Thanks for a Great Year!
It seems fitting that the Alliance’s year 2018 began and ended with a positive activity– planting native seeds at the Hillside Prairie & Savanna! In between, we had a chock-a-block year filled with events, programs, volunteer work days and other activities. We conducted or participated in well over 50 programs, tours and events and touched more than 1,200 individuals. We engaged over 50 volunteers during 10 stewardship days at the Hillside Prairie and others in the Badger Apple Corps project. We amassed more than 650 volunteer hours in support of conservation activities at Badger. We held a second grafting workshop for Badger apples, and are pleased to have a growing apple nursery.
As part of our 20th anniversary, we completed two important documentaries, one featuring the amazing transformation of the Badger property over 20 years from a military facility to a green space now open to the public, the other highlighting our conservation efforts for the “historic apple trees” on Badger Lands. We hosted our 20th anniversary in May to a crowd of 160 members and allies.
Our popular “We Are Sauk Prairie” monthly lecture series continues to attract 50-75 people per program. Join us on Thursday, January 17th for a fascinating look at new data about the glacial history of the Baraboo Hills and the Sauk Prairie by Dr. Eric Carson.
Our loyal donors helped us meet and exceed a $10,000 match challenge this fall. Haven’t donated yet? There’s still time! Click the donate button at the top of our website or send a check to: SPCA, PO Box 403, Baraboo WI 53913.
Thanks to our members and supporters for their loyalty, financial support and encouragement. We can assure you 2019 will also be a great year of programs, tours and events!