Since 1992, The Waukesha County Land Conservancy (WCLC) has worked quietly and efficiently at fulfilling its mission of protecting environmentally significant lands in Waukesha County. Nearly 2,900 acres of primary environmental corridor, undisturbed shoreline, pristine floating bog, uplands, woodlands and wetlands are preserved for generations to come.
Preserving these unique spaces for our children and grandchildren means that someday they, too, can hear the one-of-a-kind honking that means a sandhill crane is flying overhead, see a pasque flower poking its delicate petals from beneath the snow, trail a hand in the cold, clear water of the Mukwonago River, watch great blue herons feeding their young, glimpse a painted turtle slipping off a log, smell the sharp earthiness of a woodland emerging from the grip of winter, listen to the whispers of falling leaves, and much more.
WCLC is working to acquire a 60-acre critical species habitat next to the 50-acre Summit Bog property we already own. This important property called the Genesee Lake Road Tamarack Preserve is in the Village of Summit and is part of the Genesee Lake Road Bog. Rare “Showy Lady’s Slipper”, a tamarack swamp, and birds like the Woodcock, Blue-Winged Warbler, and Cerulean Warbler reside on the property. If you’d like to donate to this specific cause, you can find the donation form here.
Over 90% of your membership donation is used to support our mission of preserving and maintaining environmentally significant land in Waukesha County. Your donations to the Waukesha County Land Conservancy are fully deductible. Find the donation option best for you!