You are personally invited to an important conference on the creation of the Turtle River Stewardship Program on Wednesday, January 29th at the Great Northern Motel banquet facility in Mercer, WI. The conference is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Iron County Lakes and Rivers Alliance.

For several years both the WDNR and ICLRA have been considering the concept of waters management on the scale of a watershed – lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands as well as the surrounding terrestrial surfaces. For the past three months the staffs of the DNR and ICLRA have been negotiating a workable solution to upscaling of the lake management plan grant system to include a whole watershed. The features, benefits, and advantages of that upscaling will be discussed. Please attend to “put in your 2 cents worth”.

George Meyer, President, Wisconsin Wildlife Foundation

The conference will begin at 11:00 am with a welcome by Dave Hall, ICLRA president, followed by a keynote presentation on the Wisconsin Public Trust Doctrine by former Wisconsin DNR secretary and current WWF president, George Meyer. A buffet lunch will be served followed by presentations on lake and watershed grant opportunities by senior DNR staff. The event will conclude with an open panel discussion of the contents and functions of a watershed management (stewardship) plan.

We’re really sorry for the short notice, but please RSVP by the end of Tuesday, January 21st to rthiede1@gmail.com. There is NO COST to attendees. Registration begins at 10:30 am.