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Camp Grow Property Preservation Update

There was a tremendous outpouring of support to help us preserve the former Camp Grow property and we are pleased to announce that because of the generous support of over 600 donors, and a $1.7 million dollar WDNR Knowles-Nelson Stewardship grant, the Green Lake Conservancy became the new owners on July 10!




If you have generously pledged your support but have not satisfied that pledge yet, please fulfill your pledge as soon as possible. If you have not yet pledged but would like to help us meet our targeted goal which includes restoration costs, please donate now.

 



Now that the final purchase is complete, the first phase of the property restoration will begin. The buildings will be removed or demolished to restore the entire 40 acres back to the natural area—resembling what it would have looked like before it was developed. All current recreational trails on the property will be maintained for hikers, bikers and other permitted recreational uses. The main trail will be maintained in its present form and bikers will be able to pass safely across Camp Grow (the Western entrance will come off Oakwood Beach Road and the Eastern entrance will come off Oakwood Avenue).

We will continue to share updated information on this historic purchase as restoration efforts continue over the next few years.  We would like to thank all of our generous supporters for making this momentous undertaking a reality. 


At a celebration honoring the 600+ people and organizations who made this acquisition of Camp Grow a reality, leaders from the Green Lake Conservancy and Green Lake Sanitary District discuss this project and its future. Check out the video...