*Special Announcement! - Our Keynote Speaker for the Annual Dinner Auction has been confirmed. See our events page to learn more!*
MAPLE SYRUP MADNESS!
Join us on March 16th at 10:00 am for some sticky fun at the Manitou Maples Conservation Easement in Newton, WI!
The landowner will give participants a tour of the property which will end at the sugar shack where you will learn about the process of collecting and transforming maple sap into sticky, sweet maple syrup!
Fun for all ages!
Above: landowner Gary Drohman shares a sample of his homemade maple syrup - 2016
Above: participates of the 2016 Maple Syrup event gather around the sugar shack
For more information and/or to RSVP to the event, please contact Abbey at (920)917-0939 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome our 24th Conservation Easement!
Stone Fence Haven
It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the addition of a very special conservation easement. This 40 acre property in Sheboygan County belongs to two founding members of Glacial Lakes Conservancy, Mike Sorenson and Kristi Pietsch-Sorenson ! This land is now protected forever from development, fragmentation, or degradation of it's resources.
Learn more about the property here: Stone Fence Haven
Above: Mike Sorenson and Kristi Pietsch-Sorenson sign the conservation easement agreement with GLC to forever protect their land.
Congratulations and thank you Mike & Kristi!
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