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Natural Resources Board to meet August 13-14 in Wausau

By Central Office August 6, 2019

Contact(s): Laurie Ross, board liaison, 608-267-7420 or Sarah Hoye, communications director, 608-267-2773 or Sarah.Hoye@wisconsin.gov

MADISON - Requests to consider updating rules related to recreational vehicle regulations and rules pertaining to wetland mitigation are among the items the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will address when it meets August 14 in Wausau. The board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. in the Jefferson Room at Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson St.

The Natural Resources Board will offer remote participation from the DNR Service Center, 2300 North Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Milwaukee. Remote participation will be for an open forum with the board at approximately 10:15 a.m. following a break. The open forum is an opportunity for citizens to provide testimony remotely or at the Wausau meeting location on matters that are not otherwise on the meeting agenda. Comments generally should address broad general policy rather than the day-to-day operations of the Department of Natural Resources. Opportunities for remote testimony are noted on the meeting agenda. Pre-registration by the posted deadline is required.

Future remote open forum locations include: Fitchburg for the September 25 meeting when the board will be meeting in Mishicot; Rhinelander for the October 23 meeting in Madison; and Green Bay for the December 11 meeting in Madison.

Other topics on the August 14 meeting agenda include:

On Tuesday, August 13 the board will participate in area tours and presentations including:

The board will then have an informal social gathering and picnic at 1105 Highland Park Boulevard, Wausau. The board will not discuss business or take any actions. NOTE: The public must pre-register with board liaison to attend scheduled tours and provide their transportation.

The complete August board agenda is available by searching the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov for keyword "NRB" and clicking on the button for "view agendas."

The public must pre-register with Laurie Ross, board liaison, to testify at the board meeting as well as during open forum (remotely or at the meeting). The deadline for board liaison receipt of requests to testify or provide written comment is 11 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019. Registration information is available on the NRB pages of the DNR website. No late requests or comments will be accepted.

Board meetings are webcast live. People can watch the meeting over the internet by going to the NRB agenda page of the DNR website and clicking on webcasts in the Related Links column on the right. Then click on this month's meeting. After each meeting, the webcast will be permanently available on demand.

Last Revised: Tuesday, August 06, 2019

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