Author Archives: mikeputnam

Half Moon Lake: A History

Half Moon Lake is an idyllic landmark in Polk County, Wisconsin. Situated just outside of Milltown, this 550-acre lake has been a home away from home for many Midwest vacationers since the early 1900s. Known for the lake’s clear waters … Continue reading

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A Leaner, Clean Boats Clean Waters Grants Program

Last year was a pivotal one for Wisconsin’s efforts to keep lakes, rivers and fish healthy and to slow the spread of aquatic invasive species.  DNR’s Clean Boats, Clean Waters (CBCW) program that provides small grants to partner organizations for … Continue reading

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Northwoods Poster Contest Promotes Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness

Working in the educational outreach branch of conservation can prompt feelings of uncertainty.  Do our messages reach the target audience?  Is the message clear and easily understood?  Most importantly, are we helping people understand how they can help slow the … Continue reading

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Greg Karch recognized as a “Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Partner in Action”

As Wisconsin’s fishing season gathers steam, thousands of new anglers will be reeling in fun and taking steps to avoid accidentally spreading aquatic invasive species – thanks in large part to the work of professional angler Greg Karch. Karch, of Oshkosh, … Continue reading

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