DANE COUNTY CONSERVATION LEAGUE NEWS
MARCH MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The March membership meeting will be held at Schwoegler’s Lanes on Tuesday, March 28 at 7p.m. Guest speakers will be Joleen Stinson, Dane County Parks Director, and Aaron Mullins, Dane County Parks Foundation Director. The League has a long relationship with Dane County Parks through financial support other activities. Please come and join us to hear what is planned for future park projects. Keep in mind that Dane County Parks provides many hunting and fishing opportunities on public land open to these pursuits.
PRAIRIE CHICKEN FESTIVAL
The 2023 Prairie Chicken Festival will take place on Sunday, April 16 at Erons Event Barn, 3471 County Rd. C, Stevens Point, WI. Many activities are planned and you can find more information at www.cleangreenaction.org/prairiechicken
SPRING CONSERATION CONGRESS/DNR HEARINGS
The annual spring hearings have a new format this year to say the least. There will be an evening informational session in each county where Congress delegates will be elected and DNR staff will be available for discussions of pertinent topics. The session in Dane County will occur on April 6 at McFarland High School, 5103 Farwell St. Doors open at 6p.m. and the informal meeting and voting will happen from 7p.m. until 9p.m. The questionnaire regarding DNR and Congress issues will be on-line again this year and “voting” will be available from noon April 10 until noon April 13. Go to the DNR website to connect.
HIGHWAY CLEAN UP
We will be doing our annual spring highway clean up again this year late in April. A specific time and date will be coming in the next few weeks.
BANQUET: SOLD OUT!
Once again, the annual DCCL Banquet sold out in about a week. Thanks to all of you who support the League at this fun event. See you on April 20.
PHEASANT FARM OPENING
The farm will open for work activities starting on Saturday, May 1 about 8a.m. We have purchased the usual 1,000 chicks that will be delivered on or about May29. There has been some damage to the pens due to the heavy, wet snow along with winds this winter. So there will be plenty of work to do. You don’t need to sign up or contact anyone, just show up on Saturday mornings. May and June are always the busiest times. That’s when your help is needed the most. If you put in a minimum to 12 hours of work at the farm or other DCCL activities, you will be eligible for an allotment of birds. Of course, you also need to pay your 2023 dues.
Conserve Now That The Future May Live!!