2015 Summer Event

North Central Conservancy Trust’s Summer Event was held at Council Grounds State Park in Merrill on Saturday, August 8th. NCCT’s annual Summer Event is a day where we highlight our preserved properties with a hike and picnic. Attendees had the option of touring the nearby 150-acre Klade conservation easement and/or the 40-acre Krenz conservation easement. Fifteen members came out to learn more about these great Lincoln County properties NCCT helped protect! The annual potluck and social was held in Council Grounds State Park. Many thanks to our event leaders Annette Klade, Stacy Pettit, Vilas Krenz, and Kerry Brimmer.

2015 Spring Event

Lost Creek Driving Directions Map

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Join North Central Conservancy Trust for a Spring Event on Saturday, May 30th at Lost Creek in Portage County. Lost Creek is a Wetland Mitigation Site currently owned and managed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. From 10:00 until 11:30 am Gerry Janz and Nancy Stevenson will lead an educational program on the birds present and the habitats they occupy at this unique site.

Gerry Janz has a biology degree from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and is an active member of the Aldo Leopold chapter of the National Audubon Society serving as Vice President. He credits his knowledge from being “a student of birds and the world around me” for most of his life. Gerry and Nancy teach a course at the Clearing Folk School about bird identification and behavior.

Nancy Stevenson is a naturalist and former licensed bird bander. She is the former Director of Children’s Programs and Summer Naturalist at Jordan Park Nature Center in Stevens Point. Nancy conducts birding workshops and has taught Elderhostel classes in birding and nature study.

Join fellow NCCT members, learn something new, and enjoy a beautiful day outside!

 

2014 Summer Event

North Central Conservancy Trust’s Summer Event was held at the Benn Conservancy in Rosholt on Saturday, August 9th. NCCT’s annual Summer Event is a day where we highlight one of our preserved properties with a hike and picnic. This year, in addition to the nature hike lead by Alan Haney, NCCT offered family friendly nature activities for our younger members including nature journaling and pine cone bird feeders. Thirty five members came out to learn more about this great public preserve, which NCCT helped protect! A potluck followed the hiking and nature activities at the Lions Club shelter on Mill Pond. Many thanks to our event leaders Jim Grygleski, Alan Haney, Janet Moore and Erin Thompson and the Public Relations Committee who helped plan and run the event.

Click link for location of Benn Conservancy: Benn Conservancy Map