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DNR staff explains Riverway Draft Master Plan
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About a dozen staff members of the Department of Natural Resources were at Boscobel’s Tuffley Community Center Tuesday, March 29 from 5-7 p.m. for an open house on the DNR’s new Draft Master Plan for the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway.

DNR staff met in one on one discussions with concerned citizens about the plan. Several people from the Muscoda area were in attendance to voice their opposition to a part of the plan that proposes closing more than three miles of what is locally known as the “High Bank Road” west of the village to vehicular traffic.

“I told them what I thought of the plan; I guess we’ll see what happens,” said Muscoda Progressive publisher Wendell Smith, who wrote in opposition to that portion of the plan last week.

The open house was to include a short presentation by DNR staff at 5:45, but that never took place.

The DNR is accepting public comments about the plan through April 8 via email to DNRLWSRMP For more information and to submit comments, search the DNR website,, for keywords “master planning,” and select “Lower Wisconsin State Riverway.”