Featured Volunteers

The Volunteer Center is proud to honor this quarter's "Featured Volunteers." Featured Volunteers are extremely important to our member agencies because of their decication and service. Thanks to each and every one of you!

Ice Age Trail Alliance - Washington County Chapter

Rod Bartlow has been a valued volunteer in the Ice Age Trail Alliance-Washington Ozaukee Chapter in all levels ­­of activities.  On the local level here in Washington County, he has been a segment leader in charge of the Slinger segment of the trail.  This includes monitoring the trail and seeing that necessary work is done.  He has been on the Executive committee, serving as the secretary and as the treasurer.  On the state level he has been on the Board of Directors, and is serving as Treasurer.  On the national level he has visited government leaders to explain the work and needs of volunteers in providing recreational trails for people to enjoy.  If you hike the Ice Age Trail, you are apt to see him maintaining or constructing trails, or showing new volunteers the fine points of trail making.


Friends of Lac Lawrann Conservancy

laclawrannThe Friends of Lac Lawrann incorporated in 1994 to promote Lac Lawrann Conservancy, a city natural area.  The Friends of Lac Lawrann have been a great partner with the Park, Recreation, and Forestry  Department ever since.  After renovating the Schmidt family farmstead building interiors to create better space for volunteers and programs, the Friends saw a continued need for year-round educational facilities.  After just over a year of formal fundraising, the Friends of Lac Lawrann Conservancy embarked on building a Learning Center.  The Learning Center nears completion and will be open to the public in spring of 2013.  Modeling sustainable building practices (Photovoltaics for energy, Geothermal heating/cooling, LED lighting, and passive solar heat and light) that can be used in a home or small business, the building itself is a demonstration for educational programs. 

With just a bit to go in fundraising for the 4800 square foot building, the Friends of Lac Lawrann have initiated Open the Door, a public art initiative, that has the community buzzing.  Door entries will be displayed around the community or in the special show at the Museum of Wisconsin Art during January.  An Auction and Gala is planned for February 2 where all doors will be viewed and available for purchase.  The proceeds will go toward the Learning Center.  In April, the Learning Center will have a grand opening so look for more information at www.laclawrann.org.


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