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Celebrate Otter Lake Esker Preserve at Open House, Saturday, August 25

Join us at Otter Lake Esker Preserve, Chippewa Conservancy's newest preserve, from 1 to 3 PM on Saturday, August 25 for an open house and dedication event. We'll have guided hikes of the stunning esker, refreshments, and a brief program at 2 PM to explain the long and short range plans for the preserve, as well as a brief look at how the amazing esker was formed.

This event is part of a state-wide celebration of the work land trusts do called "Land Trust Days". You'll find out about the work of land trusts and how these preserves benefit current and future generations and enable everyone to "have fun outside" and enjoy the places that make Wisconsin special. In addition, Land Trust Days is giving away a neat YETI cooler which you can enter to win.

Otter Lake Esker Preserve is at 14187 360th St, about 6.5 miles north of Stanley via County Highway H. Watch for the Land Trust Days signs. Parking is along 360th St. Map

Building a Legacy, One Landscape At A Time 

Chippewa County’s landscape literally underlies all we do. It is the bedrock that defines us as members of the natural community. And like the ground we walk on, we take it for granted every day.

But who has not been inspired or rejuvenated by a walk in the woods? Who has not been aided in recovering in some way?

Do we see land as a commodity belonging to us, as Aldo Leopold says, or as a community to which we belong? Are we preserving its power for those who will follow us?

Chippewa County Land Conservancy is a local non-profit organization that focuses on protecting local natural and scenic landscapes for the benefit of the natural community, which includes both us, and those who follow us, in perpetuity. Come along and see what we’re up to. And join with us on this endeavor.

The Chippewa County Land Conservancy protects and preserves wild and scenic lands in Chippewa County and surrounding areas. The conservancy owns several natural areas which are islands of habitat as well as places for passive recreation and nature study. In addition, the Conservancy helps landowners protect the lands they have protected, into perpetuity.