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  • Snowmobilers: Time To Complete Required Safety Certificate Course

    snowmobiler crossing snow-covered bridge

    Fall is the ideal time to take the first step of preparing for the upcoming snowmobile season by completing the safety course. The safety course seeks to ensure snowmobilers of all ages are safe while they are having fun on the trails.

    Type: News Release

  • Environmental Review Of The Village Of Bruce For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program

    Wisconsin DNR news release

    The Village of Bruce is an applicant for funding through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program (SDWLP) to address deficiencies in their public drinking water system. The project includes the destruction and reconstruction of well one and its chemical room, pump and storage area.

    Type: News Release

  • DNR Publishes Annual Report Card On Efforts To Protect Wisconsin’s Drinking Water Supplies

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    The Department of Natural Resources recently published its 2019 Annual Drinking Water Report which summarizes compliance with the drinking water requirements and highlights statewide efforts to help public water systems provide safe and adequate drinking water supplies.

    Type: News Release

  • E-Cycle Wisconsin Celebrates 10-Year Milestone With 325 Million Pounds Of Electronics Recycled

    Worker recycles electronics at an E-Cycle collection site.

    During the first 10 years of Wisconsin's electronics recycling program, state households and schools recycled 325 million pounds of TVs, computers and other consumer devices, according to the latest data from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

    Type: News Release

  • Elevated PFAS Levels Found In Ditch Downstream Of JCI/Tyco

    Wisconsin DNR news release

    Today, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received analytical sample results from surface water monitoring conducted in July by Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) and its subsidiary Tyco Fire Products, LP (Tyco) associated with the ongoing PFAS investigation at their Fire Technology Center in Marinette, Wisconsin.

    Type: News Release

  • New Restrictions On PFAS-Containing Firefighting Foams Effective Sept. 1

    Wisconsin DNR news release

    MADISON, Wis. - 2019 Wisconsin Act 101, published on Feb. 6, 2020 and codified in Wisconsin Statutes section 299.48, implements measures that mitigate the discharge of PFAS-containing firefighting foam into the environment, and in doing so supports efforts by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and fire departments to protect the health and safety of Wisconsin residents and the firefighting community.

    Type: News Release

  • ATV/UTV Operators: Ride Responsibly Labor Day Weekend

    Two people riding ATVs on off-road trail

    The DNR is encouraging ATV and UTV operators to brush up on safe practices ahead of the Labor Day holiday. So far in 2020 there have been 23 fatal ATV and UTV incidents, compared to 14 in 2019.

    Type: News Release

  • Life Jackets Save Lives: Labor Day Boating Safety Reminders

    An overboard lifejacket drifting on the water

    Life jackets save lives! The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wants to remind the public to wear life jackets as they get out and enjoy Wisconsin's waterways over the Labor Day holiday.

    Type: News Release

  • Boating Safety Tips

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    Keep the fun on the water coming -- whether it's a fishing boat, a canoe, or a personal watercraft that "floats your boat," operator inexperience, inattention, recklessness and speeding are the four leading causes of tragic watercraft crashes and the leading cause of death is drowning.

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  • Cleaning up storm debris

    Residents and businesses can clean up storm debris in a way that protects their immediate health and safety and reduces longer-term risks to human health and the environment by keeping hazardous materials out of groundwater, surface waters and soil. You may also be able to save money on disposal costs.

    Guidance on cleaning up and disposing of storm and flood debris is provided below. While following all the advice may not be practical, it may help guide you during the difficult cleanup process.

    Type: Content page

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