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Environmental review of a Village of Crandon project for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
MADISON, Wis. - The Village of Crandon is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system. The project entails the replacement of watermain and sanitary sewer on W. Jackson Street, S. Metonga Avenue, and W. Madison Street. In addition, WWTP/Lift Station upgrades are also planned.
Central Office
Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:22:21 p.m.
Environmental review of a Village of Eleva project for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
MADISON, Wis. - The Village of Eleva is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system. The project entails the construction of a new well, wellhouse and filter.
Central Office
Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:22:10 p.m.
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Spring hearing affords thousands the opportunity to weigh-in on resource management proposals

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to indicate there was an error in the formula that merged the in-person results with the online input. The data previously posted was incorrect. Staff are working to reconcile the issue and will have the corrected results available in the next 24 hours. This is a joint news release from the Wisconsin DNR and Wisconsin Conservation Congress.]

Updated hearing results now available
MADISON -More than 10,700 people participated in the 2019 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Conservation Congress Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings. The public hearings were held in all 72 counties on April 8 for people who wanted to attend and comment on proposals. In addition, an online option was available to individuals who couldn't attend in person. While 3,402 attended a hearing in person, another 7,310 participated using the online opportunity.

Central Office
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:01:16 a.m.

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Spring Turkey Season Begins on April 17
MADISON - The 2019 spring turkey hunt opens April 17, and hunters are reminded to check the regulations and other helpful information on the Department of Natural Resources website to make sure they are ready for another year in the woods.

Weekly News
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:43:48 p.m.

Wisconsin celebrates trees and forests next week
MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers has issued a proclamation recognizing Friday, April 26, 2019 as Arbor Day in Wisconsin. Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees and forests in our lives and promotes tree planting and care. Wisconsin has celebrated Arbor Day on the last Friday of April since 1883.
Weekly News
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:43:47 p.m.
New online tool helps track management activities on state lands
MADISON - People who enjoy Wisconsin state parks, forests, natural and wildlife areas and other lands owned by the Department of Natural Resources now have a robust, online tool to examine management actions on these properties.
Weekly News
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:43:46 p.m.
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Helpful tips can help Wisconsin homeowners avoid potential conflicts with black bears
WOODRUFF - Spring is here and as the remaining snow melts and temperatures warm, homeowners have the opportunity to take precautions against conflicts with black bear.

Weekly News
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:43:45 p.m.

DNR awards grants for surface water management
MADISON, Wis. - Thirty-two counties in Wisconsin will receive more than $2.9 million in grant funding to improve water quality and aquatic habitat, reduce runoff, and reduce the spread of invasive species. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced the list of 58 grants that will receive funding as part of this year's surface water management grant cycle. Funding for surface water grants originates from part of the state tax on gasoline used in motor boats.
Weekly News
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:43:44 p.m.
Statewide recreation plan finalized
MADISON - A plan to guide outdoor recreation in Wisconsin over the next five years is now available. The Department of Natural Resources finalized the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan and submitted it to the National Park Service for approval. The SCORP covers the period from 2019 to 2023 and provides updated information on Wisconsinites' participation in outdoor recreation, existing opportunities, and future needs. The plan was developed with the assistance of an advisory team comprised of a diversity of representatives.
Weekly News
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:43:43 p.m.
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Eagle River Wastewater Treatment Plant earns 2019 Registered Lab of the Year
MADISON -- The Eagle River Wastewater Treatment Plant was awarded the 2019 Registered Laboratory of the Year by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The annual award recognizes laboratories that show an outstanding commitment to making sure treated water protects public health and natural resources. The award was presented at the April 10 Wisconsin Natural Resources Board meeting in Madison.

Weekly News
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:43:42 p.m.

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