Aaron Fregard, Douglas County administration
Douglas County is nearing the end of a two-year process to revise its Farmland Preservation Plan. The plan is required by the state in order to allow various incentive programs for agricultural producers. As part of the revision process, there is a 30-day comment period. If you would like to comment, send them to Christine Ostern, Douglas County Conservationist, 1313 Belknap St., Room 206, Superior, WI 54880 or email@example.com before Nov. 13. The plan is available at douglascountywi.org/DocumentCenter/View/6882. Meetings
Happy Friday! If you're looking for something to do this weekend, consider attending the 5K-9 Run for the Dogs at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lester Park in Duluth. Proceeds from this 5k run/walk directly support the K-9 units of the Douglas County Sheriff's Department and other Northland law enforcement agencies. For more information, visit www.zapevent.com/reg/event/13374 . County government meetings and an informational session are scheduled for next week.
Motorists are asked to use alternate routes during this time.
If you have hazardous waste to dispose of, collections are held 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the Poplar Fire Hall, 4941 S Village Road, and 1-4 p.m. at the Solon Springs Transfer Station, 11903 S. Holly Lucius Road.
As Memorial Day approaches next weekend, it's important to recognize another important day that's observed shortly before. This Saturday marks Armed Forces Day. The holiday is celebrated to thank those who are serving in our armed forces. We thank all of the brave men and women who are out there right now protecting our way of life. Also, we are saddened to hear the tornado news from our friends in Barron County. You can make a donation to the Red Cross by calling (800) RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 gift.
Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908 in the United States, and became an official holiday in 1914.
Although the weather can't make up its mind whether it wants to play nice, that's not stopping hundreds of residents from racing to our great lake to participate in smelt run. Rumor has it they are spawning really well this year. Also, if you are a Superior resident, be ready for the start of spring cleanup on Monday. As always, we like to keep you aware of upcoming events on our calendar. One item of Douglas County government is scheduled for next week.
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. Meetings
From all of us at Douglas County, we wish you a very Happy Easter. Please be aware that Douglas County offices are closed today due to our spring holiday. We reopen at 8 a.m. Monday. As always, we like to keep you aware of what's happening on our calendar, and three meetings are scheduled next week. First, the Land Sales Work Group meets at 3 p.m. Monday in Room 101 of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1313 Belknap St., Superior, to discuss ways to increase land sales.
Children from Cathedral School came forward to share some lessons they learned from the book "Hands are not for Hitting." Also, some community members and businesses were presented awards for their work fighting child abuse in the area.