Safe To Eat Gunpowder ? Forage at Badger Ammo…….Wild Explosive Edibles???

by Free Speech on April 11, 2014

Lodi, WI~

Lodi Valley News serving Lodi, WI & the Lake Wisconsin area with local information since Earth Day 2008.

 

The anticipated opening of the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area to the public from April 12 to May 27 is exciting news for many however, we do have one word of caution. 

Over CSWAB’s objections, the evaluation and assessment of the human food chain – specifically consumption of plants from food gardens, wild edibles and medicinal plants – was not required by the WDNR in the establishment of soil remediation goals at Badger Army Ammunition Plant.  As a result, the potential risk to human health associated with this route of exposure has not been fully assessed.  

WDNR officials we spoke with said that they believe the consumption of wild edibles at Badger is NOT a threat to public health and a more comprehensive answer is forthcoming.  However due to the lack of analysis for this specific activity, CSWAB is discouraging adults and children from gathering and consuming plants, particularly in areas that are known to have residual contamination in surface soils. [click to continue…]

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Fishing the Wisconsin River at Sauk City, Wisconsin by gary engberg

by Free Speech on April 8, 2014

Lodi, WI~

Lodi Valley News serving Lodi, WI & the Lake Wisconsin area with local information since Earth Day 2008.

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     A few gates have finally been open at the Prairie du Sac Dam on the Wisconsin River. The water is slowly rising and at a very fishable level. The meltdown of the snow from northern Wisconsin has yet to come down and there was even had more snow last week up north and the weather also isn’t warming up much in the northern third of the state. When, we finally get water there will be some major flooding up and down this river and all rivers in the state’s southern third. The water temperature is still in the mid 30′s because we’ve had cloudy days and cool temperatures at night which don’t do much for raising the river water’s temperature. We need some warm weather and maybe even some warm rain to raise the water temperature and turn the walleyes and saugers on.  [click to continue…]

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Ice Age Trail’s Marquette Segment Closed…..Ice Age Trail’s Marquette Segment Closed

March 28, 2014

Tweet         PORTAGE, Wis. – The Marquette Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail is closed! The Ice Age Trail Alliance was asked to remove a section of trail from private land north of the City of Portage, where an informal agreement to host the Ice Age Trail had been in [...]

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Biking in Wisconsin: Four Rides Worth the Drive

March 25, 2014

Tweet  After a long and brutal winter, Wisconsinites are ready to get outside! Spring is the perfect time for a bike ride and Wisconsin is home to four outstanding biking destinations, all just a short drive away. Middleton boasts a nationally-recognized community trail system that runs through charming neighborhoods, beautiful parks and the pristine Pheasant [...]

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Lodi Valley Farmers Market Poster for 2014!!

March 15, 2014

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ATVs and Gun Range Proposed for High Priority Grassland Bird Area!

March 13, 2014

Tweet Nearly the entire 500-acre parcel targeted by the WDNR administration for an off-road vehicle track and gun range at Badger Army Ammunition Plant – including a parking lot, staging area, vehicle wash station and support buildings – has been identified by WDNR biologists as a High Priority Grassland Bird Parcel. A major portion of [...]

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Lodi Wisconsin- Home of the stolen duck and the $2.1 million Hot Tub- Launches New Business Promotion!!

March 11, 2014

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Songs of the Badger Tallgrass Prairie, Part 1

February 28, 2014

Tweet The Badger Army Ammunition Plant property contains a mix of grasslands with small remnants of native prairie, scattered oak woodlands, farm fields, and idle buildings. It currently hosts some of largest populations of grassland birds in southern Wisconsin – 103 bird species have been recorded here, of which 21 have critical status in our [...]

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