Stewards of the Dells of the Wisconsin River

The mission of the Stewards of the Dells of the Wisconsin River is to preserve and protect the unique scenic, historic, geological, and archaeological features and ecological well-being of the Wisconsin Dells river corridor from Nine Eagles at the mouth of the Lemonweir River south to the Rocky Islands in the Lower Dells and to promote good stewardship practices and responsible land and water use through education, advocacy, and coalition-building.

With this goal in mind, our top priorities are:

  • to raise funds to facilitate the purchase of conservancy easements on the Upper and Lower Dells river corridor in conjunction with the Natural Heritage Land Trust,
  • to work with the Wisconsin DNR to extend the boundaries of the State Natural Area,
  • to work with the townships of Delton, Dell Prairie, Lyndon and Newport, and the Village of Lake Delton, to create at least a 200-foot conservancy zone along the along the Dells river corridor,
  • to work with the School District of Wisconsin Dells and Trinity Lutheran School to promote our mission among Dells area youth through annual art contests and other activities,
  • to offer accurate information to landowners and local governments concerning sustainable development and zoning options available to them that are consistent with protecting the Dells river corridor,
  • to achieve uniformity in the aesthetic standards and guidelines all along the Wisconsin River and work toward beautiful, litter-free, sign-free communities bordering the river,
  • to protect and enhance native ecosystems along the river corridor by working with landowners and local governments, and
  • to promote river safety for all recreational users of the river corridor.



Contact Stewards of the Dells of the Wisconsin River

Debbie Kinder
1510 River Road
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin  53965
Phone: 608-253-6658


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Wisconsin

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