Together we are making an impact!
May 5, 2020 #GivingTuesdayNOW Message
#GivingTuesdayNow is a special global day of giving in response to the state of the world.
We wanted to utilize this day to share the good news that is happening at Ozaukee Washington Land Trust due to the support of our donors.
Together we are:
Supporting Community Well-being
Outdoor activities are essential for well-being. Thanks to our supporters, OWLT has over 32 preserves for the community to explore. Our 2000+ acres of nature preserves are free and open to the public, providing places for recreation and renewal.
"We are so thankful to have nature preserves such as these so close. Every weekend… we pick a preserve to visit. It is certainly a highlight of our week!! Thank you for all you do and thank you for keeping these preserves open."
– Kirsten, Port Washington
Providing Wildlife Habitats
Wildlife, including critical pollinators (such as birds, butterflies and dragonflies), are extremely significant in the process of the beautification of our nature spaces. We are advancing stewardship efforts with invasive removal, native plantings, and wetland restoration to support a variety of nature’s inhabitants. With your support we are continuing to work diligently to maintain wildlife homes at our preserves.
Protecting Nature's Health
Healthy woodlands and wetlands along the Milwaukee River, Memonomee River and
Lake Michigan shoreline are critical.
Starting the week of Earth Day our Nature Health focused activity was a tree planting at Huiras Lake State NaturePreserve. Our plan is to provide a forest of hope during this challenging time in our world.
Our 'Support a Sapling – Fund a Forest 'Goal
to plant over 5000 saplings!
The 'Safer at Home' Order has resulted in a greater need for outdoor spaces for physical exercise and emotional health. Additionally, the closure of several other area parks has led to increased traffic at our preserves. Help us continue the service we are providing to the community, to wildlife and to nature's health.