By Tim Kowols
Over 270 sixth grade students will travel to six different stops next week as a part of Kewaunee County’s annual Conservation Tour on May 16. NEW Plastics, Kinnard Farms, Rosiere Wind Farm, an UW Discovery Farm project operation, Wagner Tree Farm, and the C.D. Buzz Besadny Fish Hatchery are all stops during the annual event, which has focused on the need to protect and preserve the environment for over 20 years. Kewaunee County UW-Extension agriculture educator Aerica Bjurstrom hopes kids learn how prevalent conservation practices are everywhere in the area.
Students will specifically learn about monitoring the fish population, wildlife habitats, wind energy, plastics recycling, and tree and soil management practices during the six-hour tour.