Forest Fest - A Celebration of All the Forest Has to Offer!
SATURDAY, August 2, 2014
9 am - 3 pm
FREE family-friendly event, open to the public.
Past Forest Fests have included:
- Forestry Tours w/Partners In Forestry
- Logging Trucks and Equipment
- Chainsaw Carvers
- Paper Making
- Crafts and Fine Art for sale
- Carving Demonstrations
- Wood Product Displays
- Children's Activities
- Birds of Prey Programs
- Smokey Bear
- Live Music
- Wagon Rides
- Children's Fishing Pond
- Trees For Tomorrow Alumni Reunion
- Civilian Conservation Corps Reunion
- Ding Darling Presentation
Similar activities are planned for 2014.
We'll also celebrate Trees For Tomorrow's 70th anniversary and are extending a special invitation to all alumni!
So mark your calendar and plan to attend!
Stay tuned for details.
From hunting, fishing and trapping, to timber production, guided nature walks, hands-on papermaking activities, and visits with live animals, Forest Fest had something for everyone.
During the celebration Trees For Tomorrow honored the 80th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a Depression-era program that put hundreds of thousands of young men to work on federal and state projects. Thousands planted trees, reforesting Wisconsin and other areas of the country.
Six former CCCs, five from Wisconsin and one from Springfield, Mo., attended and participated in a tree-planting ceremony in recognition of the 80th anniversary. The men also were the first signers on a bench that will remain on the Trees For Tomorrow campus and serve as a lasting tribute to the CCCs.
The anniversary observance also attracted sons and daughters of CCC veterans who have passed on. They honored those men by signing their fathers’ names to the bench.
All proceeds support natural resources education for youth!