Conservation Awards Go to Brookfield Gardeners
BROOKFIELD GARDENERS RECEIVE STATE AND NATIONAL AWARDS
Wisconsin Garden Club Federation recently recognized Elmbrook Garden Club of Brookfield for its outstanding
programming year in the field of conservation and endangered species. Receiving both the Nancy Gotham Endangered Species Award and the Conservation Award in the same year is an unusual achievement for a club. The club also received national recognition from National Garden Clubs with the $200.00 first place “Service In Action” award.
Elmbrook Garden Club held educational programs for its members focusing on incorporating native plants and wildlife in their gardens, protecting watersheds, learning about specific plants or wildlife that require conservation efforts, and touring a monarch butterfly trail and migration path. Members then planned activities to share this knowledge with others in the community, especially at their nature preserve.
At Elmbrook Garden Club Nature Center, members participated in pond studies, removal of invasive species such as garlic mustard, buckthorn and teasel and after clearing a 200 square foot area, planted and now maintain a butterfly garden to to promote planting native to insure bees, butterflies and birds have a healthy habitat. All these efforts are incorporated into educational opportunities for children and adults visiting the preserve.
Wisconsin Garden Club Federation unites gardeners throughout the state providing education, resources and opportunities for its members to promote and share the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility. For more information visit www.wisconsingardenclub.org.
Elmbrook Garden Club meets at Brookfield Library the first Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. For more information contact Laura Skoff 414-614-6489 or firstname.lastname@example.org