Protecting environmentally significant lands in Waukesha County
July 2016 Newsletter
Volunteers remove invasive plants at Martin's Woods
the help of volunteers on April 16th and May 21st, we were able to
remove numerous patches of garlic mustard from this State Natural Area.
first came here because I wanted to see the woods and wildlife years
ago. That's when I realized there was garlic mustard, and I just started
picking. Then I came back with bags. Now I come in groups. It's great
to see the immediate impact you have on the environment," states Bill
Reichenbach, a veteran volunteer.
Volunteers agree that helping the Conservancy is not only a rewarding experience, but a great opportunity to get outside.
"What I like best is that you can bird at the same time. In the woods I
hear dozens more that you can't hear anywhere else," shares Paul, a
bird enthusiast & volunteer.
Help protect Genesee Lake Road Tamarack Preserve
your help we are looking to acquire the 60 acre Genesee Lake Road
Tamarack Preserve. To accomplish this we still need $43,000 to reach our
goal of $193,750. This preserve abuts our 50 acre Summit Bog property
and is home to many species of special interest including the showy
lady's slipper, woodcock, blue-winged warbler, and cerulean warbler.
Your gift will help us achieve our mission and our ability to continue protecting the land and wildlife that we all cherish.
Interns from UW-Milwaukee, Concordia University, UW-Parkside, WCTC and Northland College bring their experience
and enthusiasm to WCLC to help get important work done! In return they receive on the job training in GIS systems, Land
Stewardship, Land Protection, IT systems, & Marketing.
"I really enjoy interning for WCLC because the progress we are making is tangible and fulfilling!" says Kelsey Aliota.