We received a letter from the Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department asking us to share with the public how to be aware of ice breaking and keep everyone safe.
Prior to each ice breaking, a 72-hour advance notice to the public will occur via broadcast notice to mariners on VHF-FM marine channel 16, 21, or 23. Notices will also be posted on the Coast Guard’s 9th District website, and the Brown County Sheriff Office’s Facebook page.
The US Coast Guard recommends that ALL recreational ice users plan their activities carefully, dress appropriately, use caution on the ice, and stay away from shipping lanes. No ice is considered safe ice.
Please share this info with those you know who venture out on the ice and help keep them safe.
City of Oconto Parks Department
The 2022 Candlelight Walk will be held on Saturday, February 5th from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Copper Culture State Park. Set up will be at 3:00 pm, with clean-up at 8:15 pm. The Walk, hot chocolate, cookies, and warming fires are all FREE. Dress accordingly and bring a flashlight if you’d like. The event is sponsored by Oconto Parks & Recreation Department and Oconto County Historical Society, with help from the Wisconsin DNR. Any questions, please call (920) 834-7706. Hope to see you there!