Ozaukee Washington Land Trust

2019 Annual Dinner & Auction

For over 25 years, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust (OWLT) has worked to protect special open spaces and turned these treasured places into nature preserves, protecting wildlife, improving water quality, and opening to the public in perpetuity for free outdoor recreation. In addition to our 32 Nature Preserves spread across Ozaukee and Washington Counties, OWLT has worked with private landowners to place 52 conservation easements on privately held properties across the region, protecting the rural character and healthy soils of our communities.

Our 2019 Annual Dinner and Auction event will have a farming focus, with proceeds from our Live Auction “Raise the Paddle” benefiting our farmland conservation efforts. Our community of supporters in attendance the night of August 22nd will have the chance to forever protect one family farm in Ozaukee County and all the conservation and community benefits that come with good farming: clean water, good food, and scenic open spaces.

Our Annual Dinner event will be held at Shully’s Watermark in Thiensville and will run from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Our evening together will feature an Award Program to highlight the conservation impact of some very special people, a delicious meal with a farming connection, and our Live and Silent Auction with some unique items.

The event is open to everyone. Each year, our Annual Dinner celebration brings in cherished "old" friends, renews special friendships, and leads to new lasting partnerships. We know this year will, too.

We invite you to come celebrate with us. Please join us for a very fun, memorable, and meaningful night at a beautiful local venue as we raise vital funds in support of our mission and to celebrate the extraordinary contributions of our hundreds of organizational stakeholders!

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Register as a sponsor by choosing Individual Registration or click here and check the Partnership Benefit option. Then enter in your donation amount.

Event Details

Event Date 08-22-2019 5:30 pm
Registration Ends 08-15-2019
Individual Price Reservation for one $125
Location The Watermark at Shully's



Social hour, hors d'oeuvres, and music by The Sawdust Symphony


Silent Auction open




Award Program (and Hot Fudge Sundaes!)

  • Timothy Kaul Leadership Award – The Clean Farm Families Program of Ozaukee County
  • Patricia Wilmeth Stewardship Award: Lillian Ritger and Ritger Woods & Farm LLC
  • Michael Frome Award for Outreach: Kay Dahlke
  • Arthur Schait Award for Volunteerism: Judy Rupnow and Paul Gutelius


Live Auction


"Raise the Paddle" for farmland conservation

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