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News Releases

Environmental Review Of The Village Of Grantsburg Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
MADISON, Wis. - The Village of Grantsburg in Burnett County has applied for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system. The project entails upgrading water treatment facilities at Well No. 3 including but not limited to a new building and/or building addition, well rehabilitation, well pump modifications, piping and control modifications as well as associated sanitary sewer extension.
Central Office
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 3:35:48 p.m.
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Invasive Butterfly Dock Found In Oconto County
MADISON, Wis. - A prohibited invasive plant that has the potential to invade shorelines, wetlands, forests and other shaded, moist areas has been found for the first time in Oconto County.

Central Office
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 12:58:52 p.m.

Environmental Review Of The City Of Thorp Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
MADISON, Wis. - The City of Thorp in Clark County has applied for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system. The project entails replacing water mains along portions of East Grant Street and North Boardman Street.
Central Office
Monday, July 06, 2020 4:19:31 p.m.
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Rock Island State Park Closed for the Season
MADISON, Wis. - Due to high water levels on Lake Michigan, accessibility limitations, and COVID-19 and social distancing concerns, Rock Island State Park will be closed for the remainder of the year.

Central Office
Monday, July 06, 2020 2:14:51 p.m.

Environmental review of the Shelby Sanitary District No. 2 project for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
MADISON, Wis. - The Shelby Sanitary District No. 2 in La Crosse County has applied for funding through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Safe Drinking Water Loan Program to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system. The project entails replacing and repairing various components of well No. 1, including new well pumps, repairing the underground storage tank, construction of a chemical room as well as a number of other updates to the well and well house.
Central Office
Monday, July 06, 2020 1:08:38 p.m.
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Be Safe While Having Fun: River Safety Starts With A Life Jacket
MADISON, Wis. Summers make for long, busy days on the 84,000 miles of Wisconsin rivers as residents and visitors load picnics, canoes, kayaks and kids' toys for memorable fun along the shores and in the waters.

Central Office
Monday, July 06, 2020 9:47:29 a.m.

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Boat Responsibly: Wear A Life Jacket
MADISON, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone to be safe on the water this Fourth of July weekend and any other time you're on the water.

Central Office
Thursday, July 02, 2020 9:44:32 a.m.

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DNR Wardens Join Local Boat Patrols For July 4 Safety Weekend
MADISON, Wis. - Boaters and paddlers enjoying Wisconsin's waters during the Fourth of July weekend will see more state conservation wardens and local boat patrols spreading education and enforcing the state's safe boating laws as part of the annual national Operation Dry Water.

Central Office
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 12:05:00 p.m.

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Exercise Safety This Holiday Weekend & Keep Fireworks Out Of DNR State Lands
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds those celebrating the Fourth of July that fireworks are prohibited on all DNR lands. Prohibited areas include state parks and forests as well as state-owned public hunting and fishing properties.

Central Office
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 9:09:08 a.m.

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Clean Boats, Clean Waters For A Healthy Boating Summer
MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin residents and visitors who are passionate about protecting our waters from aquatic invasive species know the impacts they can have on state waters and native species. For nearly 15 years Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW) boat inspectors and educators have met boaters at lake and river launches to remind them that by taking simple preventative steps, they play a vital role. This summer, hundreds of launches will be staffed as usual by these friendly folks in their blue CBCW T-shirts, but most will also have on a cloth CBCW mask and maintain physical distancing.

Central Office
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:22:39 p.m.

Last revised: Friday, November 01, 2019

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