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  • Prescribed Burns Planned

     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.

    La Crosse District Visitor Center Hours changing for Spring 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                               Contact: Paula Ogden-Muse (608) 779-2392
    March 21, 2014                                                                                                 Jim Nissen (608) 779-2385 
    LaCrosse District Visitor Center hours changing to spring/summer hours on April 1, 2014.
    Career Discovery Internship Program
    Immediate Release Contact: SCA 603 543-1700 x1499

    12 week Expense-Paid Internships – Summer 2014
    The Student Conservation Association (SCA) has partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to provide over 30 internships for students from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds. They take place in U.S. Fish and Wildlife field stations from Alaska
    to Alabama to Maine. The SCA is the nation’s leading provider of expense-paid internships. Founded in 1957, SCA members protect and restore public lands across the country.
    Curing Cabin Fever V Geocaching Event – March 22, 2014
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       Contact: Pam Steinhaus
    February 24, 2014                                                                                  815-273-2732 Ext. 116

     Are you itching to get outside? Do you want to get your kids unglued from the TV and video games? The answer to these questions should be a resounding YES! It’s been a long winter and we need to get outside and so some exploring. Come to the Curing Cabin Fever V Geocaching Event (GC4XF3P) on March 22nd. Some folks are versed in Geocaching while others don’t even know how to pronounce it. For those not familiar, it’s pronounced (JEE-oh-CASh-ing). It is a high-tech treasure hunt using a hand-held Global Positioning System receiver (GPSr) to find a treasure or cache. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and "treasure," usually toys or trinkets of little monetary value. The event begins with a Meet and Greet at the Heirloom Market/Café in Thomson, Illinois and moves to the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center for the classroom section of the event.

    You can make your reservation by submitting a "log your visit"; "will attend" on the website or call the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center at: 815-273-2732 ext. 116.
    Looking For A Summer Job 2014?

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    Contact: Laurel Kullerud (608) 779-2232 La Crosse
    February 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.

Last Updated: Jan 09, 2014
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