Fall Land Walk
Join us for a guided land walk led by the landowner of this privately owned and conserved property in Sheboygan County. Two generations of passionate land stewards have spent their years restoring this sandy stretch of land, which operated as a sand and gravel pit until 1963, to include a variety of trees and vegetation to support native wildlife habitats. The current landowner will share his knowledge and explain how he has removed invasive species and replaced them with native and diverse species to restore the ecosystem health of this property. He is especially enthusiastic about the trees that he has planted and some have compared this property to an arboretum! This is a unique opportunity to explore this land that is otherwise unavailable to the public. For more information, or to RSVP please contact Abbey Vizelka at 920-917-0939 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is co-hosted by Gathering Waters Land Trust Days, a collaborative effort to promote conservation by highlighting land trust events in Wisconsin in the months of August and September. Click the icon below to learn more and #havefunoutside!
SAVE THE DATE!
October 14, 2018
Sunday Drive with GLC
Enjoy a scenic, Sunday afternoon drive along the lakeshore and stop at designated locations to get out and explore conservation properties! We will end with a picnic at the final destination. More details to be unveiled soon!
Wisconsin state funding for land conservation could expire soon!
You can help by showing your support for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program and encouraging your legislators to maintain this funding source!
State funding for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship will expire soon if the governor and the state legislator don't act during the next state budget. The budget cycle ends on June 30th, 2019, but the budget starts to be debated in the early months of 2019. Please join us in asking our current state representatives to support the re-authorization of the stewardship program and maintain the funding, currently at $33.25 million annually. This program has been used to protect more than 500,000 acres of Wisconsin's most cherished land, including the Amsterdam Dunes preserve located in Holland, Wisconsin and conserved by Glacial Lakes Conservancy.
Wisconsin is an attractive place to live, work, and play. Residents and visitors alike chose Wisconsin for the beauty of our natural resources. This is evidenced by out $18 billion outdoor recreation and $24 billion forestry industry. We have a rich history of conservation and most of us have deeply ingrained memories of being outdoors with our families as children, and now we create memories with out own children, grandchildren, nieces, nephew, friends, and other loved ones.
Please let your state legislators and our governor know that you support the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program and that you would like to see it funding maintained so that we may continue to protect Wisconsin land for the benefit of clean air, water, wildlife and the Wisconsin way of life.
"In the coming years, we must continue to ensure that Wisconsin’s Stewardship Program—one of our nation’s most successful conservation programs—remains strong and well-funded. If we do, it will continue to provide natural areas, state parks and bike trails that Wisconsinites will enjoy for generations to come." ~The Nature Conservancy
To find out who your state legislators are, go to maps.legis.wisconsin.gov/.
For more information about the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund go to dnr.wi.gov/topic/stewardship/grants/Index.html.
To see a map with WI DNR Public Access Lands, visit dnrmaps.wi.gov/H5/?Viewer=Public_Access_Lands