Agency Fund Holder Spotlight – Butte des Morts Conservation Club

Winneconne Area Community Foundation


Agency Fund Holder Spotlight:
Butte des Morts Conservation Club


Mission Statement

In striving to Conserve, Preserve, and Restore the upper Winnebago pool lakes and their tributaries, wetlands, and natural resources, and specifically Terrell’s Island, the Butte des Morts Conservation Club (BDMCC) takes an active approach to environmental issues through public awareness, education, and hands-on projects. Efforts are focused on balancing the provision and restoration of natural habitats for native fish and wildlife with offering the public educational and recreational (hiking trail) opportunities.

Vision Statement

BDMCC will continue its commitment to the Conservation, Preservation, and Restoration of the upper Winnebago pool lakes and their tributaries, including Terrell’s Island, through projects and funding generated for such purposes, and in partnerships with the Department of Natural Resources, Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, local businesses, educational institutions, and community members, so that future generations are provided the opportunity to experience an outstanding natural resource.


BDMCC’s most recent ongoing project is the Samers Bay Breakwall Project. Samers Bay Breakwall Project will help improve water quality, restore habitat, and create substantial water exchange to improve water quality within Terrell Island. This will be accomplished by removing 2,200 feet of existing breakwall and removing rock around five islands inside Terrell Island to build the new breakwall and to prevent erosion. Due to a mild winter, work was not able to be done on the project this year.

The Butte des Morts Conservation Club Fund was established in 2014 to support activities of the club to conserve, preserve, and restore the Upper Winnebago Pool Lakes and their tributaries, its wetlands, and natural resources.


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