Ben Bergey, Director Wisconsin State Parks visited Amery and the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail on Monday. Ben and Bill Zager, President Friends of Wisconsin State Parks (FWSP) had a meeting, while riding the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail, Amery to Lotus Lake Park, and they discussed FWSP/ WiDNR cooperative efforts.
Ben was very impressed by the diverse scenery, the condition of the trail and the trimming of the vegetation as well as improvement projects. Ben and Bill would like to thank the Friends of Stower Seven Lakes State Trail for keeping the trail and corridor in such great condition. Also extend a thank you to the Friends, students from Amery and Osceola High Schools and Pleasant Lake 4-H Club for the co-operative effort in recent trail maintenance and interpretative improvements, partially funded by a matching grant from FWSP. The improvement projects include the planting of the Butterfly Garden at the Nye Parking Lot, and building and installation of bluebird and wood duck houses along the trail. All of this added up to a very great experience riding the trail.