Grateful. That’s how you might describe Carol Abrahamzon, head of the La Crosse-based Mississippi Valley Conservancy.
Her group uses lots of money from the state’s land stewardship fund to buy up land and preserve it. Now, lawmakers in Madison have pushed back on plans by governor Walker to put a temporary end to all of those purchases. A good thing, too, says Abrahamzon who says the organization has purchased over five thousand acres. None of it possible without money from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship fund.
The group’s latest purchase near Ferryville uses stewardship money as well as other private donations to buy up 144 acres that was set for a residential development.