Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine

The Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund exists to ensure the future enjoyment of the stateís remarkable natural wonders. © Benjamin Pierson

The Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund exists to ensure the future enjoyment of the stateís remarkable natural wonders.
© Benjamin Pierson

February 2015

What we cherish the most

Fueling the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund.

Carly Darrow

Whether itís a cross–country ski through snow–covered trails or the first casts from the boat on a foggy morning, each and every one of us appreciates Wisconsinís natural resources differently.

We cherish not only the favorite places of our childhood, but also the memories we will make with our friends and family in the seasons to come. The question is how can we ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to create these same memories?

How to be a Cherish supporter
  • Donate: by making a donation when purchasing your license, trail pass, state park sticker or reserving your campsite on ReserveAmerica.org
  • Visit: CherishWisconsin.org
  • Call: the Natural Resources Foundation at (866) 264–4096
  • Mail your donation to:

Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund P.O.Box 2317 Madison, WI 53701–2317


Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

One way is through the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund.

A little bit goes a long way


In September 2014, the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund celebrated its first year. On the one–year anniversary of the Fund, your donations contributed through the DNR licensing system accumulated to more than $64,000. By saying yes to donating only $2 while purchasing a license at one of DNRís 1,300 license vendors, you made a difference in protecting and enhancing the natural resources you enjoy the most.

No matter what the size of the donation, you truly are making a difference toward ensuring the natural resources that you love will thrive for the next generation and the others after that.

When you go to renew your hunting or fishing license, or state park sticker and trail pass this year, consider donating $2 or more to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund to ensure the future enjoyment of our stateís remarkable forests, wildlife areas, parks and waterways.

The Department of Natural Resources and Natural Resources Foundation want to thank you for a successful first year of the endowment. Because of your generous donations, the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund has accumulated over $90,000 through license sales, campsite reservations on state properties and online at CherishWisconsin.org.

Looking ahead


As we look forward to a successful future of managing and conserving our resources, the endowment will distribute approximately $50,000 per year for every $1 million in the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund, which will go towards habitat management on our state lands. The remainder of the money stays in the endowment to grow for future years. Management projects include restoring, protecting and improving habitat for Wisconsinís plants and animals.

Thank you for your continued support of the Fund. Little by little, year by year, by working together in a partnership, we will make a difference. Give now. Enjoy forever.

Carly Darrow is a communications specialist in DNRís Office of Communications.