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News Releases

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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.

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Wisconsin State Park Group Camping For 50 People Or Less Starts July 13
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will begin to allow group camping for groups of 50 or less with reservations on Monday, July 13. The DNR will also begin placing camp hosts at state park campgrounds, and firewood is now available at select state parks. Special park operation conditions remain in place to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.

Central Office
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 11:26:18 a.m.

DNR Hunter Safety Classes Resume July 13
MADISON, Wis. - In-person hunter and recreational vehicle education classes will resume July 13 under a set of guidelines and safety protocols released Friday by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Recreational Safety and Outdoor Skills Section under Phase II of the Wisconsin State Government Bounce Back Plan.
Central Office
Friday, June 26, 2020 1:42:47 p.m.
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Bear Hunting Application Period For 2021 Season Opens July 1
MADISON, Wis. The application period for the 2021 bear hunting season will open July 1 after the successful completion of legislative review. The application deadline remains Dec. 10, 2020.

Central Office
Friday, June 26, 2020 9:29:29 a.m.

2020 Invader Crusader Award Winners Announced
MADISON, Wis. - The 2020 "Invader Crusaders" are Wisconsin residents - and one friendly canine - recognized for their significant contributions to prevent, control or eradicate nonnative plants and animals that can harm Wisconsin's ecosystems, economy and in some cases, public health.
Central Office
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:52:30 a.m.
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Seeking Public Comment For Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Environmental Review For Village Of Cambria Project
MADISON, Wis. - The Village of Cambria is an applicant for funding through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Safe Drinking Water Loan Program to address deficiencies in its public drinking water system. The projects primarily include the installation of a new well, well building and connecting lines.

Central Office
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:52:23 a.m.

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Forest Regeneration Project Scheduled For Havenwoods State Forest
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Visitors to Havenwoods State Forest in Milwaukee County are likely to soon see forestry activities aimed at removing invasive brush and other undesirable vegetation throughout 47 acres of the property.

Central Office
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:52:13 a.m.

Last revised: Friday, November 01, 2019

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