A rocky wall with ledges and trees from the viewpoint at the bottom of a basin.

Back & Better: The Devil’s Punchbowl Relishes in Improvements

This geological gem in the Northwoods is now open again to the public.

Renovations and repairs to the Devil’s Punchbowl, a geological gem in Menomonie conserved by Landmark Conservancy, were completed in August 2022 and the landmark reopened to the public.

The main improvement, a new stairway, was funded by a Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program grant with matching funds from the community. The stairway makes it easier and safer to get down into the Punchbowl. Additional site improvements include new signage and stabilization of the slope for surrounding vegetation, according to Volume One.

Sara Norman, Landmark Conservancy’s community engagement manager said, “Community support has been essential in making recent improvements to the site.”

Landmark Conservancy began fundraising to replace the Punchbowl’s stairway in 2021. The stairway was originally built in 2000 and had not been renovated since 2015.

Featured image by Landmark Conservancy.

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