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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 25, 2022

DNR MAKES IT EASIER FOR PUBLIC TO WEIGH IN ON AIR QUALITY ISSUES

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is making it easier for the public to get involved in decisions that affect the air they breathe by rolling out a new webpage to engage in the air permit process. The new webpage helps people find recent air permit actions and air permit input opportunities.

The federal Clean Air Act and Wisconsin laws call for public participation and input on air permit actions. The DNR is committed to making this process more accessible to the public.

The new webpage makes it easier for people to communicate with DNR staff and other stakeholders. The DNRs Meetings & Hearings Calendar, DNR staff contacts and links to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys Title V petition process are also available.

Read More Here.

Retired Rick                                           Apr 21, 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 21, 2022

2022 SPRING HEARING RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the 2022 Spring Hearing questions and results are now available.

More than 28,000 people responded to the 2022 Spring Hearing questionnaire available April 11-14. The results and questions are available on the DNR website.

Im really happy to see the amount of participation we had for this years Spring Hearings. There were a lot of different topics and issues included and Im very pleased with the input and public discussions we had around the Spring Hearing questions this year," said Wisconsin Conservation Congress Chair Tony Blattler. "We also had a record number of people submit resolutions to the process over 500 and that tells me the public is interested and engaged in resource management. It clearly matters to them; its great to see.

The annual Spring Hearing is an opportunity for the public to provide input on a wide array of natural resources-related advisory questions presented by the DNR, Natural Resources Board (NRB) and Conservation Congress. The public also has the opportunity to provide input on resolutions that members of the public previously submitted.

Read More Here.

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.

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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.

Read More Here.

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