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Public invited to make suggestions for beaches

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ONALASKA, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- It's not exactly warm enough to go to the beach, but if you spent time on the shore this summer and have some feedback now is your chance. The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge held an open house.

The public got to learn about the management of area beaches and make recommendations for improvements. The suggestions will be part of the beach management plan and changes will be made as funds are available.

Representatives from the Minnesota and Wisconsin DNR, Army Corps of Engineers and US Fish and Wildlife service were on hand to answer questions and take the suggestions.

"A lot of people want more sand on the beaches because you know, it's a river and beaches change with the floods so the sand might move from there beach to a new beach," said Kendra Niemec, the assistant district manager for The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. "Some folks like to have bigger beaches, some like smaller, so it's fairly varied."

If you missed the open house you can still submit comments through the end of the month. You can contact Niemec at 608-779-2386.

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