Siskiwit River Project

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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NOAA Grant Announcemet Has Been Received

The Town of Bell has received a letter from the Wisconsin Department of Administration announcing that the grant application to NOAA  for the Siskiwit River Estuary Protection Project has received initial funding approval. Final funding is dependent on Fiscal Year 2017 Congressional appropriations for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.  To see a copy of the letter…

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Information Briefing Meeting to be held February 8

A special briefing meeting covering information about the Siskiwit River Estuary Protection Project will be held at the Cornucopia Community Center at 7 PM on February 8th. A representative of the DNR, and the Bayfield Regional Conservancy will be there to present factual information and respond to questions. Charly Ray, Chairman of Bayview Township will…

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