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DNR ending MacKenzie Environmental Ed Ctr

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DNR ending MacKenzie Environmental Ed Ctr

Postby Lily » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:28 am

The Wisconsin DNR has decided it wants to shut down the highly successful MacKenzie Environmental Education Center in 6 months. They want to convert the area into a place "…for recruiting adults, families and children into hunting, fishing, and trapping." http://www.mackenziecenter.com

The next Natural Resources Board meeting is Feb 27.

Quote from Annalynn Hammond, Lead Wildlife Technician, MacKenzie Evironmental Education Center and Dane County Humane Society

"We need your help! Please let the DNR administration know that the MacKenzie Center contract should be extended, and a Master Plan/public meeting process should be required for major changes on the MacKenzie Center property. Please let them know the MacKenzie Center should stay open long term, continuing to provide school-based environmental education in concert with the DNR’s increased emphasis on outdoor skills (hunting, trapping, fishing) training. Please act quickly, as the coming days and weeks will determine the future of the MacKenzie Center. Please call, write, or email the officials whose contact information is listed at the end of this email. Your voice really can make an impact: public comments to the Natural Resources Board played a crucial role in preventing the DNR from shutting the MacKenzie Center in the past and helped pave the way for the current partnership."

http://www.giveshelter.org/wisconsin-dn ... enter.html
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Re: DNR ending MacKenzie Environmental Ed Ctr

Postby wack wack » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:31 am

Let's be clear: they want to PRIVATIZE the area into a place "…for recruiting adults, families and children into hunting, fishing, and trapping."
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Re: DNR ending MacKenzie Environmental Ed Ctr

Postby Lily » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:54 pm

wack wack wrote:Let's be clear: they want to PRIVATIZE the area into a place "…for recruiting adults, families and children into hunting, fishing, and trapping."


Yes. Let's be clear. What do they mean by PRIVATIZE.

I hunt and fish myself. I want more details and less rhetoric about what happens with the wildlife rehab, what happens with the educational rehab programs, what it means to "privatize" the hunting/fishing/trapping" and that information is sorely lacking. How much is privatizing this resource going to cost US?
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Re: DNR ending MacKenzie Environmental Ed Ctr

Postby wack wack » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:55 am

Lily wrote:
wack wack wrote:Let's be clear: they want to PRIVATIZE the area into a place "…for recruiting adults, families and children into hunting, fishing, and trapping."


Yes. Let's be clear. What do they mean by PRIVATIZE.


Privatize:

George Meyer, the federation's executive director, said he learned Monday the DNR will end the group's contract in August. Instead the agency will ask nonprofit and commercial groups to apply to manage the property and run hunting, fishing and trapping education programs there. Groups would have to fund the programming without state money and build a small shooting range for training.


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Re: DNR ending MacKenzie Environmental Ed Ctr

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:27 pm

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Re: DNR ending MacKenzie Environmental Ed Ctr

Postby Lily » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:40 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:DNR slammed with complaints after announcing changes for MacKenzie Environmental Center

Anyone think they will listen to the voice of the people?


No.
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Re: DNR ending MacKenzie Environmental Ed Ctr

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:30 am

Because of the public outcry, the privatization of the MacKenzie Center will have an educational component, including teaching kids how to fire guns.

An outdoor skills training program, including a hunter mentor training program.
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