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Final closing on the Swenson Forest Preserve Project!

After a 3-year process, the grantors at NOAA’s Coastal Management Program recently gave the greenlight to proceed with the final steps of the Swenson Forest Preserve project.  On May 1st, 2018, landowners Brent & Cheri (Swenson) Surowiec and Larry & Marcy Dorau signed over ownership of their combined 100 acres to Bayfield County representatives in […]

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Quarantine of the Emerald Ash Borer has been Expanded Throughout the State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has extended the quarantine of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) throughout the State of Wisconsin.  EAB has been found in 48 of 72 counties.  Many northern counties still do not have EAB.  In the NCWMA, Douglas County has documented EAB occurrences, but Ashland, Bayfield and Iron Counties […]

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Bayfield County Accepts Offer Of Ownership to the Swenson Forest Preserve Project

At their March 20th meeting, the Bayfield County Board of Supervisors voted UNANIMOUSLY (13-0) to support the Swenson Forest Preserve Project, accepting ownership and management of the property. About 25 friends of the project were in attendance and 8 voiced their support in the public forum.  Supervisors Larry Fickbohm and Jeff Silbert also expressed their […]

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December 5, 2017 Parks and Lands Meeting Minutes

December 5th, 2017 Town of Bell Parks and Land Meeting Minutes Town of Bell Community Center, Basement Attendance: Allen Hahn, Gordon Anderson, Judy Kerr, Andrew Sauter Sargent, Mike O’Bryon, Greg Weiss, Tom Mason, Yvette FLeming, Ellie Kolodzieski, Sara Norton Submitted by Sara Norton Mike O’Bryon called the meeting to order at 6pm. Select Secretary  –  […]

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Town Board Votes against Town Ownership of the Siskiwit River Protection Project

After many discussions and weighing of all information and concerns of both the pros and cons of local ownership of the former Swenson and Dorau acres on the Siskiwit River, the Town of Bell Board voted, on October 10th 2017, to postpone indefinitely, the acceptance of the NOAA grant award for the purchase of the […]

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Standing room only crowd on hand to gain information about the Siskiwit River Preservation Project

Thursday, June 29, 2017, the large gathering room at the Cornucopia Community Center was filled with resident voters and summer home property owners to learn about, question, and share concerns, regarding the possible ownership by the Town of Bell of 95 acres known as the Swenson property on the Siskiwit River and 5 additional acres […]

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Town Board to hold a special meeting

The Town of Bell Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting at 7 PM Tues June 20th to discuss zoning issues regarding the Siskiwit River Preservation Project and other issues regarding land use in the Town.  The public is invited to attend.

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The Cornucopia Marina Exspansion Project is complete

The Cornucopia Marina Committee is happy to report that the marina expansion project is complete.  And it’s open way ahead of the June 1st completion deadline. 👍 This project was completed by the contacted companies of Nelson Construction and Atlas foundations.  Along with donations of time, equipment, and material from: Halvorson Fisheries,  Lazorik construction, Road […]

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White-nose Syndrome spreads in Wisconsin

Wisconsin sites see 30-100 percent decreases; Call goes out to report surviving bats this summer

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Town of Bell Board Pursues Grant for Recreational Non-motorized Trail at Birch Hill

A rather lengthy file follows of the paperwork generated by the Town of Bell Board and resident citizen volunteer Bill Sloan. This work was necessary to secure a 50% cost grant from the WI DNR to develop a non-motorized trail on Spirit Point on 100 acres owned by the Town. If funds are granted, it is […]

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