Annual Dinner Auction & Membership Meeting
Sunday, May 5, 2019
This event will take place on the Sunday before Mother's day, at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake.
Don't miss your opportunity to bid on beautiful living herb gardens, succulent arrangements, and flower baskets. Makes a great Mother's Day gift!
Ticket price for the event includes your appetizers, dinner, dessert, and entertainment that includes an educational keynote speaker (learn more about the speaker here uwm.edu/freshwater/people/klump-j-val-1/). You will also be assigned a bidder number and have an opportunity to win unique items from a variety of donors from all around the five counties that we represent!
Watch our EVENTS page for a growing list of silent event sponsors and auction silent auction donors!
If you are interested in helping on the Dinner Auction committee or the day of the event, have an item or service to donate for the auction, or are willing to be a financial sponsor, please call Rose at (902)273-1143 or email her at email@example.com.
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 our 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's 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
"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt" ~ John Muir