Summer Event 2013

Summer EventNorth Central Conservancy Trust held their annual Summer Event on Saturday, August 24, 2013. The day started with a beautiful morning hike on Jack Scholz’s property in Wausau. In the summer of 2008, Jack contacted NCCT and started the process to protect 68 acres of his property originally purchased   by his grandfather. The focal point of the property is the forest of large white pine and hemlock along the Prahl Creek ravine. There are reputed to be close to 100 trees approaching 3 feet in diameter. In March of 2009, Jack signed a conservation easement with NCCT, forever preserving a portion of the Prahl Creek ravine for the enjoyment of generations to come. Conservation easements like the Scholz easement helps protect in perpetuity quality habitats, species diversity, watersheds, and beautiful places with inspiring histories. About 18 attendees were able to join us for the hike.

Following the Scholz hike, a potluck and presentation were held at the nearby Dells of Eau Claire Park. Plenty of good food and conversation were on hand along the banks of the Eau Claire River, and attendees were able to meet new Executive Director Betsy Kerlin. Kerry Brimmer, long-time NCCT Properties Committee, Stewardship Committee, and Board member, was presented with the Distinguished Service Award. Kerry has volunteered for NCCT over the past 14 years, and was a volunteer when NCCT signed their first easement, the Mumford easement, which is located just upstream from the Dells of Eau Claire Park. Kerry has also been the driving force behind the management of many of our green properties, including the 260-acre Starpoint property in Adams County. Kerry shared that he felt honored to be included amongst the folks who have received the award in the past, including Bob Freckmann and David Hillier. He also shared that he has met many great friends through the organization. Thank you, Kerry, for your many years of service!

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