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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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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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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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Informational Meeting to be held on the Siskiwit River Preservation Project

On June 29th at 7 PM there will be an informational update and Q and A period for those not acquainted with the Siskiwit Reiver Preservation Project to be held at the Community Center. This will be the final meeting before the public will vote to acquire or to decline the purchase the property formerly […]

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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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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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