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  • The Presidents Message

    The Presidents Message

    The DLMRA has been a stalwart partner with the Pearl Island Restoration Committee (PIRC) in improving our waterways in the Brodhead Area.  As the Project Administrator for the PIRC, I have witnessed the DLMRA’s active, continuing support for improvement of Brodhead's Historic Mill Race with both manpower and money.   When John Winters stepped down from the presidency of the organization to spend more time developing the soon to be functional Sugar River Canoe and Kayak Trail, I was honored when I was recommended to serve as the organization's next president.  Being elected at the last annual meeting, my responsibility as President of the DLMRA shall be to diligently serve its membership in their efforts to support the growth and development initiatives of the City of Brodhead’s Pearl Island project as well as Decatur Lake and the Sugar River Canoe and Kayak Trail.  These and other related initiatives are designed to enhance public awareness of our beautiful Sugar River Watershed.  Our Treasurer, Jaine Winters, with the help of other DLMRA members, has worked with several organizations to prepare and submit a grant application to the WDNR to improve the navigability of Decatur Lake.  We have a committed team on our board of directors...great projects in the process of completion...and with all of this going we know we can make a difference in making our already beautiful watershed a better one!  These are truly exciting times for our Sugar River Watershed, our Historic Brodhead Mill Race, and our community! We look forward to a banner year in 2017.  We would like you to join the team, so get out your oars, paddles, hammers and saws!