The Whitewater Community Foundation presented a check for $3275 on Saturday, July 17 to KMLT Executive Director Maggie Zoellner of the Kettle Moraine Land Trust. KMLT manages several preserves though out Walworth County and partners with land owners who create Conservation Easements to preserve a portion of their property. The Whitewater Community Foundation’s Community Action Grant funds went toward a series of educational programs targeted toward learning about edibles in the prairies and woodlands near Whitewater, growing mushrooms, and creating habitat for Monarch butterflies.
Saturday, more than 30 people walked through Natureland Park and foraged for berries, roots, leaves, and a number of other natives in the woodlands near the lake as well as the prairie just up the hill. Master Naturalist Christine Lilek lead the tour, enthusiastically pointing out and explaining the edibles. Afterward, there was a picnic salad made from the discoveries.
The Whitewater Community Foundation is pleased to help the KMLT provide these educational opportunities to the community!
Want to participate? The KMLT will be demonstrating how to hand feed Monarchs on August 13. Registration can be found at KMLandTrust.org