Habitat Handout Day for Pierce and St. Croix counties scheduled for April 23 in Baldwin

BALDWIN, Wis. – (RealEstateRama) — Property owners interested in making their land more wildlife-friendly are invited to attend Habitat Handout Day Saturday, April 23 in Baldwin, Wis.

Attendees will receive free spruce trees, wildlife-friendly shrubs, and seed for wildlife food plots. Distribution will occur from noon to 2 p.m. at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources shop building, located at 890 Spruce St., Baldwin, Wis.

Plants and seeds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested landowners are asked to bring their own buckets. Each landowner will be limited to seed for one or two acres (roughly 25 pounds) and up to150 wildlife shrubs and trees. Recipients will be asked to sign an agreement that the materials will be used for wildlife habitat and not for residential or commercial purposes.

Private land owners are important partners and stakeholders with the department and conservation groups throughout Wisconsin in efforts to conserve and enhance wildlife populations..

Wildlife shrubs, spruce trees and wildlife food plot seeds were donated by the Kinnickinnic Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Indianhead Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Star Prairie Fish and Game, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Contact(s): Mike Soergel, DNR wildlife technician, 715-684-2914

Contact(s): Nick Anich, DNR Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator, Nicholas.Anich (at) wisconsin (dot) gov, 715-685-2930 or 715-401-1680 (cell); Jennifer Sereno, DNR communications, Jennifer.Sereno (at) wisconsin (dot) gov; 608-770-8084

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