In the historic first disbursement from the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund, $50,000 will be invested in Walworth and Dunn counties. This announcement comes just ahead of Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 30, and funding will be split between these two high-use properties that are home to a wide variety of game, non-game, and Species of Greatest Conservation Need (endangered, threatened, or in decline).

The Natural Resources Foundation is grateful to the Natural Resources Board, the Wisconsin DNR, and the Wisconsin State Legislature for supporting the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund and making this historic grant possible.

We would also like to give our deep thanks to all the citizens of Wisconsin and many other states who have chosen to support Cherish through their donations. We are so proud to see their investments bearing fruit.

What makes Cherish so remarkable is that no one entity, group, or individual could have made it possible alone. This land belongs to all of us and it takes all of us to care for it. This first disbursement is historic and gratifying. But we are even more excited for our children and grandchildren to look back on this day 40 or 50 years from now and see how this first project was really just the tip of the iceberg.

First grant funds projects in three priority State Natural Areas

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