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News Releases

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Virtual Meeting Sept. 23
MADISON, Wis. - Due to public health advisories, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) will meet virtually for the September board meeting to consider authorizing several preliminary public hearing and comment periods and informational items.
Central Office
Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:16:23 p.m.
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DNR's Brownfield Program Launches Interactive Map To Highlight Statewide Cleanup And Redevelopment Successes
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) now has a GIS-based map available that offers a statewide look at many of the state's successful brownfield cleanup and redevelopment projects since the passage of the Land Recycling Act in 1995. The new, interactive map allows viewers to see the locations and a summary of statewide brownfield success stories and is available on the DNR's Remediation and Redevelopment (RR) program website.

Central Office
Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:21:43 a.m.

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DNR Publishes Results Of Firefighting Department PFAS Survey
MADISON, Wis. - As requested by Gov. Tony Evers in the 2019-2021 Biennial Budget, the DNR conducted a survey of the state's fire departments to determine their use of PFAS-containing, or fluorinated, firefighting foams. This survey was designed to help the DNR better understand how much, how often and why fluorinated foam is used across Wisconsin. This information will inform efforts by the state, in partnership with Wisconsin fire departments, to address PFAS contamination that has occurred through the discharge of fluorinated firefighting foam into the environment.

Central Office
Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:39:29 a.m.

Environmental Review Of The City of Stoughton Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
MADISON, Wis. - The City of Stoughton in Dane County is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system. The project entails replacement of lead service lines throughout the City of Stoughton.
Central Office
Thursday, September 10, 2020 8:45:07 a.m.
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The DNR Urges Hunters To Wear A Harness While Using Treestand This Fall
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) would like to remind those participating in the upcoming deer hunting season to practice safety when using treestands.

Central Office
Wednesday, September 09, 2020 5:05:28 p.m.

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Fall Issue Of Wisconsin Natural Resources Highlights Women Who Hunt
MADISON, Wis. - The Fall issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources overflows with information about the state's beautiful outdoors, including extended hunting coverage, recycling milestones, bird conservation news and a special section on lakes and their aquatic plant habitats. The DNR's quarterly magazine reaches readers this week.

Central Office
Wednesday, September 09, 2020 1:01:44 p.m.

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Second Lake Michigan Whitefish Virtual Meeting Sept. 22
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host a second virtual meeting later this month to hear from anyone interested in Lake Michigan whitefish.

Central Office
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 9:08:05 a.m.

C.W. Caywood Memorial Shooting Range Remains Closed After Safety Hazard
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has temporarily closed the C.W. Caywood Memorial shooting range in Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin, after rounds were observed leaving the shooting facility and creating significant safety concerns.
Central Office
Friday, September 04, 2020 5:00:35 p.m.
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Lower Menominee River Area Of Concern Delisted
MADISON, Wis. - After 30 years of pollution cleanup and restoration efforts, the Lower Menominee River Area of Concern has been removed from an international list of the 43 most polluted places on the Great Lakes. This AOC is Wisconsin's first of five to be delisted.

Central Office
Friday, September 04, 2020 9:23:24 a.m.

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Daily Admission Passes Available Friday, Sept. 4
MADISON, Wis. - Daily trail and park admission passes will again be sold at all state park system properties beginning on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020.

Central Office
Thursday, September 03, 2020 2:36:18 p.m.

Last revised: Friday, November 01, 2019

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