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2019 in Review
2019 has been an exciting year for the Waukesha County Land Conservancy. We are so excited to share our 2019 Annual Report with you to highlight how much you have contributed to our land, water, and wildlife conservation, and stewardship and community engagement efforts this year.
 
Check out this year's Annual Report to learn more about a newly protected conservation easement, our Oaktober Fest celebration, stewardship and volunteer efforts, and other ways you have helped make a difference by supporting our mission. With your help, we can continue to protect Wisconsin’s natural areas for generations to come.

We hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Thank you for your support this year!

Sincerely,
the WCLC team
Giving Tuesday Successes
The generosity from this community was nothing short of amazing for this year's Giving Tuesday, as hundreds of you joined in to help us reach our goal of raising $15,000.

Because of you, we will be able to:
  • protect more natural areas across Waukesha County
  • steward and restore the natural communities on our preserves for plants and wildlife
  • expand our community engagement efforts to increase our capacity in caring for our preserves

When our environment is healthy and thriving, our people are too. You make this work possible, and we are grateful for your support!
Stewardship & Education in Action
Our Most Impactful Year Yet

We hosted 38 students for Carroll University’s Freshman Day of Service and 42 women for the Trailtessa event in partnership with REI and Ice Age Trail Alliance at Hartland Marsh this Fall.

The mornings began with a quick training on proper buckthorn removal techniques before starting our hike into the field. We worked together in teams to take down as much buckthorn as possible in preparation for the upcoming prescribed burns.

We are so grateful for our partnerships with Carroll University, Ice Age Trail Alliance, and REI; engaging students and community members in nature allows us to build the conservation values in future generations while meeting our long-term stewardship goals.
Businesses Supporting Local Efforts

We were so excited to host 15 employees from Stantec and 14 volunteers from Good City Brewing this season at our Weiland Preserve, a natural area located in an urban environment in Menomonee Falls.

Each team removed large amounts of buckthorn and honeysuckle surrounding the ephemeral pond to restore habitat for the animals like salamanders, turtles, and frogs.

This work will also help us continue our citizen science program on this preserve to monitor these wetland species and improve the health of the ecosystem within the pond.

Our deepest gratitude goes out to these businesses that are supporting their local nonprofits and making a difference in the community! Their support will build conservation values across Wisconsin while helping WCLC to meet our stewardship goals locally.
Conservation Options for Landowners
Protecting your land for future generations can be deeply meaningful. It’s also a big decision. If you have ever considered wanting to protect your land, but are unsure on where to start, please reach out to us .

We are happy to discuss conservation and stewardship options that may be available for your property. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Make a Difference Today
It's Still Giving Season

It's not too late! We still need to raise additional funds to meet our 2019 goals.

There is still time to make an impact on conservation in Waukesha County this year, and we've made it easy:

Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors!
Cheryl White & Shawn Graff
Scrima, Kabitzke & Co., S.C
Concord General Store
Pam Meyer