Ozaukee Washington Land Trust

October 2020 Stew News

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We hope you have been able to enjoy the autumn colors on the preserves. Now is a great time to appreciate the transitional beauty of nature. Remember to not only dress warm, but wear bright colors since it is hunting season.

Highlighting Donges Bay Gorge Nature Preserve Volunteers

OWLT would like to thank two local groups for their dedicated service at Donges Bay Gorge Nature Preserve.

Green Tree Garden Club had eight workdays with the Stew Crew at the preserve this year. In the spring, they helped remove garlic mustard and dames rocket. They also helped with trail maintenance and woody invasive species control of buckthorn, honeysuckle, and Japanese barberry. 

The Service Club of Milwaukee(pictured above) joined the Stew Crew for a recent workday to assist with the invasive species control of buckthorn. They have committed to continue this work during another workday later this fall.


OWLT would like to thank Tom Kroeger, adviser and volunteer, for his commitment to conservation.

A special thank you to Tom for his efforts throughout the seasons at tackle a variety of invasive plants species on the preserve.

OWLT would like to thank Rick Schnell, volunteer, for dedication to nature and the community.

Thank you to Rick for his help in removing garlic mustard and dames rocket. In addition, he is actively involved in management and monitoring of the preserve.

Read more at NatureNOW news.