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Create A Legacy-Camp Grow Property Preservation

The Green Lake Conservancy needs your support to preserve 40 acres of undeveloped land along Green Lake’s shoreline. This heavily-wooded property, operated for over 50 years as Camp Grow, sits on Green Lake’s unspoiled south shore in Dickinson Bay and borders Spring Lake’s naturally rich shoreline. Sponsorship of the Green Lake Conservancy’s Partnership for Preservation means you are joining a select group of donors who want to prevent development of this last existing shoreline on Green Lake that will EVER be available to protect.

We need your pledge by December 31st, 2017 in order to protect this property so it can continue to serve its environmental purpose for perpetuity. A recent appraisal placed a value of  $4 million on the property. We have applied for a grant under the Wisconsin DNR's Knowles - Nelson Stewardship program. If successful, this grant would be limited to 50% of appraised value, leaving as much as $2 million to be pledged by local supporters. This is your opportunity to create a lasting legacy for many generations to come. Pledge your support before December 31st!

Help Preserve Green Lake's Camp Grow Before it's too Late!

Protecting every acre of Green Lake’s watershed from damaging nutrient and soil runoff is critical to it’s water quality. The riparian characteristics (land between two bodies of water) make this property especially unique. It helps control nonpoint source pollution by holding and using nutrients and reducing sediment to both Green Lake and Spring Lake. The unique contour of this land also makes it highly vulnerable to severe alteration if it is developed. It is crucial that these bodies of water are protected from development that would have adverse effects on water quality. The property also contains several authenticated ancient Native American Mounds that need to be protected.

Undeveloped shoreline on inland lakes in southern Wisconsin is a rare commodity. Of Green Lake’s 27 miles of shoreline only about two miles are currently protected. Preventing private development on this exceptionally scenic property with sandstone cliffs, shallow caves and towering trees would increase Green Lake’s shore preservation by 20%.

The riparian habitats of Green Lake and Spring Lake along with the nearly 40 acres of undisturbed woodlands on this property supply food, cover and water for a large diversity of wildlife. Its undeveloped shorelines are important for fish species reproduction and serve as migration routes and stopping points between habitats for a variety of wildlife.

This property enhances our area’s opportunities to pursue nature-based outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing and cross-country skiing. It’s location makes it ideal for a “safe passage” bike route to cross the site.

This is the last undeveloped shoreline on Green Lake that will ever be available to protect and we need your support to make certain it is preserved. Pledge to become a partner with the Green Lake Conservancy by December 31st. We will contact you with payment options upon receiving your pledge.