RENEWED LIBERTY- Honoring America and Her Military Families With New US Flags
The goal of Renewed Liberty is to provide a free US flag to homes that are flying a faded or tattered flag so that it may be properly retired.  They also give a free flag and house-mounted pole to any Central WI US Military member, current or retired, or the immediate family of either.

Check out their webpage 

This is a program for ensuring the community's ability to conserve, rehabilitate and improve residential properties occupied by low-to-moderate residents.
See the attached brochure or go to the program website for more information. 

Preparing our Grasslands for Winter and Next Spring

Pasture walk - see how 7 years of Intensive Rotation Grazoing has improved our state lands
Saturday, October 16th, 2021  - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location is the Buema Vista Wildlife Area
From north of Plover on I39, take State Highway 54 west 3/4 miles to Hoover Ave.  Take Hoover Ave south 3/4 miles to Prairie Drive.  Take Prairie Drive west 1 mile to Taft Avenue. Take Taft Avenue south 4 miles to Lake Road. Take Lake Road west 1 1/2 miles.  Look for group of cars.
From south of Bancroft on I39, take County  north, than west, 3.5 miles. Take Taft Avenue north 2 miles to Lake Road. Take Lake Road west 2 miles.  Look for group of cars. 

How to Report Wild Parsnip

Portage County Land and Water Conservation Division and Portage County UW-Extension are working with Portage County Towns and citizens to identify, locate, map, and eradicate wild parsnip, and invasive week before it spreads throughout the County. Click for more information


Reporting & Resources

Attention Farmers:  The Town of Grant's Zoning Ordinance includes a farmland preservation district.  You may qualify for this program.  See the map for areas that are part of this district.  Visit the DATCP website for details on this program. 

There are select transportation services in Portage County available if you are over 60 and/or have a disability.  Click here for information. 

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DO YOU KNOW? Focus on Energy has a recycling program for working refrigerators and freezers.  You can receive $20 for on old appliance.  Visit or call (800) 354-1898 to learn more.

Portage County Residents can dial 2-1-1 to get basic information about how to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to receive needed assistance. United Way’s 2-1-1 is an information and referral service that families and individuals can call to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services resources within their community. Information on the novel coronavirus, also called COVID-19, has been added to the 2-1-1 database to help people understand the illness and to obtain needed resources as a result of the pandemic.
The loss of income and inability to be in contact with others due to social distancing has created a situation unlike anything we’ve seen before. This makes United Way’s 2-1-1 a valuable resource for individuals who have never been put in a position to seek out help with food, shelter, energy assistance, housing, parenting resources, health care, employment, substance abuse treatment, and much more.
The 2-1-1 line operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and language interpreter services are available. To speak to an information specialist through United Way’s 2-1-1, simply dial 211 (800-922-5590). This service is free of charge.