As a member you are making great things possible and bringing the wonder of nature to families, schools and the community. Your support is essential in:
PROTECTION & CONSERVATION
Your support will fund the preservation and stewardship of land and water now and for generations to come. Our preserves fall within the Southeast Glacial Plains landscape and include oak woodland, tall and shortgrass prairie, wet mesic woods, wetlands, and ponds and streams, becoming home to a diverse blend of habitats and inhabitants. Many preserves are in the Kettle Moraine region providing habitat for rare plants and wildlife. When we acquire a piece of land, it becomes our responsibility to care for it and restore it to its native state. Our members truly make Waukesha County Land Conservancy what it is. Your love of the land and passion for the natural world shape our work and help us restore multiple natural communities each year.
ENGAGEMENT & EDUCATION
Your annual membership supports growth in environmental education and engagement in nature-rich settings. Your membership money will be used to educate and promote public awareness of the benefits of land preservation. WCLC engages the community through our experiential learning program to explore environmental issues here in Waukesha County. With your help, our properties are used for environmental education at all levels from K12 to college and are helping produce the next generation of environmental stewards.
As a member, you can learn how to protect and enhance native ecosystems in your own backyard and how neighbors to our preserves can expand the preserve into their property through innovative landscaping. Your resources also facilitate the use of WCLC preserves for research on how to manage and restore natural ecosystems through collaboration with university researchers, government agencies, and citizen scientists. Our workdays offer an opportunity to make a hands-on contribution in restoring native prairie, oak savanna, woodlands and wetlands, and educational tours and workshops focus on connecting the community to the special habitats we have right here in our backyard. More acres of land and water will be protected which relates to improved air and water, and the quality of life in Waukesha County.
Give the Gift of Membership
Sharing your love of Waukesha County's special places with family or friends is an awesome experiential gift that gives for a whole year.
Thank you for your support!