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Three Lakes Gets Bird City Designation
The town board approved an application and last month was notified of being accepted into the program.
Bird City is an organization encouraging voluntary procedures to help promote birds in communities.
Bill Lamon took the lead to move Three Lakes' application forward as part of a sub-committee of the Planning Commission. He says the town had to meet a few criteria to get into the program...
"....the town had to meet several of those criteria. They ranged from having to deal with the protection of habitat, forest management, reducing hazards for birds, public education and an international migratory bird day celebration..."
Lamon says Three Lakes had many natural advantages when seeking the designation...
".....Three Lakes is blessed by having a wildlife area, the Thunder Lake marsh. It has a wide variety of birds that just falls into this(designation) Bird City Wisconsin. But also it shows pride in the community. It gives the community a reputation of being mindful in their environemental concerns..."
The International Migratory Bird Day is in early May. Rhinelander has also been approached about becoming a Bird City, but the city council has not acted. Manitowish Waters and Presque Isle in Vilas county have achieved Bird City designation.