us save Stew!
Who is Stew?
No, Stew is not the name of the lovable
porcupine pictured here. 'Stew' is actually the nickname that's been given to
Wisconsin's Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
What does Stew do?
Did you know that grants from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program
have been instrumental in establishing most of Door County's public nature
preserves and parks over the past 25 years?
Stewardship funds have helped the Door County Land Trust, the State of
Wisconsin, partnering land protection organizations and many local
municipalities to purchase and protect Door County's most exceptional wildlife
habitats and scenic vistas. Many of the protected places we now enjoy, were
protected with the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. The Grand View
Scenic Overlook and Park, Bay Shore Blufflands,
Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, and Three Springs Nature Preserves
are just a few of the dozens of special places that are now protected forever
thanks in large part to the Stewardship Program.
Why is Stew endangered?
Stewardship program is now being evaluated as part of state budget discussions
and the future of this extremely popular program is in jeopardy. If
the Governor's proposed State Budget goes forward as is,
the Stewardship Fund will be eliminated for at least the next decade.
This means that many land conservation projects throughout Wisconsin - including
Door County - will not go forward as Stewardship funds provide a critical match
to private donations and national grants for land acquisition projects.
Why should you save Stew?
lands and waters that are protected, accessible and available to the public are
a cornerstone to the Door County economy and way of life. A strong
Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program is not only good for Wisconsin but critically
important to Door County," explains Dan Burke, Land Trust Executive Director.
Stew needs your help
that the program continues to protect important places in Wisconsin and Door
County by taking action now - before the state budget is finalized.
Click here for
Ten Ways to Save Stew!
Or, take the first step now!
calling your legislators
to tell them why you support Wisconsin's Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.
Tell them why you LOVE Wisconsin!
Gathering Waters, Wisconsin's
Alliance for Land Trusts, is an excellent resource for further information. We
thank them for their efforts to keep Wisconsin's Stewardship Program strong.
Hiking Trails of the Door County Land Trust App
The Hiking Trails of the Door County Land Trust App
has trail maps for 13 Door County Land Trust Nature Preserves, descriptions of
hiking terrain, and notable details for hikers.
Download the iPhone version
Or, the Android version here:
Explore the Door- Upcoming Hikes
Click here for the upcoming guided hike schedule or to register online.
Our Latest Publication
Landings- Fall 2014 (3.4 mb)