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News Releases

DNR Completes Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Proposed Waukesha Great Lakes Water Diversion
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has completed a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the City of Waukesha's proposal to divert water from Lake Michigan for its municipal water supply. The project would also return treated wastewater to Lake Michigan via the Root River.
Central Office
Friday, December 13, 2019 2:08:40 p.m.
New CWD Detection in a Wild Deer Harvested in Sheboygan County During the 2019 Archery Deer Season
PLYMOUTH, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that a wild deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease in Plymouth township in Sheboygan County. The CWD-positive deer was an adult doe harvested during the 2019 archery deer season and was tested as a part of the DNR's disease surveillance efforts. It is the first wild deer that tested positive for CWD in Sheboygan County, and its location is also within ten miles of adjacent Fond du Lac County.
Central Office
Friday, December 13, 2019 11:37:08 a.m.
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Self-Certification Tool Now Available for Great Lakes Shoreland Homeowners Allows Quicker Erosion Fixes
MADISON, Wis. - Communities located along the shores of the Great Lakes have grown increasingly concerned about the water levels, at near-record highs, escalating erosion that threatens lakeshore properties. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources now has a self-certification tool available to homeowners to help protect their property without delay.

Central Office
Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:09:01 p.m.

Meeting Set on Proposed Temporary Fishing Season Closure on Cravath and Trippe Lakes Walworth Count
WHITEWATER, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting on Dec. 17 in Whitewater to discuss a temporary fishing season closure on Cravath and Trippe lakes in Walworth County to conserve fish populations and habitat during a scheduled drawdown of water levels.
Central Office
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:44:38 p.m.
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DNR, Attorney General Kaul Seek Public Input on PFAS Contamination at Listening Session in Marinette Dec. 18
MADISON, Wis. - The Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul are hosting a listening session in Marinette on Wednesday, Dec. 18, to seek public input on PFAS contamination in the Marinette-Peshtigo area.

Central Office
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:42:58 a.m.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Approves DNR Scope Statement for Regulations Aimed at Protecting Drinking Water
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board voted 5-1 on Tuesday to approve the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' scope statement related to decreasing nitrate pollution in areas of the state with highly permeable soils susceptible to groundwater contamination.
Central Office
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:04:42 a.m.
DNR Confirms Manure Spill in Kewaunee County
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff is assessing the impact of manure runoff into a ditch in the town of Carlton near Kewaunee. Cleanup is underway by the property owners, Wakker Dairy.
Central Office
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:54:32 a.m.
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Rare Snakes Benefit from Habitat Work and Long-term Monitoring in 2019
MADISON, Wis. - Eastern massasauga rattlesnakes are snug in underground burrows for the winter while state natural area crews are busy improving habitat above-ground for the endangered species and analyzing data from population and health checks in 2019.

Weekly News
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:18:29 a.m.

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DNR Encourages Proper Sharps Disposal with Online Resources
MADISON, Wis. - December is Sharps Awareness Month, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants to remind residents that medical sharps, such as needles, syringes and lancets, cannot be disposed of in the trash or recycling bins. The DNR has a new interactive sharps collection site map to help connect people with sites near them.

Weekly News
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:18:28 a.m.

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Learn How Plants and Animals Weather Winter in The DNR's Latest Issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine
MADISON, Wis. - Winter will not officially begin until Dec. 21, but coping with the season has commenced. How do Wisconsin's plants and animals endure the often harsh conditions? Find out in "Masters of Mother Nature", the cover story in the latest issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine, featuring some of the more interesting adaptations species employ to weather winter.

Weekly News
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:18:27 a.m.

Last revised: Friday, November 01, 2019

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