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Earth Day honors stewardship

Saturday is Earth Day, an annual event aimed at supporting environmental protection.

Douglas County is no stranger to environmental resources. In fact, the county has the most forestland in the state of Wisconsin — over 272,000 acres. The Forestry Department states their mission is to "enhance the quality of life in the county by ensuring long-term health, viability and productivity of county forest lands ..."

It's great to know our forests are in good hands, and we can all do our part in being good stewards of the environment.


The Forest, Parks and Recreation Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Forestry Headquarters, 9182 E. Hughes Ave., Solon Springs.

The Land and Development Committee meets at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Room 207C of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1313 Belknap St., Superior.

The Board of Adjustment meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Room 201 of the Government Center, 1316 N. 14th St., Superior.

The Civil Service Commission will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, in Room 207C of the courthouse. The Public Safety Committee meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in the same room.

Detailed agendas for these meetings are available at

For more information on Douglas County government, visit I welcome your comments and suggestions. I can be reached at (715) 395-1429 or