Local Rotary clubs build new dock at Hamus Nature Preserve
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Sunrise Rotary Club and Marshfield Noon Rotary Club joined together to supply funds, secure a Rotary District 6250 matching grant, and also provide the manpower to build a new dock at the catch-and-release pond at Hamus Nature Preserve & Recreational Area.
Both Rotary clubs allocated $2,750, and the matching Rotary District 6250 grant, which comes from a collection of 63 Rotary clubs in Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota, made a total of $11,000 available for the construction of a second dock at the park. The pond previously had only one dock that could become crowded.
“This really was an ideal project to work on as a Rotarian because (it) provided something for our community, and it really shows the power of the network created by Rotary clubs in our area, around that state, and all over the world,” said Ben Bauer, president of the Marshfield Sunrise Rotary Club.
Bauer added, “Both clubs were able to contribute 25 percent of the total needed for the project, and through the power of a matching grant from Rotary District 6250, we were able to maximize those dollars and complete a project that we really hope people go out and enjoy.
“Hamus Park is one of those hidden gems in Marshfield with the nice large shelters, a fishing pond, and beautiful trails through the woods. If you haven’t been to Hamus Park, I highly recommend visiting the park, walking the trails, and hopefully taking advantage of the nice new dock.”
Both Marshfield Rotary Clubs have a mission of providing service to others, promoting integrity, and advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace through fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. For more information visit marshfieldsunriserotary.com or marshfieldrotary.org.