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Read the October 2015 Bugle Here!

The October 2015 Burnett County 4-H Bugle opens the new 4-H year with info about National 4-H Week, window displays, Cedar Crest Ice Cream and the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation’s ice cream contest, enrollment info, Fall Project Day, Raising a Thinking Child, and project news for Animal Sciences, Mechanical Sciences, Service Learning & Citizenship, Youth Leadership, and Younger Members.  You’ll also find pictures from the county’s first 4-H is Amazing Race and club activities.  Minutes from the latest Leaders’ meeting and info about charters and volunteer training complete the newsletter.  4-H Grows Here!

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

2015 is the 20th Anniversary of LakeLines!

The 2015 Spring/Summer LakeLines newsletter contains articles about:

  • Rain Gardens
  • Burnett County Lakes and Rivers Association
  • Wisconsin’s Lake Courtesy Code
  • Care and Maintenance of Residential Septic Systems
  • Rusty Crayfish
  • Northwest Lakes Conference
  • Largemouth Bass in Burnett County
  • Wisconsin Fishing


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

2013 Plat Books Now Available.

A new feature for the 2013 atlas and plat book is aerial photos for each township.  All profits go towards supporting 4H youth programs.  Plat books can be purchased at the UWEX office at the Burnett County Government Center for $32 (includes tax).  Plat Books can also be purchased via mail for $38 (includes tax, shipping, and handling).  Please write your check to “University of Wisconsin Extension” and mail it to:  Plat Book, 7410 County Road K #107, Siren, WI 54872.  Private vendors that also will be selling 2013 plat books include:  Big Mike’s (Siren), Log Cabin Store (Danbury), Burnett Dairy (Alpha), Burnett County Sentinel (Grantsburg), Inter-County Leader (Frederic), and the Bear Paw (Rice Lake).  For tax exempt information, contact the University of Wisconsin Extension office at 715-349-2151.