We hosted River Valley Middle School at Sauk County Conservation Day. Almost 90 sixth graders participated in the Conservation Challenge by completing an understory thinning project to increase light reaching the forest floor and establish a new trail corridor on our Blue Triangle Trail. Students also participated in recreational and educational stations run by DNR volunteers, The Nature Conservancy staff, and Sauk County staff. It was a great day for conservation, and we look forward to having Reedsburg Webb Middle School students participating on October 1 with approximately 290 potential future land stewards!
Through the dedicated service of St. Patrick’s Middle School of Mauston, Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School of Sun Prairie, and the volunteers and students who participated in Sauk County Conservation Day, we are now at 1,428 hours towards our goal of 10,000 hours of conservation by 2020. We were able to clear more under story, establish a trail corridor, and build a new hiking trail.