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Thu, Oct 13


Schmeeckle Reserve

Harvest Your Conservation Potential

Central Wisconsin Fall Conservation Gathering

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Harvest Your Conservation Potential
Harvest Your Conservation Potential

Time & Location

Oct 13, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

Schmeeckle Reserve, 2419 North Point Dr, Stevens Point, WI 54481

About the Event

Come celebrate fall and harvest season with other women who share your commitment to land conservation!  Gather ideas and information for establishing your land conservation plan and how to use the upcoming winter months for planning, research and connections with NRCS.

All women farmers, landowners and conservationists from Marathon, Portage, Shawno and surrounding counties are welcome to attend-- whatever your background, from beginners to experts!

Resource Experts Attending:  

Sara George, Renewing the Countryside

Wisconsin Women in Conservation Host:  Kirsten Slaughter & Alicia Razvi, Wisconsin Farmers Union

Location Description:  

Schmeeckle Reserve is a 280-acre  conservancy area on the campus of UW-Stevens Point, set aside to protect  natural communities of central Wisconsin. It is open to the public and serves as a unique gathering place for the community and university with 5 miles of trails and boardwalks, a 24-acre lake, and a large  diversity of habitats that support numerous wildlife species.

Snack Provided: 

Hot apple cider and local food

Event Details:

  • Event is outside so please dress accordingly. There will be a bonfire. 
  • Event is free to attend but registration is required and space is limited.
  • All women, or anyone who identifies as such in a significant way, are welcome to attend – from  landowners to farmers to conservationist enthusiasts – whatever your background, from beginners to experts! 
  • Our WiWiC events follow a Learning Circle model, with ample time and a safe space for story sharing, networking and collaborative learning. We all have something to both share and learn together.
  • Masks will be required if the county in which the event is located is identified as red/high based on CDC data two weeks prior to the event.  Attendees will be notified. 
  • Photos will be taken at this event and used for educational purposes only by WiWiC and the partner groups.  If you do not wish to have your picture taken, let the on-site WiWiC host know.
  • WiWiC is a family-friendly space and you are welcome to bring your children.  We will have some independent kids activities available.

About Wisconsin Women in Conservation

WiWiC is a state-wide collaborative effort led by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in partnership with Wisconsin Farmers Union, Renewing the Countryside and Marbleseed (formerly MOSES).  A three-year multi-faceted project funded by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), WiWiC brings together Wisconsin women landowners to connect and learn about conservation practices, resources, and funding opportunities.

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