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Big solar comes to Dunn County

Robert Shanklin, right, president and CEO of TED Renewables and Dylan Stickney, project developer for Elk Creek Solar, were at the open house to answer questions from the community at the Spring Brook town hall.
December 12, 2022

The parking lot at the Spring Brook town hall on 810th Street east of Menomonie was full on Thursday, Dec. 8, so we had to park just past the pile of leftover blacktop. Inside, residents were busy buttonholing representatives from and looking over displays showing the benefits and location of the big (1,600 acre, 300 megawatts) solar photovoltaic project.

DNR investigating fish kill near Ellsworth

August 25, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is assisting with the investigation of a fish kill.

DNR staff observed dead fish in Isabelle Creek flowing south along County Road C in Ellsworth, WI. So far, DNR staff have observed over 600 dead trout and a variety of dead forage fish species in Isabelle Creek. DNR staff has been onsite several times since Aug. 17, 2022.

DNR affirms that the wolf hunt in Wisconsin is canceled

Gray Wolf
February 11, 2022

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that following a U.S. District court’s ruling on Feb. 10 returning wolves in the lower 48 states (except the northern Rocky Mountains region) to the Federal Endangered Species List, Wisconsin is not authorized to implement a wolf harvest season. The DNR is reviewing the ruling to determine how it impacts hunters and trappers who purchased licenses for the Fall 2021 wolf hunt.

Rick Remington of Landmark Conservancy talks about land conservation

HEAT video presentation Rick Remington of Landmark Conservancy

January 25, 2022

As one of the lunch presentations being run by the HEAT team of Health Dunn Right, Rick Remington of the Landmark Conservancy spoke on January 12 to HEAT members and interested participants. He spoke about land conservation, land trusts, and the work of Landmark Conservancy. 

Red Cedar Watershed Conference canceled for 2022

Red Cedar Conference Logo
January 15, 2022

The Red Cedar Watershed Conference for 2022 has been canceled due to COVID concerns. According to the conference website:

The Red Cedar Watershed Conference will not be held this year. The committee decided that the health of the community is being stressed to its limits by Covid-19 and that an in-person event like ours would not be in everyone’s best interest.

DNR To Host Virtual Public Comment Meeting On CWD Response Plan Review

November 23, 2021

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced it will host a virtual public comment meeting on the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Response Plan Review on Friday, Dec. 3 from 9-11 a.m.

The meeting provides an opportunity for public input to the CWD Response Plan Review Committee to help inform the review.

Discussion with Klaus Mager of Business Climate Leaders on Climate Change

Klaus Mager

Klaus Mager speaks to Health Dunn Right Environmental Action Team about Climate Change

November 14, 2021

The Health Dunn Right Environmental Action group held their November meeting with Klaus Mager of CItizens Climate Lobby Business Climate Leaders. Mr. Mager Klaus explained the benefit of two strong sustainability pieces of legislation introduced to the US Congress, the energy innovation and carbon dividend Act, which would create market incentives to reduce fossil fuel based inputs primarily by increasing the input cost of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer and pesticides.

Kiss The Ground - a film about regenerative agriculture

Kiss the Ground Official Movie Trailer (2020)

July 19, 2021

The Healthy Environment Action Team (HEAT) of the Health Dunn Right coalition is holding a free showing of the documentary


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