Veteran's Memorial Park pond stocked with brook and rainbow trout

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  1. By Northwest Region April 27, 2015

    Contact(s): Scott Szymanski, DNR waste management specialist; 715-284-1438, Mary Kaufmann, La Crosse County Parks supervisor, 608-785-9770; or Kevin Harter, DNR communications, 715-839-3715.

    LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Sponsored by the Clifton Rod and Gun Club, the Veteran's Memorial Park pond in La Crosse County was recently stocked with 3,000 brook trout.

    The Department of Natural Resources contributed an additional 750 rainbow trout.

    Trout stocking follows recent improvements to the pond including dredging and aeration. Additional improvements scheduled for this year include game fish stocking and the installation of fishing platforms.

    The work is being done is a partnership with the DNR, La Crosse County, West Salem Rod and Gun Club, Lake Neshonoc Rehabilitation District and the West Salem Lion's Club.

    In addition to the pond, the Veteran's Memorial Park includes several shelters, play areas, walking trails, a La Crosse River canoe access and a 200-plus unit campground. The La Crosse River State Trail passes through the park along with another bike path connecting the park to the Village of West Salem.

    For more information regarding this project, please contact Scott Szymanski at (715) 284-1438/[email protected] or Mary Kaufmann at (608) 785-9770/[email protected]

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    Last Revised: Monday, April 27, 2015

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