Manitou Fund purchases large tract of Wilder Forest

The purchase of 325 acres of Wilder Forest in May Township by the Manitou Fund was disclosed recently.  Manitou Fund is the financing entiity supporting Warner Nature Center.  This piece includes 200 acres that had been previously announced as under consideration by the DNR and would have included public access to Lake Terrapin for fishing and hunting.  <!--break-->The proximity to Warner Nature Center and their outdoor classes for school children was a concern for the public and Warner Nature Center Staff.  The District expressed its support for this transaction previously as a way to preserve water qualtiy in one of the District's most pristine shallow lakes.