The Public Outreach Committee is charged with developing and implementing an outreach plan to promote county land and water conservation programs and services. The goal of the Public Outreach Committee is to increase public awareness and support for county land and water conservation efforts.


Committee Members
Katie Abbott, Iowa County LWCD, Chair
Dani Santry, Calumet County LWCD, Vice-Chair
Paul Backhaus, Washington County LWCD, Secretary

Casey Bennett, Columbia County LWCD
Catherine Higley, Vilas County LWCD
Retta Isaacson, Pierce County LWCD
Cassie Kohls, Outagamie County LWCD
Zach Laughlin, Fond du Lac LWCD
Carroll Merry, Washington County LCC
Erin Moran, Dane County LWCD
Chris Murphy, Rock County LWCD
Carolyn Pralle, Adams County LWCD
Brian Sadler, Sauk County LWCD
Tara Wachowski, Manitowoc County LWCD

Kristin Teston, WI Land+Water
Michael Hook, WI Land+Water
Coreen Fallat, DATCP

Approved Minutes

Sept. 29 (Pending Approval)
Nov. 8

Guiding Principles

Mission: Increase internal WI Land+Water capacity and public support for county land and water conservation efforts.

Guiding Principles »

Upcoming Meetings

For more information about meetings, visit the Community Calendar.

More Info


We know that communications and outreach can often feel overwhelming because of the cost and time. Fortunately, there there are many communications tools that are actually free and easy to use!

Want to maintain a schedule of when to post your social media content? Try Hootsuite, a platform to help you schedule posts across all your social networks in just a few clicks. The free account allows you to connect two social media profiles, saving you time and ensuring that your pages are regularly and consistently updated!

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Unsplash is a source of freely usable images, including beautiful wildlife and landscape pictures. It's a great free alternative to Adobe Stock. Adding "Wisconsin" before your search will find images taken right here in our state. Try a search for "Wisconsin nature" to see some stunning images of our natural resources!

Check out these helpful videos for more outreach tips and tricks!

We hope to continue developing resource videos for our members. Please let us know if there are any topics you'd like to see covered!

Social Media Platforms

Learn more about about using the different social media platforms from Zach Laughlin, Watershed Outreach Coordinator for Fond du Lac County.

Camera Setup

Zach Laughlin, Watershed Outreach Coordinator for Fond du Lac County, explains more about cameras setups--from DSLRs to iPhones. Check out Zach's tips for getting the best footage using your phone to get a cinematic shot!


Learn more about Canva with Zach! This is a free and easy graphic design tool with hundreds premade, editable templates that will take your designs to the next level and save you time!