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VERNON COUNTY, WI - April 17, 2018 - In their second conservation agreement with Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Tom and Sharon Sharratt have chosen to conserve an additional 82 acres of…
BUFFALO COUNTY, WI – February 23, 2018 – In conjunction with a change of ownership, the bluffland above the town of Alma has been added to the list of properties…
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VERNON COUNTY, WI – February 13, 2018 – Forty acres of wildlife-rich bluff land near the town of La Farge have been added to the list of properties permanently protected…
LA CROSSE, WI – Mississippi Valley Conservancy announced that it has received a rare gift of $1 million from an anonymous donor who wishes to see the donation tripled to…
LA CROSSE, WIS. — The Crawford Country Community Fund has awarded $1,000 to Mississippi Valley Conservancy for its upcoming Family Bat Fest at Kickapoo Caverns in Wauzeka, WI. The event…
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Annotations selected by University of Wisconsin students As Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson knew, we are motivated to preserve and protect our environment not solely because of scientific reasoning, but…
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VIROQUA - Mark Heberlein's and Kathleen Fitzgerald's 146 acre property near Viroqua consists of scenic wooded bluffland and native grasslands along a 3/4-mile-long strecth of the South Fork Bad Axe…
VERNON COUNTY, WI – December 28, 2017 – Mark Heberlein’s and Kathleen Fitzgerald’s 146-acre property located near Viroqua consists of scenic wooded bluffland and native grasslands along a ¾-mile long…
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When Karen Oberhauser was a teacher of earth science classes, chemistry and biology at Onalaska High School in the early 1980s, she enjoyed biking, cross country skiing, and exploring the…
After I stepped out of the car, I did not walk up to the house and knock on the door. I stood in awe at the view. For 360 degrees,…
LA CROSSE, WI – November 2, 2017 – A dose of nature is good medicine for public health. That's the premise of the relationship between the Mayo Clinic Health System–Franciscan…
MONROE COUNTY, WI – October 19, 2017 – When Eric and Inese Epstein acquired land on the Kickapoo River in Monroe County, fifteen years ago, they knew they were protecting…
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With your support, the Conservancy protects the Eagle Eye State Natural Area through a partnership with the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, the Archaeological Conservancy, and the DNR. You can Read…
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FALL COLOR HIKE TO INCLUDE MINI YOGA SESSION Guided hike of beautiful Miller Bluff offered by Mississippi Valley Conservancy. LA CROSSE, WI – September 26 2017 – The popular yoga…
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Carole Porter said in a gentle voice that it “struck at my heart” to hear the plans of a potential buyer for land she has treasured since childhood. The prospective…