“We’re only caretakers of the land for a short while,” Don Koepsel said. Though in Don’s case his land, which includes a high-quality marsh, has been in his family for over five generations.
When Don signed up for a wetland landowner workshop from Wisconsin Wetlands Association, he also signed up his 12-year-old grandson, Aiden. “It was an opportunity for the two of us to learn more about wetlands,” said Don, who plans to pass his property on to his grandkids. Now, thanks to WWA and Don, Aiden has some of the expertise he needs as future steward of the land.