Updated: Sep 19, 2022
Dear Friend , Summer is here and as we kick off a weekend of celebrating we wanted to share some good news you might have missed and let you know about the wonderful events Ozaukee Washington Land Trust has planned over the coming months. First, we have great news to share! Because of your outstanding generosity, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust and Ozaukee County have received an extension on the grant slated to expire today, June 30th. The granting agency was satisfied with the success the campaign has received in the last several months, due to the generosity of you, our dedicated donors. Thank you! Read more below… I hope you have a wonderful Independence Day celebrating with two of our nation’s greatest gifts, our people and our wonderful natural resources. I look forward to seeing you at one (or more!) of the wonderful Land Trust events we have planned in the year ahead. Sincerely,
Tom Stolp Executive Director
During our 30th year we have taken on 30 initiatives that we will share with you over the course of the year. In May, we introduced initiatives for Land Protection and Land & Water Stewardship:
#10 - Spreading Seed from Pollinator Partnership Award
#11 - Planting Trees and Shrubs
#12 - Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon is Happening Now!
Protect & Preserve Hikes
#13: February Moon Twilight Hike
A pleasant warm winter evening greeted our guests for the self-guided hike through Bratt Woods.
Thank you to all who joined us for this hike through Bratt Woods on this mild winter night.
#14: April Historic Hike
Donges Bay Gorge hosted the April Protect & Preserve Hike. The tour was led by Nancy Aten and Dan Collins, OWLT Members and owners of Landscapes of Place. They spoke of the history of the Kurth family and Jens Jensen's involvement in the preserve and its relationship to the current OWLT stewardship activities.
#15: June River Hike
Attendees enjoyed a tour lead by Ryan Wallin, Stewardship Director, at Kratzsch Conservancy. Preservation areas along Milwaukee River https://www.owlt.org/calendarprovide crucial habitat for native plants and wildlife. In total, OWLT stewards 44,600 feet (8.45 miles) of Milwaukee river frontage across all the preserves.
Enjoy this wonderful Washington County Nature Preserve prairie habitat tour at Schoofs Preserve!
Join us for the Protect & Preserve: Pollinator Hike at Schoofs Preserve in Erin, WI. The tour will be led by Joe Meyer, OWLT Member and Easement Donor.