BENEFITING: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONSERVANCY INC
EVENT: Groupon Earth Day Challenge
EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012
Mississippi Valley Conservancy is a regional, non-profit land trust based in La Crosse that has permanently conserved more than 14,000 acres of blufflands, prairies, wetlands, and streams in southwestern Wisconsin since its founding in 1997.
MVC works with private landowners and local communities on voluntary conservation projects in nine counties along or near the Mississippi River: Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, Crawford, Richland and Grant Counties.
The Conservancy uses voluntary tools such as conservation easements, land acquisitions, and a landowner registry program to protect lands for their ecology, scenic beauty, outdoor recreation potential, and prime agricultural soils. MVC works hard to restore native natural communities by removing invasive species and conducting prescribed burns. Additionally, the Conservancy provides hand-on learning experiences in the outdoors for thousands of young people and works to foster a conservation ethic.