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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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Siskiwit River Estuary Protection Project Questions and Answers

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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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Larry and Marcy Dorau Answer Questions About Including Land in The Estuary Protection Project

This is a letter to register our support for the proposal to transfer the ownership of our 5 acres as well as the 95 acres of the Swenson property along the Siskiwit River to the Town of Bell to be administered by the BRC. A couple of misunderstandings have come up in town meetings regarding […]

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Friends Group of The Siskiwit River Esturary Protection Provide Summary of Information

January 21, 2017 I. Background – Prior to 2015, Dennis Swenson discussed land protection idea with his sister Cheri (Swenson) Surowiec and her husband. The property had not been actively farmed since the 1970s and his mother Dorothy was aging. – The landowners contacted the Bayfield Regional Conservancy (BRC), www.brcland.org, as it is a local […]

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Experiences Managing Houghton Falls Preserve

January 16, 2017 TO: Town of Bell and Interested Parties FROM: Charly Ray At the request of several residents in the Town of Bell, I am writing to share my thoughts on the experiences here in the Town of Bayview with managing the Houghton Falls Nature Preserve as it may relate to the proposed Siskiwit […]

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Stewardship Grant Information From DNR Received

Town Chairman Matt Lazorik received the following letter from Pamela Foster Felt of the DNR on January 13, 2017 regarding the DNR Stewardship grant information. Chairman Lazorik, Thanks for the invitation to the February meeting. We’ll do our best to have grant staff there to answer questions. 1. Regarding your question about the Town’s opportunity […]

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Sharing Grant Documents

At this time the Bayfield Regional Conservancy is sharing four documents with the public. One is the Siskiwit River Estuary Protection Project description for the DNR grant; one is for the NOAA CELCP grant; one is the DRAFT land management plan that went with the DNR grant and the fourth is an updated one page summary […]

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Bell Town Board Continues Discussions On The Siskiwit River Protection And Access

At the January 10th meeting of the Town of Bell Board, the topic of the Siskiwit River Protection and Access was updated. A group of citizens have formed “Friends” of the Siskiwit  River Protection and Access, to put together answers concerning the Siskiwit River Protection and Access project.  The Bayfield Regional Conservancy(BRC) has received a […]

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Siskiwit River Estuary Protection and Access Acquisition Update

Siskiwit River Estuary Protection and Access  Acquisition– Update There are two grants that have been applied for by the town.  There is a conflict of interest with our current attorney Jack Carlson and the Siskiwit River Estuary Protection and Access acquisition.  He is representing the property owner.  The board approved using Nordling from Washburn for […]

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