2014 was a busy year (as usual!)
Here's a simple breakdown with some important numbers:
1 new easement - the pristine 14-acre Pierson easement on the Milwaukee River in Saukville
2 new pedestrian bridges crossing wetlands at the Kratzsch Conservancy in Newburg and the Zinn Preserve in Erin.
3 new preserves - the 34-acre Lynn Preserve in Boltonville, the 71-acre Mayhew Preserve in Farmington and the 72-acre Schoenbeck Woods in West Bend.
20 years of the Sauk Creek Nature Preserve, it was our first preserve and opened to the public in 1994.
40 partners who are participating in our Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to remove aquatic invasive species from southeastern Wisconsin.
41 new acres of prairie growing at the Kratzsch Conservancy in Newburg and the Hames Preserve in Waubeka.
175 different volunteers.
220 new acres preserved by OWLT.
445 unique stands of aquatic invasive species removed or reduced through our EPA-funded Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
500 new trees or shrubs planted as part of our new "Tree Keeper" program.
1,959 total acres protected from aquatic invasive species.
5,868 total acres of land protected by OWLT in Ozaukee, Washington, Sheboygan and Dodge Counties.
7,400 total volunteer hours.
16,000 woodland, wetland, and grassland plugs planted on 8 different preserves.