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News Releases

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DNR, EPA Sign Agreement to Proceed on Milwaukee Estuary Cleanup to Eliminate 32-Year-Old Area of Concern Designation
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed an agreement to work cooperatively with the city of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and We Energies to clean up the Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern. "Areas of Concern" or AOCs are polluted hot spots in Great Lakes rivers and harbors that were specially targeted by the U.S. and Canada for cleanup in 1987.

Central Office
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:46:16 p.m.

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Excitement Builds Ahead Of Sturgeon Spearing Opener
OSHKOSH, Wis. - Anticipation is building for another season of lake sturgeon fishing on the Winnebago System. The 2020 spearing season opens on Feb. 8 and will last for a maximum of 16 days or until pre-set harvest caps are reached.

Weekly News
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:57:39 a.m.

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Remember Endangered Wildlife at Tax Time and Your Donation is Doubled
MADISON, Wis. - Tax filing season opened Jan. 27, and Wisconsin residents can again help the state's rare wildlife and plants by taking a few seconds to donate to the Endangered Resources Fund on their Wisconsin income tax form.

Weekly News
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:57:38 a.m.

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OutWiGo Snow! At Willow River State Park Feb. 1
HUDSON, Wis. - Why stay in when you can OutWiGo? Join park staff and partners for OutWiGo Snow!, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' winter recreation celebration at Willow River State Park on Saturday, Feb. 1 from noon to 4 p.m. Bundle up with family and friends for an afternoon of cross-country skiing, fat tire biking, snowshoeing, sledding, s'mores and more!

Weekly News
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:57:37 a.m.

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DNR Awards Brownfields Grant Valued up to $35,000 to Village of Randolph
MADISON, Wis. - A brownfields cleanup project in the village of Randolph is getting financial assistance by way of a grant from the Department of Natural Resources.

Central Office
Friday, January 24, 2020 12:01:07 p.m.

Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Elects 2020 Officers
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board elected officers for 2020 calendar year at its meeting Jan. 22 in Madison.
Central Office
Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:15:09 p.m.
DNR Confirms CWD Detected In Marquette County

[EDITOR'S ADVISORY: This news release has been updated to correct that this was the third CWD positive for Marquette County in 2019, not the second as previously stated.]

OSHKOSH, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources confirms that a wild deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Buffalo Township in Marquette County. The CWD-positive deer was an adult doe harvested during the 2019 nine-day gun deer season and was tested as part of the DNR's disease surveillance efforts. This is the third wild deer that tested positive for CWD in Marquette County, and its location is also within 10 miles of adjacent Green Lake and Columbia counties. The first detection was during the 2018 deer season.
Central Office
Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:09:20 a.m.
DNR Confirms CWD Detected In Marathon County
WAUSAU, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources confirms a wild deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Marathon County. The CWD-positive deer was an adult deer harvested in the Reid Township during the 2019 antlerless deer hunting season and was tested as part of the DNR's disease surveillance efforts. This is the first wild deer that tested positive for CWD in Marathon County, and its location is also within 10 miles of adjacent Shawano, Portage and Waupaca counties.
Central Office
Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:09:16 a.m.
DNR Hosts Public Meeting For Sheboygan County CWD Response Plan Feb. 5 In Plymouth
PLYMOUTH, Wis. - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff and the Sheboygan County Deer Advisory Council will host a public meeting in February regarding the status of chronic wasting disease (CWD) and a response plan for sampling wild deer in the county. The meeting will take place Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheboygan County Highway Department located at W5741 County Road J in Plymouth.
Central Office
Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:09:11 a.m.
Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Approves DNR Effort to Create New PFAS Standards
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Wednesday gave the green light for the Department of Natural Resources to begin permanent rulemaking for establishing environmental standards for PFOA and PFOS in groundwater, surface water and public drinking water in order to protect public health. The board voted 5-1. PFOA and PFOS are two of an estimated 4,000 PFAS substances.
Central Office
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:04:22 p.m.
Last revised: Friday, November 01, 2019

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