FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Stefanski (507) 494-6229March 23, 2015NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY: Draft Environmental Assessment; Development of a Wildlife Viewing Facility at the Lower Spring Lake Landing near Buffalo City, WI, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
A draft Environmental Assessment (EA) which evaluates three alternatives for enhancing wildlife observation opportunities for the public at the Lower Spring Lake Landing near Buffalo City, WI on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) is available for public comment.
The preferred alternative would construct an 18’ x 24’ observation deck with spotting scopes, benches and interpretive signage at the Lower Spring Lake Landing. The deck would be positioned to provide a view of the$3.4 million Environmental Management Program, Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Project which was completed in 2008 as well as the 243 acre Refuge Closed Area. Funding for the design, footing installation and construction is being provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is expected that funding through various grants will provide the materials to complete the project.
Public comments regarding this proposed action will be accepted for a 30-day period which ends April 21, 2015. The EA is available on the Refuge website; at the Buffalo City Clerk’s Office, 245 East 10th Street, Buffalo City, WI; at the Refuge Office, 51 East 4th Street, Winona, MN; or a copy can be requested by calling 507-454-7351. Comments and concerns regarding the project can be sent to District Manager, Mary Stefanski, 51 East 4th Street, Room 203, Winona, MN, 55987.
For Immediate Release The Winona, La Crosse, McGregor, and Savanna Districts of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge will be hiring students this summer, to work on a Youth Conservation Corps crew. This summer’s YCC program will begin Monday, June 15 and end eight weeks later on Friday, August 7.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rich King 563-873-3423February 26, 2015 McGregor District Office
The McGregor District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge (Refuge) will be hiring four students this summer to work on Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crews. This summer’s eight week YCC program begins Monday, June 15 and ends Friday, August 7. 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.
Applications should be submitted to the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge, 470 Cliff Haven Road, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, 53821, (Attention: YCC Coordinator). Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10, 2015 to be considered.
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