It’s officially Great Outdoors Month®! President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed June as Great Outdoors Month® – marking the 15th
time a President has recognized the importance of the Great Outdoors with a Presidential proclamation. He is the third President to celebrate Great Outdoors Month® and the fifth to take action on either the Month or its predecessor, Great Outdoors Week. The proclamation, which was requested by more than two dozen organizations, encourages all Americans to get outdoors and enjoy healthy, active fun. Great Outdoors Month® features tens of thousands of diverse events–
on land and water –
in all 50 states, which will welcome millions to the Great Outdoors during June.
Read more: President Trump Proclaims June 2017 Great Outdoors Month
Category: MUIRNet-News Bytes
Published: Saturday, 27 May 2017 09:43
Cooler than normal temperatures slow spring progression; river systems running high across state.
Cooler than normal temperatures, clouds and rain dominated the last week and slowed down the spring progression, including bird migrations and fish spawning. However, a warm-up in the next couple of weeks could change that quickly.
River systems across the entire state are running very high, and while the Memorial Day weekend has traditionally been a popular paddling weekend, recreational safety specialists are cautioning that only experienced and properly outfitted paddlers should be on rivers when they are running this high. The Lower Wisconsin River set a flow rate record this week of 42,000 cubic feet per second at Muscoda and there are no sandbars available for camping. The river is running fast and deep, with some boat launches under water.
Read more: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Report summary for May 25, 2017