This year's Annual First Tree Tapping was held at Maple Creek Sugar Bush in Barron. I was happy to join Alice in Dairlyland and Maple Creek Sugar Bush owner, Maynard Hoff to celebrate the Wisconsin Maple Syrup Industry, which is 4th in the Nation in Maple Syrup Production.
Had a great visit with Katherine Elchert, Director at the Rice Lake Public Library. I was proud to join with other elected official in Wisconsin in the "Libraries Transform" campaign. Our libraries are doing an incredible job enriching the lives of citizens across northwestern Wisconsin and deserve our continued support.
Toured the UW Superior Environmental Chemistry Pollution Research Lab with Dr. Lorena Rios Mendoza. Great to see the good work of the students, including Luis Valentin Salas.
For many fourth graders in southern and central Wisconsin, spring means a trip to the State Capitol as part of the required study of Wisconsin's geography, history, culture and government. I'm always pleased when I can join students from my Senate District who make the long trip to Madison.
I was honored to join Representative Mary Felzkowski as hosts of a “Troop Meeting” at the State Capitol in honor of 105th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts of America. The continued influence of Girl Scouting is evident by the strength of the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Alliance, which represents 56,000 girl members and 17,000 adult volunteers. Girls from every part of the state came to Madison to celebrate and receive awards for their accomplishments, as well as witness my colleagues and I being pinned as members of Girl Scout Legislative Troop #1912!
Sen. Bewley, Rep. Meyers, Rep. Milroy and Kelly Westlund from Sen. Baldwin’s office met with City of Ashland Public Works Director Dennis Clark to view damage to Binfield Road from Severe Storms that struck Northern Wisconsin on July 11th.
Representative Jeff Mursau, Senator Bewley and Dan Peterson, Wisconsin State Tree Farm Committee, with the Governor’s citation celebrating the American Tree Farm System's 75th anniversary which was presented at the Wisconsin Council on Forestry meeting on May 26, 2016.
Senator Janet Bewley was presented with the Wisconsin Builders Association’s “Friend of Housing” Award during their Business Day gathering in Madison. This 2016 award marked the second consecutive session Bewley was honored by the Association for her support of the Building Industry.
On Thursday, February 4, 2016 Governor Walker signed legislation authored by Senator Janet Bewley and Representative Beth Meyers allowing the Town of La Pointe on Madeline Island to enact shoreland zoning ordinances that are more restrictive than Ashland County’s shoreland zoning ordinances, regardless of the order of enactment. Mike Starck, Town of LaPointe Board Supervisor, joined Senator Janet Bewley, Representative Meyers and other Madeline Island residents at the State Capitol for the bill signing ceremony.
On Wednesday, November 11th Governor Walker signed legislation authored by State Senator Janet Bewley to fix an oversight in state law that prevented some qualified retired law enforcement officers from getting Concealed Carry Certification Cards. Paul Stein, of Maple Wisconsin, (far right) who brought the issue to Senator Bewley's attention, joined her at the State Capitol for the bill signing ceremony.
Janet talking with Barronett native and Marine veteran Geoff Wilson. Janet joined representatives of the Veterans HistoriCorps Program and the U.S. Forest Service’s Passport in Time program on Monday, June 29<sup>th</sup> to talk with veterans gaining skills and experience in carpentry and construction while restoring a historic building at Forest Lodge near Cable, WI. Forest Lodge is a unique 872-acre estate with 15 primary buildings, constructed in the 1920s and 1930s and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is the fourth year in a row that the U.S. Forest Service has partnered with the Veterans HistoriCorps Program to assist veterans in learning valuable trade skills and preserving this historic estate so that it will remain available for generations to come.
Janet flipped pancakes at the 2015 Barron County Dairy Month Breakfast on June 6 at the Roske Farm in Hillsdale, WI.
Senator Janet Bewley (left front) participates in a tour of OEM’s Phillips plant with OEM Team Members (left to right) Dave Mabie, Plant Superintendent; Joe Bartz, Plant Manager; Mark Tyler, President; and Kelly Sheppard, Manager of Staffing & Workforce Development.
At the groundbreaking for the new Ashland Fire Station on April 10th with Fire Chief Wayne Chenier.
Janet joined UW Superior Students for the 12th annual "Posters in the Rotunda" at the State Capitol in Madison on April 22nd. Each year outstanding undergraduate student researchers from across the state come to the Capitol with their faculty advisors to share their research findings on a variety of fascinating and important topics.
Janet spent an afternoon with Judge Babler for a “Judicial Ride-Along,” giving her an opportunity to see our justice system at work.
State Senator Janet Bewley (D-Mason) joined colleagues at the inaugural gathering of the Wisconsin Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus in the State Capitol on Wednesday February 25th.