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Summer Camps Available for Burnett County Youth

Summer camp season is here!  Burnett County UW-Extension is offering three 4-H camps open to all county youth.  Youth DO NOT need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend!  The youngest campers, in grades K-2, are invited to 4-H Cloverbud Day Camp on July 11 at Lake 26, Danbury.  Older youth, ages 8-11, may attend 4-H summer camp from July 11-14 at Lake 26 and/or Washburn County’s UW-Extension’s Youth Camp from August 2-4 at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Sarona.  Washburn County’s 4-H summer camp is open to youth ages 8-13.

This year, Burnett County Lakes & Rivers Association (BCLRA) has donated money to help families pay for 4-H environmental education/stewardship camps.  These scholarships may be used for any of the above three camps.  All Burnett County youth, both permanent and summer residents, are eligible to apply.  Campers may apply for up to half of the family’s cost to attend camp.

Cloverbud Day Camp Registration – Registration deadline: June 19

Summer Camp Registration – Registration deadline for 4-H member priority: June 12.  Deadline for all youth: June 19

Washburn County Summer Camp Registration – Registration deadline: July 14

Scholarship Application – Application deadline: June 19

Spring/Summer 2017 LakeLines

The Spring/Summer 2017 LakeLines edition has recently been mailed to all lakeshore property owners in Burnett County.  This issue has extensive information about zebra mussels and their control.  You can also find articles about revisions to Burnett County’s Shoreline Ordinance, the Northwest Lakes Conference, creating loon friendly lakes, and several odds and ends.

2016 Plat Books Now Available

The 2016 Burnett County plat book includes road and property maps, as well as aerial photos, for each township.  All profits go towards supporting 4-H youth programs.  Plat books may be purchased at the County Clerk’s office in the Burnett County Government Center for $32 (includes tax).  Plat books may also be purchased by mail for $39 (includes tax and shipping).  Please make out your check to “Burnett County” and mail it to:  Plat Book, 7410 County Road K #105, Siren, WI 54872.  Private vendors who will also be selling the 2016 plat books include: Big Mike’s (Siren), Log Cabin Store (Danbury), Burnett County Sentinel (Grantsburg), The Main Store (Webb Lake), and Inter-County Leader (Siren, Frederic, Shell Lake, and St. Croix Falls).  For out-of-state and tax exempt information, contact the Clerk’s Office at 715-349-2173.

Care and Mainenance of Residential Septic Systems

University of Wisconsin-Extension Publication B3583

  • Diagram of residential septic system
  • How septic systems work
  • Maintenance and Pumping
  • Sludge and scum build-up
  • Non-degradable materials
  • Waste water volume
  • Bacteria
  • Additives
  • Drainfield
  • Warning signs

Forest Fast Breaks Videos

Forest Fast Breaks are concise, engaging animated YouTube shorts that simplify complex forestry topics. The videos highlight forest ecology, sustainable forest management practices, and the environmental benefits of utilizing wood in consumer products and as a building material. Videos are suitable for third grade through adult learners.

Forest Fast Breaks