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Conservation Congress holds spring meetings

Conservation Congress holds spring meetings

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POSTED April 5, 2018 12:31 p.m.

DRIFTLESS - Do you want to do more to protect Wisconsin's natural resources? The Wisconsin Conservation Congress will hold its annual county spring meetings on Monday, April 9, 7-9 p.m.. You can attend in person or vote absentee on or before April 9. Hearings will take place in each county. Locally, the meeting locations by county will be:

Crawford:        Prairie du Chien High School, Auditorium, 800 E Crawford Street, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

 Grant: Grant County Youth and Ag Building, Auditorium, 916 Elm Street, Lancaster, WI 53813

Monroe: Meadowview School, Auditorium, 1225 North Water Street, Sparta, WI 54656

Richland:        Richland County Courthouse, Courtroom, 181 W Seminary Street, Richland Center, WI 53581

Vernon:          Viroqua High School, Commons, 100 Blackhawk Drive, Viroqua, WI 54665

Conservation Congress hearings give an opportunity for citizens to directly influence the policies adopted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. During the hearing, you will vote on questions relating to specific conservation issues and will have the opportunity to introduce resolutions for the issues you care about.

Of particular interest

Should all of karstic Wisconsin be considered a sensitive area?  Should we have groundwater studies done in all counties lacking them? These questions will be among many that will appear on the questionnaire in all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties.

In addition to answering questions and providing testimony, county residents will also have the option to run for a seat on the Conservation Congress and to elect delegates from their county to represent their county’s views.

In addition, county residents will have the opportunity to bring new conservation issues of a statewide nature to the attention of the Conservation Congress through the citizen resolution process.

More information can be found on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website at https://dnr.wi.gov/about/wcc/springhearing.html.

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