March 18-22 is Flood Safety Awareness Week

Residents reminded to take steps to stay safe during flooding events

During Flood Safety Awareness Week, Lincoln County Health Department is reminding residents on how to stay safe during flooding events.

“Wisconsin has seen a great deal of precipitation this winter, and we are expecting flooding this spring when it all melts,” said Kristin Bath, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Lincoln County Health Department. “It’s important for residents to prepare now before flooding starts.” Continue Reading > >

Spring Flooding Resources

Spring is almost here!  That means that flooding season is here too. The extra snow combined with mild temperatures and rain will increase the likelihood of flooding now and into the next few months in our area.

Below are resources to help you and your family prepare for potential flooding and recover if flooding does occur in your home.

More information is available at https://bit.ly/1NfXG0A or by contacting the Lincoln County Health Department at 715-536-0307.

Ground Water Awareness Week March 10-16

Life as we know it would be impossible without groundwater. It is the world’s most used natural resource and supports our lives. Approximately 70% of Wisconsinites use groundwater for drinking. The Lincoln County Health Department would like to use this year’s National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10-16, to remind well owners to test their water every year to prevent sickness caused by bad water. “This year’s theme, Think is a reminder to think about getting that leaky faucet fixed, think about the farmers that rely on groundwater to grow the food we eat, and to think about having your well checked and tested to protect your drinking water,” says Meghan Williams, Registered Environmental Health Specialist for Lincoln County Health Department. Continue Reading > >

Free Youth Mental Health First Aid in Merrill

Healthy Minds for Lincoln County will be offering FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid this month.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

  • February 26 and 28, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Lincoln County Service Center (County Board Room)
  • 801 N. Sales Street, Merrill, WI 54452
  • Instructor: Allie Libby, LPSC, Merrill High School Counselor

* This is a two-day class. Participants should plan on attending both days. Continue Reading > >

Join the Sugar Out Day Challenge on February 9

February is National Dental Health Month and Healthy Smiles for Lincoln County has a challenge for the community. Reduce your sugar for one day.

We are asking families and individuals to take the Sugar Out Day pledge on Saturday, February 9th to reduce the sugar you eat and drink for the day. Click here for the pledge form.

The average American consumes almost 152 pounds of sugar in one year, which is equal to 3 pounds or 6 cups of sugar consumed in one week! Continue Reading > >