Knowles-Nelson got an hour-long spotlight on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “The Morning Show,” with Gathering Waters’ Charlie Carlin, Director of Strategic Initiatives, sitting down with host Kate Archer Kent to talk about the history of Knowles-Nelson, the impact Stewardship has had on Wisconsin, the broad support for the program across the state, and the uncertain future of conservation funding.
Guests on the program also included:
- Charlene Brooks Simonson from the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust, describing how Knowles-Nelson was vital to her organization’s most recent project, the Community Forest on the Kinni, which preserves exceptional trout streams and links several other natural areas to create a vast preserve.
- Jim Tuckwell from the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation, explaining that attracting remote workers with high-paying jobs is a key strategy for economic growth in Northwoods communities, and that continued investment in parks and trails is vital to this effort – which can’t be done without Knowles-Nelson.
- Stephanie Vrabec from the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region, sharing how the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program has helped complete over 170 projects in the Fox Valley, increasing recreation opportunities and access to nature to improve the lives of Fox Valley residents.
You can listen to the full show here.
Featured image by Joshua Mayer, 2016.