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Earth Day Belongs to Gaylord Nelson

Did you know that Earth Day has its roots in Wisconsin? The Masked Biologist takes a glimpse back at the origins and early years after the original Earth Day in this week’s Wildlife Matters . Happy Earth Day! How familiar are you with the establishment and early years of Earth Day? I thought perhaps I would share some insight from someone who knew it far better than I, earth day founder and Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson, in his own words. “When April 22, 1970, dawned, literally...

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  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Earth Day will be celebrated for the 49th year, with an announcement exptected on plans for the 50th
  • New app helps people track plans for state maintained land
  • Wood County couple to make court appearance in the death of their baby

Did you know that Earth Day has its roots in Wisconsin?

The Masked Biologist takes a glimpse back at the origins and early years after the original Earth Day in this week’s Wildlife Matters.

Happy Earth Day! How familiar are you with the establishment and early years of Earth Day? I thought perhaps I would share some insight from someone who knew it far better than I, earth day founder and Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson, in his own words.

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It's the 49th Earth Day, and the daughter of the founder of the day says there's likely to be an announcement detailing a new effort for the day's 50th celebration.

The first Earth Day celebrations took place in two thousand colleges and universities, roughly ten thousand primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the United States on April 22, 1970. Former Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson was a leader to bring the day into being to raise awareness of the environment.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Braden Bayne-Allison is Sexual Assault Program Coordinator at Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Ken Krall talked to him about sexual assault and how victims can find help...

Tri-County has offices in Rhinelander, Crandon and Eagle River. Tri-County Council has been providing advocacy and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1979, and can be reached 24-hours a day at 800-236-1222.

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The DNR manages 1.5 million acres of land that includes parcels big and small.

Officials say it takes many people and staff to keep the land maintained. People who enjoy Wisconsin state parks, forests, natural and wildlife areas and other lands owned by the state now have a new online tool to examine how the properties are managed.

The DNR has introduced the APIP - or Annual Property Implementation Plans app. DNR section chief for natural heritage conservation, Jim Woodford in Rhinelander outlines how the app works..

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WXPR Saturday Edition with Ken Krall

  •   Public's help asked to provide info in domestic and wild animal poisonings,
  •   Vilas EMS looking at expanding services,
  •   Nicolet College Competition Day brings high schoolers to compete.

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A decision by the Vilas County Ad Hoc EMS committee this week  will explore if paramedic service would be welcomed by communities where advance life support (ALS) is unavailable and what role, if any, the county should play.

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The Wisconsin DNR, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service are asking the public’s help in solving several cases involving the poisoning deaths of domestic dogs and wildlife since December.

One of the deaths includes a wolf.

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High school seniors who live in the WPS service area who are planning to attend area technical colleges are reminded a deadline to apply for a chance at a scholarship is nearing.

The Wisconsin Public Service Foundation has awarded scholarships for 55 years. WPS spokesperson Matt Cullen says students and parents need to get going..

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