After years of hard work on the part of The Trust for Public Land and partners, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recently granted authority to create the Hackmatack Wildlife Refuge, which lies within an hour’s drive of Chicago and Milwaukee.
High-school kids attend the Mildred Helms Resurrection Committee’s Park Rangers program, a summer work camp that participates in the daily cleanup of the park, maintenance, landscaping, and other educational activities throughout the summer.
Working from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land offers a range of services to meet the conservation needs of the 21st century. We help communities raise funds, conduct research and planning, acquire and protect land, and design and renovate parks, playgrounds, trails, and gardens.