FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Wendy Woyczik 608/779-2387 April 8, 2014 Kendra Niemec 608/779-2386
Prescribed fire season begins. Trained and certified fire-fighting staff will be conducting prescribed burns. Upcoming prescribed burn units include: Brice Prairie near the Visitor Center, Halfway Creek (just west of the town of Midway, WI) and Browns Marsh (north of County Road Z and east of the Black River). Fire helps maintain a healthy native plant community providing habitat for wildlife.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laurel Kullerud (608) 779-2232 La CrosseFebruary 24, 2014 Curt McMurl (507) 494-6213 Winona
The Winona and La Crosse districts of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) will be hiring six students this summer, four in Winona and two in La Crosse, to work on Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crews. This summer’s eight week YCC program begins Monday, June 16 and ends Friday, August 8. Crew members will be paid $7.25 per hour for a 40-hour work week. The work week is Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Young men and women, 15 through 18 years of age, who are permanent residents of the United States, its Territories, or possessions, are eligible for employment without regard to social, economic, racial, or ethnic backgrounds.
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