To the Telegram:
The recently approved expenditure of state funds to aid in the purchase and preservation of 262 acres of land along 2½ miles of the Totagatic River in Washburn County was a refreshing example of cooperation between politicians from our two major political parties. When meeting with area legislators last winter, Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association members were warmly received, and encouraged in our efforts to protect this property.
Rep. Nick Milroy, D-South Range, and Rep. Roger Rivard, R-Rice Lake, backed up their words of support with actions demonstrating conservation initiatives truly can cross party lines in our state. And, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board, which is composed of appointees from both the Doyle and Walker administrations, unanimously approved our request for state Knowles-Nelson Stewardship funding. We thank all government and agency personnel who helped in this effort.
A public fundraising campaign is underway by WCLRA to raise the remaining balance needed to purchase the property.
board of directors, Washburn County Lakes and Rivers Association