Parks and Lands

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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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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Get a Complete WI DNR Fishing Report Online

Fishing season is just around the corner and it’s time to get excited about what the new year might bring to Wisconsin anglers. What better way to feed that excitement by reviewing the 2017 Wisconsin Fishing Report – a detailed newspaper of fishing in Wisconsin waters and fishing forecasts for the coming year. The Wisconsin…

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Beaches at Cornucopia Will Be Tested This Summer for E-coli Bacteria

Anne Marie Coy of the Bayfield County Health Department has sent Parks and Lands Chairman Michael O’Bryon, notice that testing for E-coli bacteria will be done every two weeks (give or take) of the Cornucopia beaches this summer. They will have signs that they will get up in the next couple of days that will…

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Parks and Lands Committee Meeting Minutes April 11, 2017

  Present: Mike O’Bryon, Yvette Fleming, Alan Hahn, Gordon Anderson, Gina Emily, Judy Kerr, Tom Mason   Upcoming events: Saturday, April 15th, Rock collection and movement at Breakwall in Marina Saturday, April 29th (alternate: May 6th) cleanup of Town Roads, Corny Beach, Siskiwit Campground, etc. 10 am at the Community Center. Pot Luck snacks will…

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