the School to nature program is for those who LOVE to explore nature.

the School to nature program is for those who LOVE to explore nature.

Suzi Zierten, Executive Director
P.O. Box 044714, Racine, WI 53404
(262) 498-4993

Board Members

Jill Baranowski, President
Matt Johnsrud, Vice President
Deidre Vergeer, Secretary
Jennifer Kanter, Treasurer
Greg Berg, Board Member
Kjell Erlandsson, Board Member
Chuck Kamakian, Board Member
Maureen Martinez, Board Member
Fran Martin, Board Member
Dr. Deb Palmer, Board Member
Jessica Orlofske, Ph.D., Board Member
Jennifer Reibel, Board Member


School to Nature
Are you an educator, biologist, or environmentalist? Maybe you’re a science geek who enjoys nature and working with kids? The School To Nature committee is for those who yearn to learn. The Caledonia Conservancy started the School to Nature program in 2010 to expose students to the natural world offered on the Conservancy’s preserved land. Read more...

Are you a great steward of the environment? Are you a passionate grower or gardener? If YES, then Stewardship is the team for you! The Conservancy’s riding and walking trails are created and maintained by the Stewardship committee. If there are culverts to be fixed, fences to be repaired, or trails to be cleared and created, this is the group that thoughtfully manages and maintains the Conservancy’s lands for equestrian use, hiking, and nature appreciation. Our volunteers make sure the trails are safe, the footing is ideal, and neither branch nor fallen tree is in the way. These dedicated individuals work on a purely volunteer basis and we graciously thank them for their time, fuel, and equipment.

We work hard to control invasive species. Follow the below link to learn how you can help:
Invasive Species: Dames Rocket and how to control it

Our wish list:
- Skid Steer Loader
- Skag
- More volunteers!!

Get to know us at our monthly trail clearings on the second Saturday of every month, from April through October. You’ll meet some great people and learn what our trail system has to offer — all at the same time. Contact Sandy DeWalt and get involved today!

Are you a pro at event planning? Do you love hosting a great party? Are you well connected in the community? Outreach is focused on sharing with the community all that Conservancy has to offer — with a vision for tomorrow. Each year we host several community-wide events, bring in volunteers and sponsors, secure funding and grants, and work with Conservancy members to promote our values and reach out to the broader community. Come join the Outreach team! Contact Jennifer Reibel to learn more.

This committee focuses on preserving land through direct acquisitions and conservation easements, in accordance with the community’s Strategic Land Preservation Plan. To achieve the Conservancy’s preservation goals, Preservation committee members provide leadership within the community by partnering with outside organizations, conducting research, and applying for grants or funding in support of specific land acquisition projects.