Hello, We Are Ozaukee Washington Land Trust

NatureNOW Blog site developed out of our desire

to create an active hub for the community. 

The desire became a reality in mid-March 2020, when the Coronavirus (COVID-19) led many members of the community to social distance themselves by working and learning remotely.

Though our land trust serves Ozaukee and Washington Counties in Wisconsin, our goal is to encourage everyone to find refuge, relaxation, and rejuvenation in the realms of nature.

The power of nature is awe-inspiring!

So go out and enjoy the great outdoors!

Share your stories and photos with us via:







For information on our preserves in Wisconsin visit our website at owlt.org.

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Tom Stolp
Steve Henkel
Leona S Knobloch
Ryan Wallin

Executive Director

Land Protection Director

Development Director

Stewardship Director

Tom enjoys getting to know the OWLT preserves, hiking with his family, and spending summer weekends at his family’s northern Wisconsin cabin.

Steve’s primary focus is working with landowners on conservation easement and land acquisition projects, and managing the easement stewardship program.

Leona's favorite pastime is hiking with her family through numerous natural vistas, though she is naturally drawn to those with water features. 

As a native to southeastern Wisconsin, Ryan is excited to be back in the great state of Wisconsin and working to protect our precious landscape. 

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Josh Schlicht
Marilyn Schlotfeldt
Christine Bohn
Katie Weber Parrillo

Program Manager

Stewardship Coordinator

Operations Manager

Project Coordinator

Katie enjoys wandering around OWLT properties identifying plants and photographing our beautiful landscape. 

 Josh is a West Bend native, an outdoor enthusiast and an avid bird watcher.

Marilyn enjoys working with volunteers - especially her son Mike who didn't know he was a volunteer until Marilyn started working here.

Christine joined the OWLT crew in Fall of 2014 when a new partnership with the City of Mequon, the Mequon-Thiensville Rotary Club