Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department

Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Department (LWCD)

The Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Department (LWCD) provides technical and/or financial assistance to Kewaunee County landowners, land operators, and municipalities in their effort to protect and enhance our land and water resources. This is accomplished through various local, state, and federal conservation programs, focusing mainly on agricultural soil erosion, animal waste storages and runoff management, nutrient management, conservation planning, streambank/shoreline erosion control, nonmetallic mining reclamation, education and outreach, and groundwater quality and protection. The LWCD works cooperatively with many other agencies including DNR, NRCS, DATCP, FSA and UW- Extension, and is a member of the Great Lakes Land and Water Conservation Association and the Lake Michigan Land Conservation Association. The Kewaunee County LWCD staff is responsible for the administration of the county soil and water conservation program and may exercise the powers granted to the Land and Water Conservation Committee (LWCC). The LWCC meets monthly and public attendance is encouraged. Agendas and minutes of past meetings can be found at: http://www.co.kewaunee.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=2303&locid=192 2014-2016 Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee Members: John T. Pagel- Chair Ron Paider- Vice Chair Lee Luft- Secretary Bob Garfinkel Clark Riemer- USDA Farm Service Agency Representative **This page was created to spread awareness about the LWCD and as another platform to reach out to the public. It is not the intention of this page to start conflict; it is to present information deemed to be relevant and accurate. Any posts that found inappropriate or profane will be removed. **

10/17/2019

Well Testing Bottles are Still Available. Stop by Land & Water office (Luxemburg Fairgrounds) today to register!!!

09/30/2019

Only 63 of the 150 well testing spots are reserved for October 21st. Sign up now at 920-845-9740.

09/06/2019
Kewaunee County Emergency Management

Kewaunee County Emergency Management

Kewaunee County Alert: Drinking Water Advisory due to manure event around County Road P and Pheasant Road in the Town of Lincoln. Please use caution when using your drinking water. Any concerns contact Public Health for questions 388-7160.

Kewaunee County
09/03/2019

Kewaunee County

The Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department's Davina Bonness and Kewaunee County Board Supervisor Lee Luft spoke about NR 151, groundwater monitoring, testing, education, assistance to landowners affected by groundwater contamination and more at the Water Quality Task Force Hearing at the Weidner Center in Green Bay on Wednesday, August 28.

Well testing registration now open:
09/03/2019

Well testing registration now open:

The Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department has opened registration for well testing on Monday, October 21, 2019. Testing is limited to 150 private wells. Call LWCD at (920) 845-9743 for questions.

Well Testing Flyer (includes pricing): bit.ly/2lxpPfh

Kewaunee County
08/23/2019

Kewaunee County

Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department's Davina Bonness and Kewaunee County Board Supervisor Lee Luft have been invited to speak at the upcoming Water Quality Task Force Hearing at the Weidner Center in Green Bay on Wednesday, August 28. The public is invited to attend as well as share their input. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 12:30PM.

06/19/2019

TOMORROW --- JUNE 20TH @ 6PM ----

Dr. Mark Borchardt will doing a public presentation on the "Risk Factors for Private Well Contamination in Kewaunee County" on June 20th (Thursday) at 6:00pm, Luxemburg Fairgrounds Expo Center, 625 Third Street.

06/05/2019

SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 20TH @ 6PM

Dr. Mark Borchardt will doing a public presentation on the "Risk Factors for Private Well Contamination in Kewaunee County" on June 20th (Thursday) at 6:00pm, Luxemburg Fairgrounds Expo Center, 625 Third Street.

09/13/2018

The current invasive species management project is an EPA GLRI funded project to manage Phragmites, Japanese knotweed, and Wild parsnip in Kewaunee County. This project will include two seasons of herbicide treatment on public and private land in 2018 and 2019.

2018 treatments are currently underway. If you would like information on where treatments are occurring, updates on treatment locations will be provided on our
Invasive Treatment Hotline at (920) 430-0220.

Kewaunee County citizens, here is your chance to offer input on where the Kewaunee County Land & Water Department will f...
06/13/2018
Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Dept Survey

Kewaunee County citizens, here is your chance to offer input on where the Kewaunee County Land & Water Department will focus their efforts and resources the next five years. Fill out the linked survey below to participate!

The purpose of this survey is to gain focus on what the public believes the greatest environmental concerns are, and the tools and strategies that could be us

Fun Fact: Many of you have driven by a stream or outflow, and may have noticed the tea colored or stained waters (see ph...
05/23/2018
Tannins

Fun Fact: Many of you have driven by a stream or outflow, and may have noticed the tea colored or stained waters (see photo). First thought may be water is colored due to runoff or manure, but actually most cases its from Tannins. Tannins (Phenolic acids or Tannic Acid) are generated naturally, by a number of coniferous trees and from a number of flowering plants. Tannins leach out of decaying organic material and enrich the soils, ground water, lakes, rivers and and streams creating a "tea stained" color. For more information please visit the following USDA Forest Service link: https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/ethnobotany/tannins.shtml

Celebrating Wildflowers is events, wildflower viewing areas, wildflower photos, native plant information, pollinators, just for kids, coloring pages, teacher resources, ferns, rare plants, plant of the week, pollinator of the month, invasive plants, and wildflower links.

Wisconsin Land + Water Conservation Association
05/17/2018

Wisconsin Land + Water Conservation Association

One of the best ways to teach conservation is by engaging kids with hands-on challenges. Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department engaged over 800 students at the "Careers on Wheels" career fair, illustrating things like freshwater availability on earth, mechanics of groundwater, and environmental stewardship through problem solving, team building activities.

Read more about how LCD's are including youth education in their conservation work, and all the various projects and programs across WI here: http://wislandwatermedia.org/conservation-across-wisconsin/

05/15/2018
04/26/2018

Our next LCC meeting is Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 8:00am
at the Land & Water Conservation Department located at 625 Third Street, Luxemburg.

Our new Committee is:
Charles Wagner (Chair)
Lee Luft
Gary Paape
Aaron Augustian
Clark Riemer (FSA rep)

Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017
02/27/2018

Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017

Services for John Pagel (http://bit.ly/2CKiT1p) and Steven Witcpalek (http://bit.ly/2ETJxe9) will take place on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at Kewaunee High School and Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to both the Pagel and Witcpalek families.
02/23/2018
John Pagel, son-in-law killed in plane crash

Our thoughts and condolences go out to both the Pagel and Witcpalek families.

(photo: thecannerymarket.com) John Pagel, Kewaunee County’s most prominent agricultural businessman and an elected education and government leader, was killed in the crash of a private plane northw…

It's that time again! Please join us March 12, 2018 for your annual Well Testing! Test Kits are limited, so sign up now!
01/31/2018

It's that time again! Please join us March 12, 2018 for your annual Well Testing! Test Kits are limited, so sign up now!

12/07/2017

Records Reporting Policy for Liquid Manure Hauling Applications

Kewaunee County LWCD will be hosting a Nutrient Management Farmer Education Course this February! Write your own plan an...
10/10/2017

Kewaunee County LWCD will be hosting a Nutrient Management Farmer Education Course this February! Write your own plan and get $500 towards your soil sampling! Sign up today as class sizes are limited!

10/02/2017

Kewaunee County LWCD would like to send a warm welcome Kate Hau! Kate will be filling the Conservation Specialist position, offering a wealth of knowledge and diverse background to our department.

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10/02/2017

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Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department's cover photo
10/02/2017

Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department's cover photo

10/02/2017

Nutrient Management Farmer Education Courses will be offered by Kewaunee County LWCD this February. Course will allow up to 25 farmers to write their own Nutrient Management Plans for 4 years! Course is free Contact Kewaunee County LWCD at 845-9742 for further details. Space is limited and is first come first serve.

09/07/2017

Information regarding the Draft Comment Period for the new NR151 proposed Silurian Bedrock Targeted Performance Standards, which includes Kewaunee County.

The public hearing notice and opening of the comment period for the proposed revisions to NR 151 and NR 243 is now posted. The notice of public hearing can be viewed at http://dnr.wi.gov/…/input/doc…/rules/WT1516PublicHearing.pdf

The Department of Natural Resources is in the process of developing a targeted performance standard rule change to NR 151 and NR 243 relating to runoff management and non-point source performance standards. The public hearing for the proposed rule change will be September 15, 2017 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. There will also be an opportunity to participate in the hearing from the Natural Resources Building G

EF 2 Room G09 in Madison through an online meeting connection. Beginning at 12pm will be the public information presentation, followed by the public hearing at 1pm.

For more information regarding the draft rule status, please visit the NR 151 Rule Changes website at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/nonpoint/nr151strategy.html .

05/25/2017
NRCS and DATCP Partnership Launches New Demonstration Farm Network in Kewaunee and Door Counties | NRCS Wisconsin

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/wi/newsroom/releases/?cid=NRCSEPRD1330634

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) have entered an agreement to launch a new demonstration farm network in Kewaunee and Door counties in cooperation with the farmer-led o...

04/28/2017

SAVE THE DATE: June 7th : 6-8pm

Presentation on the Well Testing Research Findings: Sources of Fecal Contamination in the Dolomite Aquifer in Northeastern Wisconsin

Presenters: Mark Borchardt (USDA-Agricultural Research Service ), Maureen Muldoon (UW-Oshkosh Department of Geology) & Randy Hunt (USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center)

Where: Luxemburg Fair Grounds, Expo Center, 625 Third Street, Luxemburg, WI 54217

When: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

04/24/2017

Our office still has 90 well kits available for the May 15th Well Testing. Register Today:
Homeowners: $49.00 (bacteria, nitrates, ect)
Metals: $49.00
DACT: $27.00 (atrazine/herbicides)
All Three: $117.00

04/18/2017
Intellicast - Luxemburg Weather Report in Wisconsin (54217)

Forecast: Wednesday Night 04/19/17

Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall may reach one inch.

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?location=USWI0407

Please be aware that the Runoff Risk Advisory is Red. If you can hold off from spreading until after the rain event, please do so.

Luxemburg, Wisconsin weather conditions and forecast (54217). Today's Luxemburg, Wisconsin weather report: current observations, hourly forecast, 10-day forecast calendar and chart.

04/13/2017

Our office still has 120 well kits available for the May 15th Well Testing. Register Today:
Homeowners: $49.00 (bacteria, nitrates, ect)
Metals: $49.00
DACT: $27.00 (atrazine/herbicides)
All Three: $117.00

03/29/2017

SPRING IS A GOOD TIME TO TEST WELL WATER
REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 3, 2017

Groundwater is vital to all of us living in Wisconsin, and the coming of spring represents an important time for our groundwater resources. This time of year is especially critical for individuals who rely on well water or a private well for their drinking water supply. While all groundwater originates as precipitation, melting snow and spring rains generally provide the largest contribution of groundwater recharge to our aquifers each year. Because recharge during this time can occur rapidly, bacterial contamination of wells often occurs during these periods of the year. This is especially true for wells located in karst regions, areas where soil layers are thin or absent and bedrock is highly fractured. Some well owners may actually notice their well water change appearance or odor after large rain events or snowmelts.

Available Packages:

1. Homeowner’s Package: $49.00 per well and tests for includes bacteria, nitrate, alkalinity, chloride, conductivity, corrosivity index, hardness, and pH.

2. Metals Package: $49.00 per well and tests for Arsenic, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Sulfate, Sodium, and Zinc.

3. Diaminochlorotriazine (DACT): $27.00 -- (a breakdown of atrazine and related herbicides)
4. All Three Packages -- $117.00

Program Limited to 150 Well Samples; First, Come--First Serve Basis!

Any interested private well owner, mail or drop off a check for the appropriate amount to the Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department, 625 Third Street, Luxemburg, WI 54217.

Please include phone number, package you are registering for, and an email address for future notices.

Advice From DATCP to Manure Applicators: Plan to spread? Look aheadRelease Date: 2/28/17 MADISON – With an early sprin...
03/01/2017
Manure Advisory System

Advice From DATCP to Manure Applicators: Plan to spread? Look ahead

Release Date: 2/28/17

MADISON – With an early spring looking like a good possibility, Wisconsin agriculture officials are
asking farmers to check the Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast online before spreading manure.
They encourage farmers to avoid spreading manure during high-risk runoff times. If farmers must
spread manure during such times, they should steer clear of high risk fields and have a spill response
plan in place.

http://www.manureadvisorysystem.wi.gov/

12/09/2016
Kewaunee County, Wisconsin - Public Health and Groundwater Protection Ordinance Maps

Reminder: The Kewaunee County Public Health & Groundwater Protection Ordinance which prohibits any application or stacking of wastes on less than 20 feet to bedrock will be effective January 1st through April 15th. Section maps can be found at the website below:

http://www.co.kewaunee.wi.gov/subcategory.asp?linksubcatid=790&linkcatid=1568&linkid=2262&locid=192

Public Health and Groundwater Protection Ordinance Maps

06/20/2016

DNR Workgroups

Thursday, June 23, 2016
6- 8pm

Kewaunee County Fairgrounds Expo Center
625 Third St., Luxemburg

Presenters:
DNR (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)
EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency)

In response to public concerns about water problems in Kewaunee County, in 2015 the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources established five workgroups:

• Short-Term Solutions
• Best Management Practices/Sensitive Areas
• Compliance
• Communications,
• Alternative Technologies.
At this presentation, staff with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency will share final recommendations from the workgroups.

05/31/2016

Still 32 Well Testing Kits Left. Bottles will be ready for distribution on June 2nd and testing will occcur on June 6th.
Homeowners (Bacteria/Nitrate) kit only $29.00 due to a Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership Grant.
Call to reserve one today ... 920-845-9700

05/18/2016

ONLY 56 SPOTS LEFT FOR OUR JUNE PRIVATE WELL WATER PROGRAM:

Available Packages:

1. Homeowner’s Package: $29.00 per well and tests for includes bacteria, nitrate, alkalinity, chloride, conductivity, corrosivity index, hardness, and pH.

2. Metals Package: $45.00 per well and tests for Arsenic, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Sulfate, Sodium, and Zinc.

3. Diaminochlorotriazine (DACT): $27.00 -- (a breakdown of atrazine and related herbicides)

4. All Three Packages -- $93.00

Program Limited to 150 Well Samples; First, Come--First Serve Basis!

Any interested private well owner, mail or drop off a check for the appropriate amount to the Kewaunee County Land & Water Conservation Department, 625 Third Street, Luxemburg, WI 54217.

Please include phone number, package you are registering for, and an email address for future notices.

Address

625 3rd St
Luxemburg, WI
54217

General information

Kewaunee County Department of Land and Water Conservation Staff: Davina Bonness-County Conservationist Paul Fredrich- Conservation Technician Travis Engels- Conservation Specialist Sarah Hovis- Conservation Intern Terri Albrecht- Program Specialist Terri Marcusen- Secretary

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(920) 845-9700

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