New ideas are being considered for the city of Manawa’s summer recreation program.
Last year DNR Agent Kaitlin Kernosky began sharing office space at the Manawa Police Department to allow greater access to the general public and to improve communication and cooperation between law enforcement.
Recently, Police Chief David Walker and Agent Kernosky discussed proposed plans to supplement the traditional Manawa Summer Recreation Program.
One activity may include a “permit free” fishing day hosted by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, with all equipment supplied.
Kernosky will also discuss this idea with DNR Agent Mark Schraufenagel, who covers the Marion area, with the view of him hosting a similar event in Marion. They would work together at each daily event in Manawa and Marion.
Other activities being discussed include archery. The DNR has a mobile archery equipment trailer designed to introduce the sport to juveniles, covering the basics of the sport, safety and elementary-level bows, target arrows and targets.
Kernosky and Schraufenagel will likewise team-up for this event; hosting one or more days in Manawa and the same in Marion.
Forestry trail guides and exploration is another topic Kernosky may consider.
The ideas were raised at the Manawa and Marion councils in February.
The recommendation by the Manawa Common Council was to place this topic on an upcoming Parks and Recreation Committee meeting held March 9 at the Manawa Municipal Building.