Archives for April 2017

Spring Event on May 13: Celebrating 4,000 acres & 50 conservation easements!

Lakeshore in summerJoin NCCT and the folks at Waypost Camp & Crossways Ministries on Saturday, May 13, from 1 to 5 pm. as we celebrate the milestone achievement of 4,000 acres of permanently protected land and 50 easements! 

This exciting and fun event will be held rain or shine at Waypost Camp on beautiful Mission Lake. The spacious lodge and other facilities are available in the event of rain. The day will include:

  • Brief presentations about the special natural resources and archaeological artifacts protected with this new conservation easement;
  • Hikes through the camp and its forest and wetlands;
  • Pontoon boat excursions with a lake expert to explore the pristine shoreline and aquatic plants;
  • Option to canoe or kayak from Mission Lake County Park, just across from the camp;
  • Birding with a local Audubon expert;
  • Kids activities, and
  • Snacks and beverages throughout the day.

Location: Waypost Camp on Mission Lake, 351 Crooked Lake Road, Hatley, WI. Mission Lake is in southeastern Marathon County in the Town of Reid. See this link for directions:,+Hatley,+WI+54440/@44.7807396,-89.3566784,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x8801cc7810908833:0xfd93ffdfb2a2b04e!8m2!3d44.7767033!4d-89.3465718

Calling all volunteers: Attend the Monitor Training Workshop!

Monitoring NCCT’s protected properties is a great way to get involved and only takes a few hours of your time!  NCCT would like all volunteers, whether experienced or interested, to attend our first Monitor Training workshop. Here are the details:

Date: May 4, 5-7 pm.

Location: Alan Haney Farm, 1990 Star B Hill Lane, Custer, Portage County

Registration: Call NCCT at 715-344-1910 or email us at


Invasive Species Management Work Day a Great Success!

NCCT’s April 1, 2017 work day was no joke! We gathered over 20 students, landowners, and NCCT supporters to tackle Autumn olive and other invasives on Alan Haney’s farm, and toured his beautiful property, including restored prairie, pristine lakeshore, and the bubbling Tomorrow River. After a hearty lunch, generously sponsored by Anderson O’Brien Law firm, the group traveled back to Stevens Point to tour Bob Freckmann’s diverse gardens and landscapes. Thanks to Alan Haney and Bob Freckmann for hosting the tours, and to the Land Conservation Society and Conservation Leadership Corps for providing enthusiastic muscle!IMG_4989 IMG_4952 IMG_5009 IMG_4953 IMG_4955 IMG_4970 IMG_4974 IMG_4978 IMG_4985 IMG_4992 IMG_5005