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Lodi Valley Chapter Annual Meeting

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Trail Friends,
 
You are invited to an evening of socialization, dinner, and a presentation by Charlie Luthin, Executive Director of Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance. Charlie will present The Future of Badger: Birds, Bats & Butterflies on the Old Army Plant. 
 
​When: ​Saturday, March 24
​Where: West Point Town Hall ​N2114 Rausch Rd, Lodi
5:00 – 5:45 Social Hour (BYOB)
5:45 – 6:30 Potluck Dinner (bring a dish to pass)
6:30 – 7:00 Brief Business Meeting & Awards

7:00 – 7:45 The Future of Badger: Birds, Bats & Butterflies


The past twenty years have brought unimaginable changes to the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant.  The dedicated and concerted efforts of a group of visionary citizens changed the future of the property, forever.  1998: 1,400 buildings, 110 miles of roads, dozens of miles of rail lines constitute the 7,400-acre Badger Plant. 2018: all buildings and most roads and rail lines are gone, and three conservation-minded property owners are engaged in the largest grassland restoration effort in the the state.  This amazing transition was fueled by a singular vision to keep the property “green,” to heal past wounds and to make the property whole again, widely available for public recreational use while providing vital habitat to rare grassland wildlife, especially birds and pollinators.  

Come hear the story of the evolution of the citizen’s group that made this transitii​on possible, and learn about this fascinating landscape where birds, bats and butterflies will have a stake in its future.
 

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Photo: Charlie on Miss R Bluff

Details

Date:
March 24
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Joanna Fanney
Phone:
608-577-9984
Email:
iwannahike2day@gmail.com

Venue

westpoint town hall
N2114 Rausch Rd
Lodi, WI 53555 United States
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