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 dead grass, dig holes, pound stakes, and wrap fencing. If we get enough help or finish ahead of time, I would love to cut some dogwood and create fascines for the Iron County Woods and Waters program (however, feel free to come and go as you please). Cutting dogwood will also help to remove some of the encroaching woody vegetation within the grasslands. If you’re available June 1st and would like to assist, we plan to meet at the Joe’s Shack Road parking lot at 10 am. Be sure to dress appropriately and bring work gloves. I’m trying to get an estimate on available hands, so please RSVP as soon as possible”.

Jenna Kosnicki
Wildlife Biologist – Bureau of Wildlife Management
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
5291 N State House Circle
Mercer, WI 54547
Phone: (715) 476-7843
Fax: (715) 476-7603