Public Hearings and Meetings
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WDNR Public Hearings and Meetings
Hearings on Shoreland Zoning Rules
Development along Wisconsin's lakes and rivers has been governed by a set of
rules that is almost 40 years old. Given the advancement of knowledge about
lakes and rivers in the past 40 years, this is an important and essential
opportunity for our voices to be heard.
The DNR will be holding 11 public hearings across the state in July and
August. We need your help.
The updated rules:
- Help maintain and restore natural areas that protect water quality and
provide critical habitat for fish and wildlife, while at the same time providing
greater flexibility and certainty for property owners.
- Allow property owners greater flexibility in improving and expanding
so-called 'non-conforming structures' built before 1968 so long as they restore
shoreline vegetation in return.
- Allows each county to decide on vegetation management to best protect local
- Were developed with broad public participation and diverse representation.
The bigger the turnout at these hearings the stronger our message will be!
Please attend one of these hearings to express your support for these
proposed rules. For more details and the schedule of hearings, see
Clean Wisconsin's website.
If you have questions or if you plan on attending one of the public hearings
please let Will Hoyer, Clean Wisconsin Water Specialist, know at (608)-251-7020
x20 or email@example.com. We'd like to track turnout, so please let us
know if you plan on attending.
For more information on the issue please visit the: Wisconsin
DNR Shoreland Management webpage.
Wetlands Association 2005
June - September
Get your feet wet!
WWA invites you to get
your feet wet and experience the beauty and ecology of wetlands first hand on
one of our upcoming field trips.
Unless otherwise noted, field trips are free for WWA members and $10 for
non-members. To register for a field trip, email or call our office at
Sailing adventures through Cable Natural
July 15-Aug 15
Make room in your summer calendar for a day of guided sailing adventure among
Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands, offered by the Cable Natural History Museum.
Space is limited so you will want to book early.
The Museum’s Apostle
Islands Sailing trips will run from July 15 to Aug. 15. Sail aboard the Golden
Moment, a 32-foot Irwin centerboard sloop, with a Coast Guard-licensed captain.
Participants will learn about the natural history of the Apostle Islands and the
Chequamegon Bay are from a Museum naturalist.
the article in Bayfield County
View from the Lake: A Guided Tour of Lake Superior and its Coast
Throughout the summer, a series of Lake Superior boat trips will be offered
aboard the L.L. Smith, Jr. Research Vessel that will allow
residents from Bayfield to Grand Marais to view their community from the water.
Educators from the Lake Superior Research Institute and University of Minnesota
Sea Grant Program will use the scene to discuss land use, development, natural
resources, and water quality issues. Participants can try their hand at
collecting water samples, see displays of local geographical information, and
learn about Lake Superior research.
The trips are about 3 hours in length and an admission fee of $15 per person
is due upon boarding the boat.
more information see A
View from the Lake
to Schedule and Registration
WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands Educators Workshop and Facilitators
has been called, "the most comprehensive introduction to wetland issues and
definitions" by the North American Association for Environmental Education
(NAAEE). WOW! is a recommended resource by the National Science Teacher's
Wisconsin Wetlands Association, in partnership with UW Arboretum and
Environmental Concern, will be offering two WOW! workshops this summer in
- WOW! Workshop for Educators - August 11
- WOW! Facilitators Training - August 12
examines Lake Michigan shoreline protection program
Aug 11, Aug
18, Aug 30
Lake Michigan Shoreline Program: 4-6 p.m. Thursday and July 28, Aug. 11, 18
and 30 at Manitowoc County Office Complex at 4319 Expo Drive, Manitowoc.
Thursday: What types of farming systems exist in Northeast Wisconsin? July 28:
Understanding agricultural non-point pollution. Aug. 11: Discovery Farms, goals
and operation. Aug. 18: How is the water quality data collected (on-farm)? Aug.
30: What are we learning from the data in Northeastern Wisconsin? Free.
Registration required. (920) 683-4168.
Green Bay Press Gazette
Great Lakes Hearings
Wisconsin urges all Wisconsin
citizens who care about the
Great Lakes and our special
places to take the time to attend
one of four public hearings
held in August on a pair of
initiatives – the Great Lakes
Water Resources Compact Agreement
and the Great Lakes Regional
Collaboration Restoration Strategy.
hearings – to be held in Superior,
Ashland, Green Bay and Milwaukee
– offer citizens the chance
to learn about the plans and
provide comments to the DNR
and the governor. Each
hearing will feature a presentation
on the two initiatives followed
by time for citizens to provide
will be the second summer that
residents have the opportunity
to provide feedback on the Compact.
The Compact is a “responsibility
pact” designed to protect the
Great Lakes by putting strict
limits on the diversion of water
outside the Great Lakes basin.
The Restoration Strategy
is out for its first and only
public comment period.
fully funded it would begin
the process of cleaning up and
restoring the Great Lakes by
addressing such issues as invasive
species, polluted runoff, toxic
pollutants and wetlands.
Aug. 4 from 6:30 to
9 p.m., Barker's Island
Inn, 300 Marina Drive. Hosted
by representatives of the
Great Lakes Regional Collaboration.
Aug. 8 at the Northern
Great Lakes Visitor Center,
U.S. Highway 2 and County
Highway G. Open house at
4 p.m. Presentation and
public comment starts at
4:30 p.m. DNR sponsored.
Allis, Aug. 22 at Wisconsin
State Fair Park Youth Center,
640 S. 84th St. Enter Gate
5. Open house at 6:30 p.m.
Presentation and public
comment starts at 7 p.m.
Aug. 29 at Ashwaubenon
Village Hall, 2155 Holmgren
Way. Open house at 5 p.m.
Presentation and public
comment starts at 5:30 p.m.
has the full information on
the Annex and Restoration hearings
up at its Great Lakes office
have the documents and e-letters
to the Governor
Water Policy Director
State Street, Suite 200
Woodland group to hold seminars
Aug 19-20, Sept 23-25, and Oct 28-29
Leadership Institute of Wisconsin is seeking candidates for its environmental
Three seminars, scheduled for Aug. 19 to 20, Sept. 23 to 25 and Oct. 28 to
29, will teach woodland owners how to become leaders in their local communities
on issues related to forestry, sustainable forest management and public policy.
Individuals interested in the program should contact the office of State Rep.
Garey Bies at (888) 482-0001 or by mail at P.O. Box 8952, Madison, WI
the article in Green Bay Press
National Land Conservation Conference: Rally 2005
October 14-17, 2005
Monona Terrace Convention Center
Lisa Jacobson, Land Trust Alliance
We invite you to join us this fall in Madison, Wisconsin for the
National Land Conservation Conference. The 18 th Rally will be held
at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace Convention Center from Friday, October 14 through Monday, October 17. Don't miss the
largest gathering of land conservationists in the world!
- 30 daylong and half-day intensive seminars on topics such as
building your membership, keys to growing a successful land trust and tax strategies in land conservation
- More than 130 workshops to choose from in 16 different tracks
including a brand new track in Urban Land Conservation
- 11 field trips including tours of Taliesin & Aldo Leopold's
- A keynote address from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
- A lecture on the legacy of Aldo Leopold
- Countless networking opportunities including facilitated break out
sessions over lunch, regional receptions, an opening dinner, a
closing reception, yoga, a fun run and a poetry slam.
More information about Rally, including a downloadable registration
form, is available at www.lta.org/training/rally.htm
registration will be available in mid-June!
Training and Conferences Coordinator
Land Trust Alliance
1331 H Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
the Waters: A Forum on Tribal
Sovereignty and Water Quality
Lac du Flambeau
Lake of the Torches
Lac du Flambeau,
Environmental Advocates, Inc.
is organizing a diverse alliance
of native and non-native conservationists
to explore issues and threats
to our collective right to clean
water and to discuss Native
American sovereignty and its
implications for water quality
protection in Wisconsin's lakes
October 2005 Forum will provide
a unique opportunity for collaboration
between native and non-native
conservationists working to
protect Wisconsin water legacy.
the MEA announcement of the
to the MEA page about the Forum
the Early Registration Form