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Town board’s vote to save Pilot Island applauded

At the July 2019, Washington Island Town board meeting, the membersunanimously agreed to send the United States Fish and Wildlife Servicesa letter explaining that citizens were concerned about the USFWS treatment of Pilot Island. Many of our residents have family members who lived and servedon Pilot Island where the lighthouse, now abandoned, stood as a […]

Spreading Wastewater on Jorgenson Property Gets Harder

Washington Island needs at least 25.6 acres to field-spread the one million gallons of wastewater generated here each year, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ code. The 46 acre Jorgenson property was seen as a way to meet that need. Only recently has the Town learned that relatively steep land might reduce traditional […]

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