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The Association of Retired Conservationists was organized by a group of retirees from the Wisconsin Conservation Department in the 1960's. By the mid-1970's, the WCD had been combined with the Department of Resource Development to form the Department of Natural Resources, and the retirees group had grown significantly, met monthly for lunch and began inviting speakers to address the group on issues of interest to the members. Today, the organization has more than two hundred members.

website contact: retiredrick@wisarc.org

Welcome to the ARC Breaking News/Action page where you are encouraged to enter items members may be interested in reading that are too timely to wait for discussion at our next monthly meeting.

If you misplaced the Comment Code, please email me here.

Important Timely News

Retired Rick                                           Apr 19, 2022

DNR UNVEILS NEW EQUESTRIAN CAMPGROUND AT GOVERNOR DODGE STATE PARK OFFICIAL RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 29

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that a new equestrian campground is set to open at Governor Dodge State Park on April 29.

The new equestrian campground boasts 20 campsites, 18 with electric hook-ups. Each campsite includes a high-line hitching post with cable, a picnic table and fire ring. Improvements include easier access to maneuver horse trailers and campers. The campground and equestrian trails will be open from May 1 to Nov. 15.

Read More Here.

Retired Rick                                           Apr 18, 2022

REMINDER: Bear Aware Webinar April 19
Hear From Experts For How To Co-Exist With Bears


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting the Bear Aware Webinar at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, for the public to learn about living among black bears.

Wisconsin is home to a thriving black bear population estimated at more than 24,000 bears. Although the black bear primarily lives in the far northern third of the state, bears are becoming more common in the lower two-thirds of the state than ever before due to a growing population.

Read More Here.

Retired Rick                                           Apr 16, 2022

DNR SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF CITY OF BERLIN SAFE DRINKING WATER LOAN PROGRAM PROJECT

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the city of Berlin is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to improve its public drinking water system. The project includes the replacement of lead service lines throughout the city of Berlin.

Read More Here.

Retired Rick                                           Apr 14, 2022

WISCONSIN NATURAL RESOURCES BOARD APPROVES 2022 MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING SEASON FRAMEWORK AND REGULATIONS

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources today announced the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) voted unanimously during the April board meeting to approve the 2022 migratory bird season framework and regulations.

Thanks to input from hunters and new scientific research, changes are coming to the 2022 migratory bird hunting season.

Read More Here.

Retired Rick                                           Apr 14, 2022

From: Dale Lang
Date: April 13, 2022
RE: Northern Region Luncheons


We have lunches again! I wasnt able to get anything for April. We start meeting at 11:00, with lunch at noon, maybe a little earlier if it works better for the restaurant. Ill send a reminder about a week ahead.

Important note: Inshalla would like an approximate count ahead of time, so if you think you might attend in May, please let me know by May 7. If you have to cancel, or decide to attend after that day, thats OK, just so I have a rough number.

May 10 Inshalla

June 14 Shamrock

July 12 CTs

Aug 9 Inshalla

Sep 13 is open for now. Any ideas on a new place to try?

Oct 11 CTs

Nov 8 Shamrock

Dec 13 CTs

Inshalla Country Club, N11060 Clear Lake Rd, Tomahawk. Hwy A north of Tomahawk to Hwy U, to Clear Lake Rd. https://inshallacc.com/

Shamrock, downtown Lake Tomahawk, 7235 Bradley Street (Hwy 47). There was a potential sale, but it didnt go through, so its the same owners, for now. http://www.shamrockpubandeatery.com/

CTs Deli, downtown Rhinelander, 17 N Brown St. http://cheftomsdeli.com/ We have the Community Room. Since this is a deli, you order your drinks and food at the counter, pick up your drinks, then they call your name when your food is ready and you get it from the food counter. It might be good if you place your order when you get there, so were not all ordering at the same time.

Retired Rick                                           Apr 9, 2022

NER Luncheon April 27

Greetings:

This is a reminder for our NER Luncheon on April 27. Hope you can make it.

When: Wednesday, April 27

Time: 11:45 Social - 12:30 Lunch - order off limited menu

Where: 1951 West (Rock Garden) 1951 Bond St., Green Bay (920) 497-4701

Retired Rick                                           Apr 7, 2022

HELP SHAPE DEER HUNTING IN WISCONSIN DNR SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENT ON 2022 DEER SEASON

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comments on the county-level antlerless harvest quotas and other key parts of the 2022 deer hunt.

The DNR welcomes comments from anyone interested in helping shape local deer herd management preferences during the online comment period April 9-15.

Each county in Wisconsin has a County Deer Advisory Council (CDAC) to provide input and recommendations to the department on deer management within their county.

In early May, each CDAC will make recommendations to the department for the 2022 season based on deer herd metrics, county deer population objectives and public feedback. The DNR will bring its recommendations for the 2022 season to the Natural Resources Board in summer.

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Retired Rick                                           Apr 6, 2022

WORK PLAY EARTH DAY RETURNS FOR 2022 HELP PROTECT THE PLANET; VOLUNTEER AND RECREATE AT WISCONSIN STATE PARKS


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced Work Play Earth Day returns after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

Wisconsinites have several opportunities to celebrate Earth Day (April 22) through acts of service and outdoor recreation at Wisconsin state parks throughout the month.

Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Wisconsin native Gov. Gaylord Nelson to raise awareness about air and water pollution. Today Earth Day is observed around the globe and is commemorated as a full month of recognition, stewardship and celebration of the natural environment.

Read More Here.

Retired Rick                                           Apr 1, 2022

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY AT DEVILS LAKE STATE PARK
SERVICE PROJECTS, FOOD TRUCKS, TORCH-LIT HIKE AND MORE


Join us for service projects and family-friendly activities this Earth Day, Friday, April 22, at Devils Lake State Park.
Photo credit: Travel Wisconsin
BARABOO, Wis. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites the public to celebrate Earth Day, Friday, April 22, at Devils Lake State Park. This years Earth Day theme is Invest in our Planet.

Wisconsin is home to 84,000 miles of rivers and streams, 15,000 lakes, 800 miles of great lakes shoreline, 190 miles of Mississippi River shoreline and over 5 million acres of wetlands and 2 quadrillion gallons of groundwater. Wisconsin is a special place with so much to explore and protect.

Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Wisconsin native Gov. Gaylord Nelson to raise awareness about air and water pollution. Today Earth Day is observed around the globe. At the DNR, everyday is Earth Day. Join us for a day of service at Devils Lake State Park to help protect Wisconsins natural resources.

Read More Here.

Retired Rick                                           Apr 1, 2022

HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA STRAIN CONFIRMED IN WISCONSIN'S WILD BIRD POPULATIONS

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that EA H5 Avian Influenza, a strain that is highly pathogenic for poultry, has been detected in wild birds in Wisconsin.

The samples were collected from a Coopers hawk and a bald eagle submitted from Dane County, a lesser scaup from Columbia County, a red-tailed hawk from Grant County, a Canada goose from Milwaukee County, and a trumpeter swan from Polk County.

This announcement follows preliminary positive results found by the U.S. Geological Survey's National Wildlife Health Center and confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Veterinary Services Laboratory on March 30 and March 31.

Read More Here.

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