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Wisconsin 4-H License Plates Available!

Wisconsin 4-H and Department of Transportation have joined to produce a 4-H license plate!

The brand new Wisconsin 4-H license plate is now available for your car, truck or motor home. This specialty plate is available through the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles and bears the message “4-H Empowering Youth”.

“This is a great way for our 4-H families, alumni and supporters to show their 4-H pride,” says Brenda Scheider, Executive Director for the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. “Half of the proceeds from every plate sale will go back to the county in which the plate was purchased. The other half will be used for state and regional 4-H programs.”

Vehicles that qualify for the 4-H license plate include:

  • Automobiles
  • Motor homes (annual registration only)
  • Motor trucks
    • 4,500, 6,000 or 8,000 pounds gross weight including dual purpose farm and dual purpose motor home
    • 12,000 pounds gross weight farm truck

Persons requesting Wisconsin 4-H license plates will pay:

  • The regular registration fee for the vehicle if the current plates expire within three months or the vehicle has no plates.
  • $15 issuance fee or an annual $15 personalized plate fee, if requested.
  • $25 annual donation. The donation may be deductible.

4-H license plates may be personalized by paying a $15 personalized plate fee each year in addition to the $25 donation and regular annual registration fee. With each annual license plate renewal, 4-H supporters will pay the regular registration fee for non-personalized 4-H license plates and the $25 donation.

Contact the Wisconsin Department of Transportation directly or visit www.wisconsindot.gov/Documents/formdocs/mv2969.pdf for more information.

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation provides essential support for the Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Program – A program of the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension. Annually, nearly 150,000 Wisconsin youth take part in 4-H programs throughout the state, supported by more than 20,000 adult and youth volunteers.

4-H activities emphasize communication skills, self-confidence, sound decision-making practices, and community concern, all of which prepare today’s youth to be our leaders tomorrow. Find out more about the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation and how you can support our most precious resource, Wisconsin Youth, at www.Wis4HFoundation.org.

2019 Plat Books Available

The 2019 Burnett County plat book includes road and property maps, as well as current aerial photos, for each township.  All profits go towards supporting 4-H youth programs.  Plat books may be purchased at the County Clerk’s office in the Burnett County Government Center for $32 (includes tax).  Plat books may also be purchased by mail for $40 (includes tax and shipping).  Please make out your check to “Burnett County” and mail it to:  Plat Book, 7410 County Road K #105, Siren, WI 54872.  Private vendors who will also be selling the 2016 plat books include: Big Mike’s (Siren), Log Cabin Store (Danbury), Burnett County Sentinel (Grantsburg), The Main Store (Webb Lake), and Inter-County Leader (Siren, Frederic, Shell Lake, and St. Croix Falls).  For out-of-state and tax exempt information, contact the Clerk’s Office at 715-349-2173.

Care and Mainenance of Residential Septic Systems

University of Wisconsin-Extension Publication B3583

  • Diagram of residential septic system
  • How septic systems work
  • Maintenance and Pumping
  • Sludge and scum build-up
  • Non-degradable materials
  • Waste water volume
  • Bacteria
  • Additives
  • Drainfield
  • Warning signs

Forest Fast Breaks Videos

Forest Fast Breaks are concise, engaging animated YouTube shorts that simplify complex forestry topics. The videos highlight forest ecology, sustainable forest management practices, and the environmental benefits of utilizing wood in consumer products and as a building material. Videos are suitable for third grade through adult learners.

Forest Fast Breaks