Monday, June 25, 2018

Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director Completes Community Tree Management Institute

Village of Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director, Stephanie Schlag, recently completed the requirements of the Wisconsin Community Tree Management Institute (CTMI). This innovative training program helps municipal employees develop effective urban forestry program leadership and management skills.  CTMI is delivered in three separate two-day sessions. 

Lessons address fundamental and contemporary tree management topics such as: inventories, management plans, urban and community forestry operations (planting, pruning and removal), legal issues related to municipal trees, partnering with electric utilities, protecting trees during construction, tree biology, hardscape conflicts, soils, risk tree management and tree emergencies, and much more.  Instructors for included municipal forestry staff, university staff, consultants, and DNR staff.

The variety of instructors, their perspectives and interactive components are meant to appeal to all learning styles.  Students also complete an out-of-class forestry project suitable for their community. 

Students from twenty-six Wisconsin communities participated in this training program. Knowledge and skills acquired during six days of intensive CTMI training will help graduates apply resourceful solutions to improve management of municipal trees and green space. Well-maintained trees contribute to increased property values, energy conservation, improved air quality, reduced storm water run-off, improved public health and a better quality of life. 
The CTMI training was completed on Wednesday, June 20 at UW-Stevens Point.  Students spent the evening with Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council representatives, making connections and sharing with the council their issues and successes. 
The Community Tree Management Institute is sponsored and developed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with assistance from UW-Stevens Point and the City of Stevens Point.

NFPA: Safety in Places of Public Assembly

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Youth Fun Run a Summer Success

The Village of Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, with the help of the Preble Cross Country Team is hosting a Youth Fun Run Series sponsored by O.S.M.S. this summer.  The first run of the summer was on Sunday, June 3 and was a great success.  The next run is coming up on Sunday, June 24th.  The runs are held at Josten Park starting at 7:00pm with 1.0, 0.5 and 0.25 mile courses, all lead by members of the Preble Cross Country Team.  This is a FREE event (thank you to our sponsors!) and once you register for one, you are registered for all 4 runs.  Kids who participate in all 4 runs throughout the summer will get a ribbon for completing the series. 
The upcoming dates are:
Sunday, June 24
Sunday, July 15
Sunday, August 5
You can register at the park prior to the run (starting at 6:30pm) or you can register online HERE.

Friday, June 15, 2018

June Movie in the Park, "The Jungle Book" on Friday, June 22

Join the Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department for our first Movie in the Park for 2018.   June's movie is "The Jungle Book" (rated PG), sponsored by Green Bay Family Dental.   Movies are held at Josten Park.  Concessions for the movie start at 7:30pm and the movie begins at dusk, Friday, June 22.  Don't forget a blanket and/or your lawn chairs and we will see you there!
Thank you to Green Bay Family Dental for sponsoring the June movie.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Hydrant Flushing to Begin June 18

The Village of Bellevue will begin flushing fire hydrants throughout the Village beginning the week of June 18, 2018 and concluding by June 29, 2018. Hydrants east of Main Street will be flushed from June 18 through June 22, while hydrants west of Main Street will be flushed June 25 through June 29. Residents may experience discolored water while the flushing occurs.  The water is safe to drink, however discolored water may stain clothing. If you notice work being done in your neighborhood, you are encouraged to temporarily avoid water use if feasible. Residents are encouraged to run their faucets with cold water until the color is removed. Questions may be directed to the Public Works Department at  920-468-5225.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Rockin' in Josten Starts Monday, June 18

Bellevue's favorite summer concert series is back again this summer with a great line-up!  Rockin' in Josten is offered 4 Monday evenings at Josten Park from 6-8:30pm.  These concerts are a great time for friends and family to come to the park and enjoy some wonderful, free, live music.  Concessions are sold at the event thanks to the Bellevue Lions Club. 

The 2018 Rockin' in Josten line up is as follows:

Monday, June 18:  LedgeRock (60's, 70's & 80's)

Monday, July 9:  Fabulous Rugburns (Pop/Rock variety)

Monday, July 23:  Panic Station (Rock, Pop & Funk from the 70's through today)

Monday, August 6:  Kevin Van Ess & Talk of the Town Sponsored (Rock classics to Country)  Thank you to Proko-Wall Funeral Home for sponsoring Kevin Van Ess & Talk of the Town

All concerts start at 6:00pm under the open shelter; don't forget a lawn chair or a blanket.  All Bellevue parks are smoke and vape free.

NFPA: Parent Safety Tips: Young Firesetters