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Future of natural resources is bright -- Tom Dorner

January 29, 2019

After reading Patrick Durkin’s Jan. 27 column, ” A few suggestions for Cole’s to-do list,” about the future of Wisconsin’s natural resources, water, air, wildlife and parks, I am now even more optimistic about the future of those resources and the future of the Department of Natural Resources.

The election of Tony Evers as governor was a good start, and the appointment of Preston Cole as DNR secretary seems to be a excellent second step. There is hope. The past eight years have been a disaster for our environment, and now we need to reverse course.

As a more exact suggestion, in the next state budget(s), we should again start allocating some tax dollars for our fantastic state park system. In some cases, that is sorely needed, and should have never been completely deleted.

Tom Dorner, Baraboo

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