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News & Notes: Dec. 17

Dec. 17, 2012

State's future governor's topic

New Berlin - Gov. Scott Walker visited Stanek Tool Corp., 2500 S. Calhoun Road, on Monday as part of his series of "Talk with Walker" events.

During the visit, Walker spoke to employees about the future of Wisconsin.

State to expand lake wildlife area

Muskego - The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board has approved the state's acquisition of 94 acres of land that Muskego deems to be a high priority conservation area.

The parcel, which includes a bald eagle nesting area, currently owned by Rachel Lang would be added to the state's Big Muskego Lake State Wildlife Area. Wisconsin's acquisition of that Lang parcel would create the largest contiguous area of conservancy, at 350 acres, in Muskego, said Tom Zagar, conservation coordinator/city forester.

The closing on the land purchase is expected before year's end. The Big Muskego Lake/Bass Bay Protection & Rehabilitation District will contribute $50,000 toward the acquisition.

Police, Hearts for Families give hams to food pantry

New Berlin - The New Berlin Professional Police Association and the Hearts for Families Organization are donating 110 Christmas hams to the New Berlin food pantry.

"Huge thanks to the New Berlin Professional Police Association and Hearts For Families," said Barbara Jacobs, food pantry official. "Also thanks to the New Berlin Gobblin Longbeards for their Christmas turkey donation."

The Christmas ham donation is a follow-up for the Police Association to its donation of Thanksgiving turkeys, done with the help of the New Berlin Fire Fighters Association.

Landfill recognized for promoting education

Muskego - The Emerald Park Landfill, S10629 124th St, has been recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council for its efforts to promote environmental education among local schoolchildren.

Sites winning the Wildlife Habitat Council's Corporate Lands for Learning Designation provide experiential, site-based learning opportunities for students, who use their habitats to explore ecological concepts and the human role in conservation.

The designation recognizes Emerald Park Landfill's efforts to foster environmental awareness, enhance the natural habitat and increase biodiversity on the site.

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