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DNR Secretary urged to tour Lake Koshkonong

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Steve Benton
October 1, 2009
— The Rock-Koshkonong Lake District appears to be moving into a new, friendlier relationship with the Department of Natural Resources, despite a pending court case.

The District is seeking to raise the water level on the lake, while the D.N.R. opposes it. But spokesman for Lake District, Brian Christianson, says a recent meeting with D.N.R. Secretary, Matt Frank, went very well.


Christianson says he told Frank all about some proposed improvements they want to make to the lake and Frank was impressed. Christianson says Frank actually told him that the state would like to "partner" with the District on the projects.


Some of the proposed projects include some dredging, creating islands for bird sanctuaries, wind break walls, and shoreline erosion abatement. The projects will be funded with a recent Federal Grant and matching state funds totaling around $200,000.


Christianson says he's invited Sec. Frank, Assembly Speaker, Mike Sheridan, representatives of the Army Corps of Engineers, and others, on a boat tour of the lake Tuesday, October 6th.


The trip will be made on the USS Christianson Flying Pontoon.



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