CATEGORY : COMMUNITY – COMMUNITY PROJECTS
Lac Lawrann Conservancy:
A Lesson in Concerving
The Learning Center at Lac Lawrann Conservancy is a 3,200 SF environmentally sustainable building overlooking the Conservancy that operates in conjunction with the City of West Bend Parks and Recreation Department.
The Learning Center’s 75 person classroom provides a meeting place for student and community classes, workshops and programs. This room is also suitable for rental for private events such as parties and business meetings. The Learning Center’s upper level includes a meeting room, serving and storage rooms, reception area, and restrooms accessible from inside and out. The lower level allows a place for volunteers to store supplies and prepare programs, and a place to handle “muddy” feet.
– Photovoltaic solar panels
– LED lighting
– Porous asphalt, rain barrels, rain gardens
– Geothermal HVAC
– Upcycled doors & fixtures from old Gehl building
– Interior walls from trees (heavy timber not laminated) harvested on Lac Lawrann property
Lac Lawrann Conservancy is a 136-acre nature preserve. It is a vast expanse of water, sky, wetlands, native hardwood forest, red pine plantation, tall grass prairie, and glacial landscapes. The Conservancy serves as an outdoor classroom for over 3,000 visitors each year, including over 1,200 school children. Visitors participate in self-guided hiking and skiing, guided tours, special events, school field trips, and a variety of public programs for families and individuals of all ages.
Location: West Bend, WI