Treasures of Oz

Celebrating the Natural Gems of Ozaukee County



hedgerowsThis workshop on Saturday, February 8th in Grafton is for landowners who are looking for an easy way to make a positive environmental impact with their property landscape and for those considering long-term land preservation.

The Town of Grafton is hosting “Love That Rural Feeling,” two short presentations with lots of information on ways to do both those things on Saturday, February 8th, starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Grafton Library - downstairs.

Hedgerows or hedge funds?  One is an excellent long-term investment. 

An over-looked and often undervalued asset, hedgerows are a significant environmental storehouse, offering protection and protection opportunities in addition to their better known role as boundary markers.  Learn about the hidden values of your existing hedgerows and how to create and nurture new ones.  Hedgerows are an first-class investment that benefit the entire planet.  Andrew Struck, director of Ozaukee Planning and Parks, will lead the discussion on these amazing borders from 11:30 to noon.

Landowners who have even considered long-term preservation of their properties for agriculture, or conservation, or both, can learn and talk about strategies that work, protect assets and provide tax benefits as well.  The Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, rated #1 in the Wisconsin for 2012, is the regional center for land preservation. Their Executive Director, Shawn Graff, will present this session from 11 to 11:30.

Children attending with their parents will be able to create bird feeders out of pinecones, peanut butter and birdseed with some Girl Scout volunteers from Troop 8079.

Saturday, February 8th
11:00 to noon
Grafton Library
Open to the Public