Winnebago County Conservation Board Approves Gate and Fencing (Audio)

The Winnebago County Conservation Board addressed a number of important issues on Monday morning. The first was to discuss purchasing property in the Lincoln Township for use by the board at a later date. The board reviewed the need for the land and went ahead with the purchase.

Then the board talked over installing a gate at the entrance of the Nieman Wildlife Area. Conservation Board Executive Director Robert Schwartz explains:

The board is looking to try and alleviate the problem so that farmland will not be continually destroyed. The board opted to install a gate and to involve other security measures to prevent driving into the adjoining farmland

The board reviewed the need to erect a boundary fence in Thorpe Park. Already, some fencing has been installed and the conservation board needed to complete that fencing for protection purposes. The measure to erect a fence is expected to be approved as is the gate issue.

The county will also look into and approved quotes for a new mower and approved a work study agreement with Waldorf College.