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On Wolves and Watersheds, 6:00 Thursday at The Pines

Hear retired DNR wolf expert Adrian Wydeven’s presentation about the importance of a balanced ecology to the quality of our waters, On Wolves and Watersheds, at The Pines this Thursday, June 17 at 6:00. This seminar is presented by the Rice Lake Association as part of their grant requirement and counts as a contribution to the 25% match portion of the grant, so a large audience will be a great benefit to their effort to control the growth of Curly Leaf Pondweed in the Turtle River watershed. It promises to be an interesting evening!

 

A couple of hardy LOFA members have had quite the adventure up the river this month, pulling pondweed with volunteers from Pike Lake. The effort seems to be working, but there is a lot more to be done.

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Grant money for shoreland restoration is available

This came from Jack S.:

I spoke with Heather Palmquist, Iron County land and water, last night at the Conservation on Tap program. She told me there is still grant money available for shoreland restoration and erosion control. If you are having an issue with your property and are not sure if your problem qualifies for assistance give her a call and speak with her. Click here for the contact information. When I received a grant 8 years ago it was a 70/30 split, they paid 70% and I paid 30%. I believe it is still that way. The project would probably not get done this year but you would be “on the books” for next year.

Alas, they don’t give money for weed control in the lake!

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Conservation on Tap at The Pines 2018 Schedule

Please click on the link to view the schedule for this year.

If you haven’t stepped into the Pines this year be ready to be surprised. The ice cream area is now the bar and bar area is now the ice cream shop, so the entrances have changed . It looks as they brought in Joanna Gaines to design the space.

Looks Fantastic!!

Event Flyer 2018

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That’s “American” Marten!

Not Pine, American!

Last Friday Iron County Conservation Specialist Zach Wilson gave us a great talk on the American Marten, and described his efforts to identify and track them in the woods in our area with the help of local high school students.  Thanks, Zach, for a very interesting afternoon! For anyone who wants to follow up,  the Wisconsin DNR’s page on American Martens is here, the Iron County Land & Water Conservation’s web page is here, and their Facebook page is here.

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