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 …Read More
The Mercer wildlife team will be holding a second work day at the Little Turtle Flowage on June 18th.Read More
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 …Read More
As many of you know, walleye populations are declining in many lakes and waterbodies in Wisconsin. Fisheries researchers are now trying to determine the cause(s), using McDermott Lake in Iron County. You can learn more about the issue here – walleye populations, and the study here – walleye study.Read More
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 …Read More
The Iron County Land and Waters Conservation Department has released the 2018 schedule for their “Conservation on Tap” series, which is presented at the Pines beer garden in Mercer.Read More
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 …Read More
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.Read More
UW-Extension Lakes announces June aquatic plant identification workshops.Read More