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DNR affirms that the wolf hunt in Wisconsin is canceled


City of Menomonie to host electronics recycling event on June 1

May 12, 2023

MENOMONIE, WI (May 2023) – The City of Menomonie will be hosting an Electronics Collection for city residents on Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the City of Menomonie Community Services Department Shop (621 11th Ave W/Hwy 29). The City is partnering with Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations, a registered Wisconsin E-Cycle electronics recycler, to offer a free electronic recycling event.

Earth Day Learning Event - Dunn County Land and Conservation

Chase Cummings, Dunn County Land Conservationist

April 22, 2023

The live and recorded video of this event will be carried on this page

Sponsored by Healthy Environmental Action Team (part of Health Dunn Right), and Community Conversations.
Saturday, April 22, 10 – 11:30AM
Rassbach Museum, Holtby Hall
1820 John Russell Rd, Menomonie WI


Menomonie to pilot No Mow May program

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April 18, 2023

During the April 17 City Council Meeting, the council passed a resolution to support "No Mow May".  Menomonie joins other cities in the state,

Climate Change in the Red Cedar Watershed

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April 9, 2023

After a hiatus, the the Red Cedar Watershed conference was convened once again at UW-Stout. As in past years, the conference had a plethora of outstanding speakers and presentations. The focus of this years conference was how climate change is and will effect the Red Cedar Watershed. It was logical that a climate scientist should make the opening presentation and detail how the climate has changed in Wisconsin over the decades and how it will change in the future.

Trail Passes for state trails now available

A state trail pass is required for all people age 16 or older biking, in-line skating, horseback riding or off-highway motorcycling on specific state trails. / Photo Credit: iStock/SrdjanPav
March 28, 2023

 MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds outdoor recreators that

What EPA’s nationwide PFAS rule means for Wisconsin drinking water 

March 15, 2023

A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal issued Tuesday would tighten limits on toxic “forever chemicals” in Wisconsin’s drinking water.

If finalized, the rule would establish the first national standard for PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, in public water supplies, bringing uniformity to a jumble of state regulations.

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

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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.

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