The Wisconsin DNR has decided it wants to shut down the highly successful MacKenzie Environmental Education Center in 6 months. They want to convert the area into a place "…for recruiting adults, families and children into hunting, fishing, and trapping." http://www.mackenziecenter.com
The next Natural Resources Board meeting is Feb 27.
Quote from Annalynn Hammond, Lead Wildlife Technician, MacKenzie Evironmental Education Center and Dane County Humane Society
"We need your help! Please let the DNR administration know that the MacKenzie Center contract should be extended, and a Master Plan/public meeting process should be required for major changes on the MacKenzie Center property. Please let them know the MacKenzie Center should stay open long term, continuing to provide school-based environmental education in concert with the DNR’s increased emphasis on outdoor skills (hunting, trapping, fishing) training. Please act quickly, as the coming days and weeks will determine the future of the MacKenzie Center. Please call, write, or email the officials whose contact information is listed at the end of this email. Your voice really can make an impact: public comments to the Natural Resources Board played a crucial role in preventing the DNR from shutting the MacKenzie Center in the past and helped pave the way for the current partnership."http://www.giveshelter.org/wisconsin-dn ... enter.html