Presentation title: Tenacity Creates Opportunity.
Come hear about the history and current status of the 10-year effort to create the Wildcat Falls Community Forest. All are welcome to attend.
Wildcat Falls has been long-known as a special place by area naturalists, and was once protected as part of the Ottawa National Forest. This parcel was lost as a National Forest holding, and today Wildcat Falls and surrounding old growth forest is in the process of becoming a 160-acre community forest. The effort to maintain public access and protection for this unique feature has been led for years by Northwoods Alliance, a decades-old nonprofit conservation organization. As a major step toward project completion, the USFS Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program has awarded 50% of the needed funding to establish a Wildcat Falls Community Forest, and we now need help from the community to reach the goal.
This inspiring ten- year conservation effort will be the subject of a program titled Tenacity Creates Opportunity atthe Land O Lakes Public Library on Thursday, October 3 at 1 PM. This informative program will describe the efforts to keep Wildcat Falls open to the public, and highlight the history and current status of this important work while showcasing the features and quality of the project. We will also describe the current project status, including timeline to completion and fundraising goals. To date, over eighty donors, including individuals, conservation groups and foundations, have contributed to the project, and we are nearly halfway raising necessary funds to match the community forest grant.
All are invited to join Northwoods Alliance and conservation partners for this program, to learn of efforts to build community and advance the Wildcat Falls Community Forest and other projects.