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Storm damage, flooding closes trails at state park properties across southern and western Wisconsin
MADISON - Wednesday night's storms resulted in downed trees and flooding at several state park and trail properties in west central, southwest and south central Wisconsin.

Central Office
Friday, July 21, 2017 10:57:22 a.m.
Village of Oostburg requests approval of wastewater treatment plant improvements
OOSTBURG, Wis. - The Village of Oostburg has requested approval from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for improvements to its wastewater treatment plant.
Southeast District
Thursday, July 20, 2017 3:22:46 p.m.
Statement from DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp on the retirement of DATCP Secretary Ben Brancel
The state of Wisconsin will be missing a dedicated public servant with the retirement of Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Ben Brancel and I will miss serving with him in Governor Walker's cabinet. Through his many years in public service, Ben has always understood the challenges of making laws and implementing them. I offer my appreciation for those years of service. I congratulate him and wish Ben a rewarding retirement. He has definitely earned it.
Central Office
Thursday, July 20, 2017 2:36:28 p.m.
In wake of flooding private well owners should check wells
MADISON -- Heavy rains in many Wisconsin counties this week have affected private property owners and state properties as well.
Central Office
Thursday, July 20, 2017 11:22:55 a.m.
Drawdown of Burlington (Echo Lake) Dam
Burlington, WI - The water level behind Burlington (Echo Lake) Dam on the White River in the City of Burlington, Racine County, is being lowered due to embankment erosion sustained during the July 2017 flood event. The Department of Natural Resources has ordered the controlled drawdown of the Burlington Dam for safety reasons and to facilitate future repairs.
Southeast District
Friday, July 14, 2017 3:38:29 p.m.
DNR webpage has information for property owners dealing with rising waters and bluff failures
MADISON --The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has an updated webpage with detailed information on tools landowners and communities along the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior shorelines can use to address the problems of rising water levels and bluff failures.
Central Office
Friday, July 14, 2017 1:09:40 p.m.
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DNR, National Wild Turkey Federation partner to fund Wisconsin position to bolster hunting and fishing
MADISON -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the National Wild Turkey Federation today officially joined financial forces to secure hunting and fishing participation by funding a new position to introduce novices and reactivate inactive veteran hunters and anglers in Wisconsin.

Central Office
Friday, July 14, 2017 11:49:27 a.m.
In wake of regional flooding private well owners should check wells
MADISON -- Heavy rains in many Wisconsin counties last week have affected private property owners and state properties as well.
Central Office
Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:28:17 a.m.
DNR managing manure spill in Outagamie County
A large manure spill which resulted in a significant fish kill in Dutchman Creek near Freedom has been contained and cleanup efforts are continuing, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reported.
Northeast District
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 3:12:37 p.m.
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Whitefish Dunes State Park celebrates 50 years

[CORRECTION: The Whitefish Dunes candlelight beach walk will not be held in conjunction the 50th anniversary celebration on July 14.  It will be held on Saturday, August 19.  We regret the error.]

STURGEON BAY, Wis. - The public is invited to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Whitefish Dunes State Park on Friday, July 14.

Central Office
Thursday, July 06, 2017 11:06:00 a.m.
Last revised: Wednesday, November 02, 2016

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