Donald Jackson – I have been a Friends volunteer since 2002. I joined the Friends of MacKenzie because I have always loved nature and the outdoors. Being a Friend allows me to enjoy both! I participate in many ways which is one of the reasons I joined. You can be involved in as many activities as … Read More
I joined the Friends of MacKenzie shortly after moving to Poynette in the spring of 2006. My history with the MacKenzie Center and the Friends group over this past decade has been full of varied roles and responsibilities. As an employee of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation (WWF) I held positions as the MacKenzie Center’s Lead … Read More
The Friends of MacKenzie Environmental Center Articles of Incorporation were filed in December, 1978, and I have been a member ever since. I joined the Friends because it was easy to share the enthusiasm and vision of some of the early members who foresaw the need for educating grade school students on conservation and environmental … Read More
My first association with MacKenzie occurred over 50 years ago. My husband, being a shirt-tail relative of Lydia MacKenzie, was well aware of the facility and we soon spent many Sunday afternoons having a picnic, sledding, or watching the wildlife. It became the place to go with our children. As a fourth grade teacher, I … Read More
I have been a member for 14 years and a member of the board for the last 2.5 years, currently hold the VP position. I have been involved in the Maple Program, trail clearing, invasive species removal, wood splitting, building bridges, amongst others. My aim is to continue following the proud tradition of the Friends.
I joined the Friends of MacKenzie in 2014 and have volunteered in the Finishing House canning maple syrup with Don Jackson and my husband, Don Buttery (there are a lot of Dons here!) I became a new board member in 2018. I have been a fan of the MacKenzie Center since I was a child … Read More
I became a Friends volunteer in 2015 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2018. I was raised and presently live in Madison, but for many years my family owned property north of MacKenzie along Rocky Run Creek. It was on this property where I developed an appreciation for nature and outdoor activities … Read More
My volunteer experiences with the Friends of MacKenzie began in 2016. I have discovered it to be a very worthwhile organization. As a retired teacher, I recognize the outstanding educational opportunities the MacKenzie Center provides to the young people of our state as extremely important. I enjoy supporting these adventures however I am able. An … Read More