Get fired up and join us at this year’s Chill & Grill Fundraising Event on Saturday, August 22. Enjoy the event in-person at Blue Mound Golf and Country Club with limited attendance or virtually from your home. Your choice! Both options give you the opportunity to engage in all the evening has to offer.
We’re bringing folks together to continue our mission of developing the Conservancy for Healing and Heritage’s 36-acre parcel of land while offering free access to a natural sanctuary designed to reduce stress, provide comfort, restoration and education. This meaningful connection to nature is offered through the Reiman Healing Chapel in the Woods, We Energies Foundation Healing Garden and the Lake & Nature Trails and is how we strengthen the community, one visitor at a time.
With your generous support, our goal is to raise $100,000 to fund construction of the new Educational Pier at Kopmeier Lake. The pier and observation deck will allow visitors the opportunity to take in serene and relaxing views of the spring-fed glacial lake and surrounding forestland. It will provide visitors and students the chance to observe various fish, reptile and bird species. Direct learning experiences for students of all ages will be a key activity. We will also use funds raised to support programs focused on health & well-being and environmental topics.
Above: Rendering of future Educational Pier and Observation deck
The Educational Pier also offers elementary and secondary students on field trips in addition to adults attending programs, a means for immersing themselves in a natural setting to study subjects such as environmental sciences. Students will monitor the water and wildlife, learn from nature and how our connection to it impacts the health and well-being of the community. It is designed to enhance the educational experience for visitors/students who will experience learning in a one-of-a-kind, ice-age wetland.
The Educational Pier will extend 110 ft into the lake from the lower trail to a covered observation area 360 square ft with a metal roof. A kayak storage rack and loading platform ensure a secure location for students equipment. The pier will be 6ft wide, supported by 3 inch steel pillars driven 21ft deep into the bottom of the lake. Handrails on both sides with composite decking. Resting benches will finish the observation deck.
This year’s event will feature fresh-off-the-grill summer favorites, a short program with videos, and luxury basket raffle.
Cocktail reception and raffle
Live stream begins for at-home virtual guest
Announce winners of the luxury basket raffles
At Blue Mound Golf and Country Club
Blue Mound Golf and Country Club
10122 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa
Enjoy indoor and outdoor event elements including a delicious, freshly prepared grilled dinner. The stunning course views from Blue Mound's beautiful terraces are sure to make for an enjoyable evening. Business casual dress is requested.
Blue Mound Golf and Country Club will ensure a safe, sanitary and enjoyable event. There will be additional steps above and beyond normal cleaning and sanitizing procedures, and all staff will wear protective equipment as recommended by the CDC guidelines.
At-Home Virtual Experience
Get the full Chill & Grill event experience from the comfort of your own home.
Virtual attendees can watch video interviews, purchase raffle chances through mobile bidding and watch a live stream of the program starting at 6:45pm. A link will be provided one week prior to the event to allow access to the evening's activities and bidding.
The Packing House restaurant will deliver your choice of their Summer Grill Kits right to your door on August 22nd. All their house fixings for your own grill out will be provided. Choose from the following meal options:
• USDA 8oz filet mignon with roasted garlic butter yukon gold potatoes, vegetable, and house seasoning
• Chicken or Shrimp Kabobs - Two skewers with teriyaki sauce and roasted garlic butter yukon gold potatoes
Summer Grill Kits will be delivered within a 50 mile radius of the restaurant.
We look forward to seeing you at this year's event!
Edward and Diana Cichurski
Thomas and Susan Krukowski
Friend of the Conservancy