The Prairie Enthusiasts

A nonprofit organization

$985 raised by 6 donors

49% complete

$2,000 Goal

Protecting native prairie and oak savannas in Minnesota for over 20 years

We are the only conservation group in our region dedicated solely to the perpetuation of the last remnants of the regioRusty patch bumblebee on anise hyssopn's once vast prairies and savannas. Less than one-tenth of 1% survives today of the original millions of acres.

Located in St. Croix, Pierce, Polk counties in Wisconsin and Washington county in Minnesota, The Prairie Enthusiasts is a grassroots, volunteer-based organization of landowners and volunteers.

Many pollinators are specialists -- they will only eat or lay eggs on specific plants.  By protecting our native plants, we protect our native pollinators.

Our volunteers clear invasive brush and trees, such as buckthorn, from degraded oak savannas.  This opens the canopy and allows sunlight to reach the native plans struggling underneath.  We then conduct prescribed burns to maintain the health of the native plant and restores nutrients to the soil. 

You don't have to travel to the Amazon to see an endangered ecoysytem.

Join us on a field trip to see a native oak savanna right here in the St. Croix Valley! 

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The Prairie Enthusiasts

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PO Box 824
Viroqua, WI 54665


608 638 1873

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