News & Reports

UW Trout Lake Station Welcomes Public to Annual Open House

On Friday, August 3rd, from 1pm to 5pm, UW-Madison’s Center for Limnology will welcome the public to its Trout Lake Station to explain what, exactly, all those research boats are doing around Vilas County and how what researchers learn may help keep Wisconsin’s lakes healthy.

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News from the Wisconsin Citizen Lake Monitoring Network

The Spring-Summer issue of The Monitor is now available here – Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter. Be sure to check out the announcements on page 2 to learn about our first Lake Learning Day, a joint educational day co-hosted by the Citizen Lake Monitoring Network, Wisconsin Odonata Survey, and the Wisconsin Mussel Monitoring Program. Page 2 also announces the plans for the 2018 statewide Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Snapshot Day. We need your help …

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June 19th – WDNR Open House Meeting : Proposed ATV Trail

Last Friday (6/8/2018) we again received notice (shown below) from WDNR about a meeting on the proposed ATV trail inside the TFSWA boundary.

WDNR has scheduled an “open house” type public information meeting for June 19, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. at the Sherman Town Hall which is located at 4094 Hwy 182, about 10 miles west of Hwy 47.

While we understand this is very short notice for such an important issue, we are encouraging all interested …

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Volunteers Needed to Plant Trees

Jenna Kosnicki, DNR Mercer wildlife biologist, will be planting wild plum trees on the Little Turtle Flowage June 1. Volunteers are really needed for this effort. Jenna says “I plan to start planting wild plum trees on the Little Turtle Flowage property on June 1 st and am looking for some volunteers. I understand that this is late notice, but the trees have come in early. We will be using hand tools to rake away …

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Agenda for the Annual Membership Meeting on June 23, 2018

We will be holding our annual membership meeting on June 23,10:00 AM – noon in the Great Room at the Great Northern Hotel, 5070 US-51, Mercer, WI.  Hopefully we will see many of you there, please enter through the hotel (not restaurant) entrance. The Wolf’s Den at the Great Northern offers a wide lunch menu that will be available after our meeting. A tentative agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Elections for president, vice-president, and …

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Elk Sighted in Area

Several weeks ago, our members Hank and Jan Carstens spotted 4 adult elk in the Popkos Circle area of the TFSWA. Sorry, no pictures are available, but Hank has been an avid hunter of deer, moose and elk, so I’m sure that we can trust their report.

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