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Friday, April 23, 2010

Bike tour changed to 5-1; less cost electronics recycle

Dunn’s Marsh people,

I apologize for sending still another e-mail, but Fitchburg Environmental Engineer Rick Eilertson just sent me a change of schedule for the waterway bike ride as well as additional information about several events.  Brush hauling and clean up dates and times are the same as published before in the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood e-News.   Here’s Rick’s e-mail about the events. The changed information is in red.

Unfortunately, I was not able to open any of the links.  I hope this was just a temporary server problem, not a problem with the links.  I’ve attached the map Rick had given me a few weeks ago for the May 1 waterway cleanup.  The meeting place for “Group 1” is where the April 24 group will also meet.

Mary Mullen
Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association Communications

Hi All,

Happy 1 Day After Earth Day 40!

Below is an updated short summary of numerous upcoming activities sponsored by Fitchburg related to a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day.  Please note that the *(Starred) Events have updated information from the last e-blast I sent. In particular, the April 24th Nine Springs Creek Watershed Biking Tour has been rescheduled for May 1st due to anticipated thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon.

Please add these items to your calendars (both hard copy and electronic) and pass them along to any others who would be interested.

Events on April 24
Sat., April 24, and May 1, 2010 - times as noted on the maps - Annual Waterway Cleanups of Fitchburg's stormwater facilities and creeks -  Maps and guidelines are available at: . - Contact Rick Eilertson for more details or to sign up

*Sat., April 24, 2010 - 8am to 11am - Electronics Recycling and Shred Day Events - map and further details can be viewed at:   Please note: Surplus-IT is now offering $5 off and $15 coupons for certain electronic items on page 2 of the brochure.  Many of the electronics are FREE to drop off for recycling.

*Sat., April 24, 2010 - 9am to 11am - Volunteer Brush Hauling Work Party and Cleanup at the Proposed Apache Drive Wet Pond near Dunn's Marsh - Meet at the "Dunn's Marsh - A Fitchburg Natural Area" sign - A Presentation on the Apache Drive Wet Pond Project and Brainstorming Session for possible Wetland Restoration Ideas of the Dunn's Marsh North Complex is planned for 11am - Contact Rick Eilertson for more details

Event on April 29
*Thurs., April 29, 2010 - 5:30pm to 8pm - Fitchburg Green Expo at Promega's BTC - 5445 E. Cheryl Parkway - map and details available at  The expo will include a program with several distinguished speakers, which starts at 6:30 p.m., as well as time to visit with local exhibitors before and after the program.  Refreshments will be provided and door prizes will be awarded.
- Contact Rick Eilertson for more details.  NOTE: This is a FREE event with over $1,000 in valuable door prizes already pledged by local exhibitors and presenters ($500 Gift Certificate from Gerhard's First Supply, 4 Free Rounds of Golf at The Meadows of Sixmile Creek from 2nd Season Recycling, 1-CFL Floor Lamp from MG&E, 1-Earth Machine Compost Bin from Pellitteri Waste Systems, 1-$25 Gift Certificate for shopping at Habitat ReStore, and more).

Events on May 1
Sat., May 1, 2010 - 8:30am to 11:30am - Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration and Spring Community Cleanup Day Event - Headquarters is at McKee Farms Park Shelter - Contact Ed Bartell at 270-4289 or or Scott Endl at 270-4288 or for more details or to sign up.

*Sat., May 1, 2010 (*Note: Date has Changed) - 1pm to 4pm - Biking Tour of Nine Springs Creek Watershed - meet and end at Dawley Conservancy Parking Lot (3041 S. Seminole Hwy) - Contact Rick Eilertson for more details

Thank you,

Rick Eilertson, P.E.
Environmental Engineer
City of Fitchburg
5520 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711
270-4264 direct, 235-0412 cell

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