In the infancy of the U.S. environmental movement, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson proposed a national teach-in to focus political attention on ecological issues. That event became the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970.
Cedar Lakes Conservation Foundation now celebrates this occasion with over 193 countries worldwide. It’s a great opportunity for us to “think globally and act locally”.
The stewardship of our protected land and the education of our constituents is the focal point of our Earth Day activities. Please check this page annually to learn how you can participate with CLCF in this important planetary happening.
2018 Earth day events
The Adopt-A-Tree program is designed to provide for the long-term restoration and care of woodlands in areas protected by the Cedar Lakes Conservation Foundation. Adopt-A-Tree allows citizens to play an active role in sponsoring the purchase, planting and care of trees. There are many ways to get involved in this program, from donating seedlings to planting and protecting new growth. The joy of watching the annual growth of trees and restoration of woodlands promises to be rewarding. Participants at every level can take pride in helping to create a living legacy for the benefit of future generations.
The 2018 Adopt-A-Tree day will be the ninth one since 2003. This year’s planting date has been postponed to Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Timmer Nature Preserve between Uncle Dick’s Road and Cedar Creek in the Town of West Bend. Look for a sign at the corner of Timmer Bay Road and County Road NN.
This year’s goal is to plant 500 shagbark hickory and red oak trees on the back acreage to replace the ones the deer ate last year. In addition, Joe Mantoan will be planting hazelnut, elderberry and fruit trees in the acreage adjacent to Timmer Bay Road. Volunteers will be able to take home a hazelnut plant from Sauve Terre farm as a gift.
All About Bees:
Learn about one of our most important pollinators when Doug and Tracy Marconnet present a fun and thought-provoking talk and honey-tasting at Bibinger’s Restaurant. The Marconnets have been beekeeping for 8 years and enjoy learning all they can about these incredibly hard-working insects. They’ll cover a wide range of topics, including:
- Beekeeping basics
- Bee behavior and biology
- Honey production
- Native bees
- Thoughts about the decline in bees
- Ideas of how you can help bees
When: Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. (Cash bar opens at 4:30 p.m.)
Where: Bibinger’s Restaurant (upstairs), 3747 Cedar Creek Road, West Bend
RSVP: Please e-mail so we know how many are coming and can provide honey tastes for everyone.