Two open house meetings are set so the public can learn about and comment on the draft master plan for the nine wildlife, fishery and natural area properties in the Northern Kettle Moraine Region.
The second meeting includes a live, interactive internet presentation that gives online viewers the option to submit questions to DNR staff.
The draft contains DNR recommendations for habitat and recreation goals and objectives for the nine properties in the DNR's Northern Kettle Moraine Region Wildlife, Fishery and Natural Area planning group.
Informational displays and maps will be available and staff from the different programs will be present for one-on-one questions and discussion.
Two open houses will be held to receive public comments and answer questions:
Wednesday, Sept. 24 , 5-7:30 p.m., at the DNR Plymouth Service Center, 1155 Pilgrim Road, Plymouth. This open house will focus on Mullet Creek, Kiel Marsh and Nichols Creek wildlife areas and the Onion River and LaBudde Creek fishery areas.
Thursday, Sept. 25, 5-7:30 p.m., at the Washington County Public Agency Center, 333 E. Washington St, West Bend, in room 113A/B. This open house will focus on Theresa, Allenton and Jackson Marsh wildlife areas and Cedarburg Bog State natural area.
Both meetings will start at 5 p.m. with an open house format, running one hour. Informational displays will be available and staff will be present for one-on-one questions and discussion. A formal DNR presentation takes place at 6 p.m. providing an overview of the master planning process. From 6:30 to 7:30 the open house meeting will continue for more one-on-one questions and discussion.
During Thursday's meeting in West Bend, DNR will broadcast the presentation from 6-6:30 online and will take questions from the online audience. The presentation can be found online at: http://dnrmedia.wi.gov/main/Play/28c6d6 ... a602e94f1d
The draft master plan is also available for public review during public hours at the DNR Plymouth office, 1155 Pilgrim Road, and at the Natural Resources building at 101 S. Webster Street in Madison where visitors can ask for the facilities and lands program.
A copy of the draft master plan will also be provided to the following public libraries:
Campbellsport Public Library
Cedarburg Public Library
Kiel Public Library
Mayville Public Library
Plymouth Public Library
Port Washington - W.J. Niederkorn Library
Sheboygan - Mead Public Library
West Bend Community Memorial Library
Lakeview Community Library in Random Lake
Comments on the draft master plan may be submitted at the open houses public meetings, by phone, mail, email or online through October 10, 2014.
Information about the properties, maps, and a preliminary vision and goals document are available by searching the DNR website - dnr.wi.gov - for keywords "master planning," and clicking on the link for "Northern Kettle Moraine region wildlife, fishery and natural areas" under master plans in progress.