We had a wonderful turnout for the Northwoods Land Trust’s 2018 Annual Meeting on June 22nd at the Presque Isle Community Center in Vilas County.
The event was held jointly with the Last Wilderness Conservation Association. A light lunch, open to the public, offered a great opportunity to meet the board members and staff of both land trust organizations.
The Annual Meeting highlighted NWLT’s recent projects and activities through a fun and interactive Jeopardy game, created and hosted by Bryan Pierce, NWLT Executive Director.
Immediately following the Annual Meeting, we traveled about 6 miles for the official dedication of the Van Vliet Lake Conservation Area. About 20 people join us for the unveiling of the new sign at the Van Vliet Lake parcel donated to NWLT by Paulette Cary last December in memory of her husband, Jerry. Paulette led us to their old cabin and garage sites (now removed), and pointed out the pine trees they planted on the property years ago. We then offered a hike led by John Bates, noted naturalist/author (and NWLT Board member), through the nearby Van Vliet Hemlocks State Natural Area. A good time was had by all!
Directions: The Presque Isle Community Center is located about two blocks northeast of the intersection of County Highways B and W in downtown Presque Isle, next to the Library. To get to the Van Vliet Lake Conservation Area, go 1/4 mile east on Cty. B, turn south and follow Crab Lake Road south and west about 4.5 miles. Turn north on West Van Vliet Road and follow it about 1.5 miles to Fire # 7266.