E-Alert:

All Rome property owners:

 

It's been 3 years since we first heard of the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) proposed next door in Saratoga.  Efforts by a strong group of Saratoga citizens and some of you have successfully kept it from moving forward.  But, it appears the day of reckoning approaches.  Sources within the DNR indicate the Environmental Impact Report from the organization seeking to build the CAFO is near completion.  The DNR's review has been ongoing and their Environmental Impact Statement is expected early in 2016, possibly February.  Then begins the public review process and public hearing - that time when all your efforts are needed to push back on this proposed CAFO.  This can be done by you attending hearings in person or you can make your feelings known through other means.

 

Tri-Lakes Management and the Rome Town Board are co-sponsoring an informational meeting for Rome property owners on January 16 at 1 pm at the Rome Town Hall.  Note that this meeting is being held on a Saturday to enable attendance for those of you who don't live here full time.  There will be approximately an hour and a half of presentations from a Dr. of water science, a DNR area director, our state assemblyman, town board member, Tri-Lakes and involved citizens.  Questions are encouraged.  As the DNR permitting process moves forward, this may be your last chance to make a difference in your town's future.

 

Come and learn why this issue is so important to the maintenance of Rome's air quality, water purity and water levels in our wells and lakes and our property values.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this Informational Meeting on Sat, Jan 16 at 1 pm at the Rome Town Hall.  Please share this with your fellow property owners.

 

 

 

August, 2014:

WDNR is pursuing 2 initiatives designed to improve fisheries in our lakes for the future. Current information on each program is as follows:

 

Extended Growth Walleye Initiative:


All 3 or our lakes were chosen to be included in this initiative which will involve stocking of larger walleye fingerlings.  This is expected to result in a higher survival rate and lead to better walleye fishing in years to come.  This will be implemented following the normal stocking schedule (Camelot and Arrowhead in even years; Sherwood in odd years).  An evaluation of the success of the program will be conducted on some of the lakes and for us, that includes Camelot and Sherwood.  The two lakes will be surveyed each fall for the next 4-6 years.  The survey will be done using electrofishing and will take place at night.  In order to properly evaluate the success of the program, no additional stocking of walleyes by other groups will be allowed during the evaluation period.  Additional information on the Walleye Initiative can be found at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/outreach/walleyeinitiative.html 

 

Better Panfish Recommendations:


Most fish caught by Wisconsin anglers are panfish.  Some concerns have been expressed about the reduced size in recent years of panfish - mostly with blue gills and crappies.  WDNR has a proposal to improve panfish size and will be conducting 3 public hearings on the proposals (8/26 in Minocqua, 9/3 in Waupaca and 9/4 in Waukesha).  A sampling of 110 lakes in Wisconsin have been identified to be part of the study and all 3 of our lakes are included.  After the public hearings are held, the proposal will go to the DNR Board for approval and then to the spring hearings with an expected implementation date starting in 2016.  Additional information on the Panfish Proposals can be found at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing/outreach/panfishplan.html 

 

Information sheet on the panfish recommendations

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

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