The Friends of Sandhill is an organization of interested persons from all backgrounds dedicated to furthering the interpretive, educational, and visitor service programs of Sandhill. Founded in 2002 as a non-profit 501©(3) corporation, all the activities and money raised are used to benefit Sandhill Educational/Demonstration Area and its visitors.
The 9,150-acre State Wildlife Area was named for a series of gently rolling sandy ridges crisscrossing the property. Sandhill Wildlife Area lies within the bed of ancient Glacial Lake Wisconsin - an expansive region of flat, marshy land interspersed with forests covering parts of seven counties in central Wisconsin. The property features low, sandy uplands of oak, aspen and jack pine forests, large marshes and many flowages. A small herd of American bison, white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, Canada geese, ducks, loons, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, shorebirds, songbirds, hawks, owls and furbearers find a great home here at Sandhill.
The goals of the ‘Friends” are:
- Sponsor and support interpretive and environmental education activities, seminars, lectures, and other activities that contribute to the interpretive and educational programs at Sandhill.
- Provide for the distribution or sale of appropriate nature related materials such as books, shirts, or pamphlets.
- Use any net profits at Sandhill Wildlife Area for the furtherance of its interpretive programs, facilities, resources, and trails.