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Jump into summer fun continues this July at Wisconsin state park system properties

Contact(s): Paul Holtan, DNR office of communications, 608-235-2126

MADISON -Summer is in full swing and Wisconsin state park system properties offer visitors many opportunities to beat the heat and enjoy the outdoors. This July, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will highlight ideas for enjoying the many opportunities for water sports at state park properties on its Facebook page and Twitter account. People are encouraged to share their own experiences using the hashtag #WIstateparks.

High water this summer at Crystal Lake in the Northern Highlands-American Legion State Forest isn't stopping beach goers from enjoying the lake
High water this summer at Crystal Lake in the Northern Highlands-American Legion State Forest isn't stopping beach goers from enjoying the lake
Photo Credit: DNR

From Great Lake's beaches to crystal clear inland waters, visitors can find many spots to swim, paddle, sail boat or just hang out on the beach. The first week of July featured Great Lake's beaches. Check out the posts on the DNR Facebook page and post photos of your favorite Great Lake's beach. This coming week will look at some fantastic inland beaches at state properties.

In coming weeks watch for opportunities for getting on the water and some best spots for sunrise and sunset viewing.

To participate, follow the suggestions on the DNR Facebook Page and Twitter account Links for both can be easily found in the footer of the DNR website,



Online chat will answer questions about becoming a conservation warden

Contact(s): Jeff King, 608-219-4887 or Joanne Haas, 608-209-8147

MADISON - People who have questions about the hiring process involved to recruit the Class of 2018 Wisconsin Department of Natural Reslurces conservation wardens can participate in an online chat scheduled for noon, Wednesday, July 12.

The DNR recently launched its hiring process to fill the next recruit class of wardens. With that process comes questions. Anyone interested in finding out more about the process or about what the warden positions involve can participate.

Wardens Cara Kamke and Jon Scharbarth, along with Lt. John Sinclair and Assistant Training Director Jeff King will be waiting to answer questions. People who can't attend live, can visit the DNR chat site later to read the transcript at their convenience. Find the job listing and more about this career by visiting the DNR website, and searching keywords "warden recruit."

To participate in a chat, visit and click on the graphic or search the phrase "ask the experts". You can also join the conversation via the department's Facebook page at - select the tab labeled "Ask the Experts Chat" at the top of the page.


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Last Revised: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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