City of Shawano seeks grant for acquisition of land

Discussion in 'Outdoor News' started by Wisconsin DNR News, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. By Central Office December 4, 2015

    Contact(s): Chris Halbur, grants team leader, 920-662-5121

    Grant requested for Stewardship project in City of Shawano

    SHAWANO, Wis. - The City of Shawano has applied for a 50 percent matching grant from the Urban Rivers and Urban Greenspace sub-programs of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to assist with the purchase of 1.59 acres of land in the City of Shawano in Shawano County. The City of Shawano will provide match to the grant award.

    The project will acquire approximately 1.59 acres to create a corridor along the Wolf River for the Sturgeon Trail. The property includes approximately 376 feet of frontage along the Wolf River. Once constructed, the Sturgeon Trail will connect Sturgeon Park, a public boat launch facility, and Kuckuk Park. Recreational activities include fishing, trapping, hiking, cross-county skiing, biking, snowshoeing, non-motorized boating, and nature appreciation.

    The Department of Natural Resources is proposing to make the determination that the prohibition of hunting is necessary to protect public safety because of the parcel size and shape, and due to its close proximity to public facilities, residential buildings, and to roads and public waterways. Moreover the city has an ordinance prohibiting the discharge of weapons and throwing or shooting projectiles within the city limits.

    The department's initial assessment of the allowed Nature Based Outdoor Activities [PDF] is available by searching the DNR website,, for Stewardship public notices or you may request a hard copy by contacting the project contact listed below. Public written comments on the proposed acquisition can be mailed to Chris Halbur, Grants Team Leader, 2984 Shawano Avenue, Green Bay, WI, 54313 or sent by email to [email protected]

    If you have questions about this project, Chris Halbur can be reached by phone at 920-662-5121. Written comments will be accepted through December 28, 2015. In accordance with s. NR 52.04 (2) (b), Wis. Adm. Code, objections about the prohibited activities on this property must show the proposed prohibition to be inconsistent with s. 23.0916 (2) (b), Stats., and s. NR 52.05, Wis. Adm. Code.

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    Last Revised: Friday, December 04, 2015