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June 7, 2011

MADISON -- The June cover story of Wisconsin Natural Resources, Devil's Lake delivers 100 years of stories, is timely as the state's most popular State Park celebrates its centennial. A tour of the park by Diane Pillsbury, assistant naturalist, provides evidence of past activity from summer cottages to a quarry. Find out how to enter your Devil's Lake photos in a contest and look for special events to plan a centennial visit.

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Another reason for Wisconsin to celebrate is featured in the story, Growing up, which looks at the state nursery system as it also turns 100. Find out what it takes to reach the lofty goal of providing a consistent supply of high quality seedlings at an economic price to landowners interested in reforestation.

A watershed year takes the pulse of Wisconsin lakes and looks to future management challenges. In time for watering gardens and the lawn, Water conservation and efficiency, provides advice for how to save water and money.

Carrying out the mission, takes readers underwater with the DNR dive team while Weevil warriors explains how the invasive spotted knapweed can take over large areas and reduce forage and wildlife habitat, but how efforts are being made to biologically control the dreaded plant.

As a bonus, the issue contains a poster featuring art work by Drew Wandschneider of Cedarburg High School. He won the Garbage to gardens: Compost grows poster contest sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources. The back of the poster features helpful information for getting started composting.

And spring finds Creature Comforts reminding people to leave wildlife alone and take caution in helping those pokey turtles cross the road. Traveler gets us in the mood for summertime - finally! Pedal, paddle or make like a pedestrian as you explore everything from light houses to kites and balloons.

Consider the magazine as a thoughtful gift (Father's Day will be here before you know it!) that you can share throughout the year. Six colorful issues are delivered to reader's doors all year for less than $1.50 a copy. Year-round the magazine shares ways and place to enjoy the Wisconsin outdoors for only $8.97. Subscribe toll-free at 1-800-678-9472, online at or by mail. Subscription blanks and single issues are also available from the magazine circulation office at PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Natasha Kassulke, editorial, at (608) 261-8446 or Karen Ecklund, circulation editor, at (608) 267-7410

Last Revised: Tuesday, June 07, 2011

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