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30 years ago...

Mike and Lynn McLain's 13-acre conservation easement has protected wetland, savanna, and agricultural land adjacent to Lower Mud Lake on the Yahara River for the past 30 years. 

Check out the video below from Channel 3 reporting on the creation of the easement 30 years ago on October 28, 1987. It features our founding board president, Norman Anderson, and Bill O'Connor, our long-time attorney who was pivotal in building the Land Trust movement in WI.

Our thanks go to the McLains for their 30 years of stewardship of their land and Groundswell supporters, who make conservation where you live possible.

P.S. Haven't seen the video yet about our new name? You can watch it here.

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