DNR working to identify locations, plan treatment for an invasive wetland plant
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is launching a project to eliminate localized populations of an aquatic invasive species commonly known as tall mannagrass and is seeking help from property owners to map the invader's whereabouts.

Weekly News
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:08:33 p.m.
Report deer sightings to Operation Deer Watch
Wisconsin's residents can help with deer herd management by participating in this year's Operation Deer Watch, an annual citizen-science survey that collects information on deer. Data from this survey provides insight to the reproductive status of Wisconsin's deer herd for 2016 and helps shape deer management for the state.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:08:33 p.m.
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"Camp Meenahga Woody" to be on display August 2-3 at Peninsula State Park
FISH CREEK, Wis. - Visitors to Peninsula State Park on August 2 and 3 can see a restored 1931 Model A wood-sided station wagon that was a fixture of a girl's summer camp that was located on Peninsula State Park's grounds from 1916 to 1948.

Central Office
Friday, July 22, 2016 5:26:48 p.m.
Most DNR northern properties not affected by storms
MADISON - A second storm that hit northwestern Wisconsin early Thursday morning blew down trees throughout the area, but did not cause any additional closures to state parks or forests in the region.
Central Office
Thursday, July 21, 2016 4:42:00 p.m.
Last revised: Thursday, May 12, 2016

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