DANE COUNTY CONSERVATION LEAGUE
IMPORTANT UPDATES
The DCCL Board made some major decisions at its December 15 regular meeting regarding League
business in 2021. All of the changes have been brought about by the effects of COVID-19, of course.
1. All membership dues for 2021 are waived. If you were a member in 2020, you will be a member in
2021.
2. The annual meeting normally held in January is cancelled.
3. All current board members will have their terms extended for one year. Officers will also be the same.
4. There will not be a banquet in April but we may try to hold one this fall.
5. We will probably operate the pheasant farm as usual, but a further decision will be made in the next
month or two. This will depend somewhat on public health guidelines
6. Monthly membership meetings probably won’t resume until next fall. The board meets the 3rd
Tuesday of each month via Zoom.
BEST WISHES TO ALL OF YOU FOR A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2021

 

 


NOTE:  Now is the time if you have not done it already is to renew your DCCL membership.

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  NEW OPTIONS FOR EARNING BIRDS  

In the past, members had to work 15 hours per year on DCCL projects to get 15 birds.  That rule is still in play.  But, there is a second option now available.  A member can work 10 hours per year and earn 10 birds.  However, working 11-14 hours is still considered 10 hours.   Keep in mind that a family membership allows immediate family members to combine work hours for birds.  

 Can’t find time to work on any projects????    Now for every new membership you sell, you are awarded three work hours towards birds.  You may pick up membership forms at a membership meeting or print them off of the website.  Be sure to indicate on the application that you referred the new applicant.

  NEWS FROM THE PHEASANT FARM  

Unfortunately, we had some winter storm damage this year at the farm.  Some poles were tipped and some netting was ripped.  It can all be repaired, but we will need some labor this spring to get things back in shape.   We have ordered 1,000 Manchurian cross birds form MacFarlane’s to be delivered the week of May 8.   A couple of pens need to be tilled and seeded with new vegetation so that we can get rid of some of the thistles that are taking over.  Don’t wait until July to come out; much help is needed in May and June.  

 

 MORE NEWS TO COME  

As mentioned above, this is our first attempt at mass electronic communication with members.  There are more events to be scheduled this spring and we will let you know via your electronic device.   We know that we will have to work some things out with everyone to make this a success.  Let us know what you think.   

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Conserve Now That The Future May Live!!