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4-H Youth and Family Intern Position Opening

Burnett County UW-Extension is hiring a temporary intern who will work as a member of the UW-Extension office to plan, facilitate, and evaluate outreach programs targeting youth and families in Burnett County.  Programs include day camp, summer camp, 4-H project meetings, and promotion and outreach activities at community events.

Please refer to the following position description and important dates for more information.

Application materials are due to the UW-Extension office no later than February 28, 2018

2018 Summer Intern Position Description

2018 Important Dates and Position Breakdown

Fall/Winter 2017 LakeLines

The Fall/Winter 2017 LakeLines is available to read online.  Learn about how wild waters heal at Northwest Passagecommon questions about the public’s right to access waterways, tools for lakes conservation, a second life for trees in lakes, zebra mussel control and update, as well as lake notes, tips, and resources.

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