Split the Plate is one of UUCW’s programs of outreach and generosity. Each month we give half of all undesignated offering monies to a non-profit organization as a way to help us live our Unitarian Universalist values and serve our community.
For March, our Split the Plate partner organization is Tall Pines Conservancy. Tall Pines is a nationally accredited non-profit Land Trust whose mission is “to preserve our rural heritage by protecting remaining farmland, water resources, and natural areas and open spaces adjacent to and impacting Northwestern Waukesha County.” Tall Pines Conservancy has preserved nearly 1500 acres of prime farmland and open space in Waukesha County and is well on its way to protecting 1000 more acres in 2020. They actively seek to engage the community by running educational programs and events on conservation topics and land preservation techniques. And, through a strategic partnership with the Oconomowoc Watershed Protection Program, they assist farmers and other landowners to implement sustainable land management practices to reduce phosphorus levels in our rivers, lakes, and streams.