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Congratulations to the 2019 Spring Drawing Winner: Scott Froehlke and Traci Peloquin


There are so many good reasons to give to Groundswell Conservancy. Give a gift of any amount this spring, between April 10 and May 31, 2019, and enter in a drawing to win two tickets to Lake Wisconsin Cruises!

Click here for official drawing rules. Drawing now Closed. 

Give online or mail in this form with a check or credit card details. We all win when we make conservation a priority!


Do you have a fond memory of exploring a wild place when you were a kid? Maybe your wild place was the back woods filled with trees to climb or a grassy lot bursting with the sounds of summer insects. 

Jackson Nesbit’s wild place is Patrick Marsh on the east side of Sun Prairie. He is a seventh grader at Patrick Marsh Middle School and explores nature through the Discovery Club.

In his words, “When we meet, we go to Patrick Marsh to monitor the populations of frogs and small mammals. We also view migratory birds and butterflies who are seasonal guests.  My favorite thing about Discovery Club is  learning about a patch of wildlife that has been protected right in the middle of our city.

Patrick Marsh is a family affair for Jackson. His mother Shawdi Nesbit says, “Jackson was an animal lover and environmentalist from the start. Throughout his life, I have brought him to Patrick Marsh often to hike and look for creatures. One of our favorite marsh memories was when we discovered that American white pelicans had landed at the marsh during their migratory season. More recently, Jackson and his brother Mason viewed the Marsh from above after climbing the perfect tree.”

Patrick Marsh is a place where the whole community can connect with nature. You’ve made it possible for kids like Jackson to grow up amongst the prairie plants and pelicans at Patrick Marsh by giving to Groundswell Conservancy.

Please consider a special gift of $100 or more by May 31, 2019. A gift of any amount will enter you in a drawing for two tickets to Lake Wisconsin Cruises. 

Your special gift makes community conservation at Patrick Marsh and other local natural gems possible.

There is so much more we can do together. Your gift today can help:

Our vision is a world filled with green places where communities thrive. We will get there if we join together and protect the lands and waters that safeguard our quality of life in and around Dane County.

When you donate before May 31, 2019, you will be entered in a drawing to win two tickets to Lake Wisconsin Cruises. It’s our way of saying thank you for your dedication to local conservation.

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