This Saturday, Sept. 28th, is National Public Lands day, as well as National Hunting and Fishing Day. The Wisconsin DNR, along side groups such as the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, and the Ice Age Trail Alliance, are promoting volunteer projects for the day.
Wisconsin boasts 6 million acres of public lands in the form of lakes, forests, marshes, streams, shorelines, and more. Those public lands are the primary source of outdoor recreation for sixty percent of Wisconsintes–who engage in outdoor recreation at a rate twice the national average.
Those lands provide more than just entertainment and health. They bring $17.9 billion dollars into state and local economies. Though managed by local, state, and federal agencies, public lands also depend on volunteers to maintain the high level of quality they enjoy.
Locally, groups such as the fledgling Lodi—It’s Only Natural (lodinatural.org)1Disclosure: The Lodi Valley Chronicle works with Lodi Natural and provides free advertising space. are working to promote healthy environments–including the wide variety of public lands in the Lodi Valley.
If you’d like to become involved, you can contact Lodi—It’s Only Natural via their website, or visit the Wisconsin DNR’s volunteer page.
A Lodi native, Blaze attended the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay where he graduated with a degree in theatre technology & design. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world–including a 6-year stint in China. He has been a teacher, a writer, a designer, and is the founder of the Redleaf Consulting Group.
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