Thursday, August 16, 2012
More than 10,000 applications for wolf hunt permits have been submitted for a season that the Wisconsin Humane Society and others say shouldn't involve hunting dogs without more rules in place.
Concerned for the safety of hunting dogs brought along during Wisconsin's first wolf hunt this fall, the Wisconsin Humane Society has joined other groups in a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resoures and Natural Resources Board. The lawsuit, filed in Dane County Circuit Court, asks the court "to stop the DNR from authorizing the use of dogs for wolf hunting until reasonable rules are established to protect dogs from injury or death, according to a press release from the society. Other plaintiffs include outdoorsmen, hunters, volunteer trackers, and other Wisconsin animal welfare organizations. When the state passed a law permitting the hunt, it included use of dogs for tracking and trailing — and it directed the DNR to …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The DNR is offering a special deal for first-time buyers of fishing licenses this summer. It's a great opportunity to try fishing for the first time, or to get back into it if you haven't done it in a long time.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
MADISON – Wisconsin’s $5 first-time buyer resident fishing license or a one-day fishing license may be just the ticket for fun for family, friends and visitors gathered for the long July 4th holiday, state fisheries official say. “These new licenses are a great, inexpensive way to get your family, friends and visitors out on the water to have fun and give fishing a try,” says Mike Staggs, Wisconsin’s fisheries director. “You can buy and print off the licenses at home through our online licensing center at dnr.wi.gov or go to one of more than 1,300 bait shops and other license agents near you. Let the fun begin!” New this year, anglers who have never purchased a fishing license -- or who haven't purchased a fishing license in 10 years -- …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Olivia Cannestra's poster was chosen out of 300 entries statewide, and will be displayed at the state capitol in Madison.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Woodside Elementary School fifth grader Olivia Cannestra won an honorable mention in the 2012 “Slow the Spread by Boat and Tread” poster contest. Her poster was selected from more than 300 entries statewide. Cannestra will be recognized at the Invasive Species Awareness month awards ceremony at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, and her poster will be on display June 11-22 at the state capitol. The Wisconsin Council on Invasive Species, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources and Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin (IPAW), conducted the poster contest to increase awareness of shoreline and wetland invasive species. Their goal is to teach people how to prevent the spread of invasive species in these habitats.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Agreement approved by the Village Board Tuesday will allow for $18,000 in savings for the sewer utility in 2012.
The village’s sewer utility is about to see some savings with the approval of a new contract to haul biosolids from the wastewater treatment plant. The Sussex Village Board gave unanimous approval Tuesday to award Super Nova Corporation a contract to haul the biosolids from the plant to farm fields approved by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. With the contract, the village will save about $18,000 in the first year of the contract. “That will certainly help our sewer utility out,” village Administrator Jeremy Smith said. Under the three year contract, Super Nova will charge the village 24 cents per gallon to haul the biosolids this year, 24.5 cents per gallon in 2013 and 25 cents per gallon in 2014. A fuel surcharge will be …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
From electronics to paints to plastics, this is an overview of what should be thrown in your bin, and where to get rid of pesky items lying in your house.
Who knew garbage could be so complicated? Everyone knows things like newspapers and soda cans can be recycled in the roadside bin, but things get tricky when its time to get rid of that old paint pail or an old, useless computer. Here are some tips to help you sort it all out. Electronics Wisconsin has a statewide recycling program called E-Cycle Wisconsin to collect certain items that are hazardous to the environment. The law also bans certain items from going into landfills or incinerators: The only problem is, according to the state Department of Natural Resources and the village website, Sussex doesn't have a pickup site for electronics. However, the neighboring communities like Menomonee Falls and Pewaukee all have places where people…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
As smoke from a Minnesota wildfire flows across Wisconsin, state agencies are fielding calls from concerned residents about the smell.
Sussex Fire Chief Colin Curtis woke up this morning to the smell of smoke. He then started driving around the Sussex area to see if anyone might be conducting some sort of “burn pile,” on a day he said was much too windy for something like that. That's when he received the information about smoke from a Minnesota wildfire migrating over Wisconsin and into Illinois and even Michigan. The U.S. Forest Service is requesting additional assistance in controlling and extinguishing the 60,000-acre Pagami Creek fire. Local fire departments and law enforcement agencies all across metro Milwaukee are fielding phone calls from concerned residents regarding the smoky haze, and Department of Natural Resources Air Monitoring Section Chief Bart …