Devil's Punchbowl, which has been awarded a Knowles-Nelson Stewardship grant to fix the stairway.

Fundraiser Launches for Devil’s Punchbowl

With help of Knowles-Nelson, Landmark Conservancy seeks to make geologic wonder safer for visitors.

Writing for Volume One magazine, Spencer Kristof reports that Landmark Conservancy has launched a fundraising campaign to replace the lower portion of a stairway leading to the Devil’s Punchbowl, an iconic geological feature near Menomonie, Wisconsin.

According to Landmark’s website, the old stairs will be replaced by “a modern, safer structure that will improve recreational experiences and safeguard ecological resources through better management of off-trail traffic.”

Following in the footsteps of other organizations across the state who seek to improve outdoor recreation facilities, Landmark was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to help complete this project. However, like all Knowles-Nelson grants, this funding must be matched, resulting in the current community-wide fundraising effort.

To learn more about the Devil’s punchbowl and support this campaign, visit Landmark’s website here. To check out other projects supported by Knowles-Nelson, visit our interactive map.

Featured image by Aaron Carlson, 2010.

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