CITY OF NEW RICHMOND: Willow River Water Trail Initiative

Purpose

Purpose: The City of New Richmond is sponsoring a project to create a citizen/friends group for the Willow River, that has a minimum of ten active volunteers with a minimum of four volunteers who are well-trained in using chainsaws to safely remove obstacles along the Willow River. In addition, the City will work to educate more than 200 community members and students about the importance of protecting the Willow River, best management practices, and the many recreational opportunities available. Project activities include: Trainings, administrative components, consultations with River Alliance of Wisconsin, various presentations and collaborations with the community. Project deliverables: Attendance sheets, roster of active members, long-term vision and action plan, post-even surveys, and an active citizen/friends group that ensures the Willow river remains safely navigable, as well as engages and educates the public and community. Special conditions: WDNR will be provided with an electronic (pdf or word) copy of all data and maps from the project. This scope summarizes the project detail provided in the application and does not negate tasks/deliverables described therein. Data, records, and reports, including GIS-based maps, and digital images, must be submitted to the Department in a format specified by the WDNR.

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RP31718
2018
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Purpose: The City of New Richmond is sponsoring a project to create a citizen/friends group for the Willow River, that has a minimum of ten active volunteers with a minimum of four volunteers who are well-trained in using chainsaws to safely remove obstacles along the Willow River. In addition, the City will work to educate more than 200 community members and students about the importance of protecting the Willow River, best management practices, and the many recreational opportunities available. Project activities include: Trainings, administrative components, consultations with River Alliance of Wisconsin, various presentations and collaborations with the community. Project deliverables: Attendance sheets, roster of active members, long-term vision and action plan, post-even surveys, and an active citizen/friends group that ensures the Willow river remains safely navigable, as well as engages and educates the public and community.
ATTAINS Water Identified for Protection
Purpose: The City of New Richmond is sponsoring a project to create a citizen/friends group for the Willow River, that has a minimum of ten active volunteers with a minimum of four volunteers who are well-trained in using chainsaws to safely remove obstacles along the Willow River. In addition, the City will work to educate more than 200 community members and students about the importance of protecting the Willow River, best management practices, and the many recreational opportunities available. Project activities include: Trainings, administrative components, consultations with River Alliance of Wisconsin, various presentations and collaborations with the community. Project deliverables: Attendance sheets, roster of active members, long-term vision and action plan, post-even surveys, and an active citizen/friends group that ensures the Willow river remains safely navigable, as well as engages and educates the public and community.
 
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