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                 TPC’s mission is to preserve our rural heritage by protecting
             remaining farmland, water resources, natural areas and open spaces
                          impacting Northwestern Waukesha County.

          TPC will have permanently protected a significant portion of remaining
         farmland, water resources, natural and open space impacting Northwestern
        Waukesha County. We will have successfully cultivated a common land ethic
              by having affected public policy through education and advocacy.

                                                                                                 2009 Annual Report

P.O. Box 65 • Nashotah, WI 53058 • tel 262-369-0500 • fax 262-367-5245
email info@tallpinesconservancy.org • visit www.tallpinesconservancy.org

The Tall Pines Conservancy is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization.

       Printed on recycled paper.           Back/front photo: Koepke Family Farm by Kim Koepke
                                                                                                              SUPPORTER continued...    Art Harrington              Judy Stark
                                                                                                              Mary & Ron Siepmann       Susan & Jim Hatch           Mary & John Stocking
                                                                                                              Jayne & Reginald Smith    Peggy & Tim Helz            Tamara Swan
Message from Our President...                                                                                 Jeff Spence                Elizabeth & Ellis Herbon    John Taylor
                                                                                                              Lori & Jasbir Sra         Patricia & Donald Heyrman   Robert Trapp
    The economy has gone through a tumultuous storm, but the
awareness of retaining open space, educating interested parties on                                            Mary & Sandy Syburg       Sharon & Mike Hipp          Heidi & Mark von Hagke
conservation easements and monitoring of the easements, as well as obtaining necessary support                Mary & William Talbot     Margaret & Win Hollister    Jo & Robert Wagner
funding, has been on a steady course.                                                                         Jane & Scott Tanis        Joyce & Jim Huber           Holly & Steve Warner
    Tall Pines Conservancy’s staff, in concert with our Board Members and many volunteers, has been            Bob Thome                 Jeremy Irwin                Faye & Richard Wetzel
implementing the Tall Pines’ mission statement of preserving farmland, open space and water resources                                   Paddy & Guy Kieckhefer      Jodi & Cully White
                                                                                                              Dwyn von Bereghy
in the northwest Waukesha County environs.
    In addition to the eleven Board Members, five of whom serve as Committee Chairs, there are                 Lori & Richard Watt       Betty & Kevin Klink
39 volunteers who serve the various committees, offering ideas and planning assistance, as well as             Karen & Greg Wilkey       Sharon & Allen Koenig       SENTRY $50-$74
physical assistance in implementing the various programs and activities. It is an understatement to say       Madonna & Jay Williams    Kim & John Koepke           Christa & Scot Banholzer
that without the volunteers assisting the staff and Board Members, Tall Pines could not carry on. A                                      Mary & Adel Korkor          Sue & Dennis Czarniak
sincere “Thank You!” to all dedicated open space believing volunteers! While we always welcome new
volunteers, know that TPC will also be looking for three to four new Board Members who represent
                                                                                                              GUARDIAN $75-$249         Kim & Dean Krotts           Jim & Sally Eichstedt
specific skills and geographic locations.                                                                      Bee Anderson              Julie & Tim Lamont          Cynthia & Craig Ficenec
    2009 proved to be a positive year with financial donations derived from varied activities to support       Sara Barczak              Lola & Bob Loepfe           Karen & Kenneth Flitz
our endeavors. The support of staff and volunteer activities was funded, in part, by themed fund raising       Bardes Products, Inc.     Susan Loomans               Janet & Jack Grimm
dinners; we are thankful for the dedication and donations of these concerned individuals who hosted           Sarah & John Bartosz      Katy & Fred Luedke          Paul Kanter
and attended these events.                                                                                                              Andrea & Iain Mackay        Tom Kranick
                                                                                                              Blythe & Alton Bathrick
    Our Executive Director, as well as several Board Members, attended seminars throughout the year,
and implemented their knowledge through our various activities and programs. Tall Pines was also              Ann Beier                 Ron Nash & Susan Marguet    Gae & Fred Lach
instrumental in coordinating the desires and planning efforts of the Town of Oconomowoc, Waukesha              Peggy & Richard Berk      Fred McGaver                Paula Mayer
County and the Town of Ashippun, Dodge County to apply for the Agricultural Enterprise Areas                  Susie & Terry Bischoff     Leonard Noll                Kathleen & David Mesick
Program offered by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection.                      Linda & Dan Braun         Terry & Peter Ogden         Bunkie Miller
    Board Members and Staff responded to many inquiries this past year relative to open space                                            Carrie & Glen O’Malley      Laura Mullins
                                                                                                              Kathy & Robert Brumder
planning and easement formation. We know that such inquiries are but the start of a long term analysis
of one’s position on conservation issues as well as the financial options. This process often takes years      Vicki Blachly-Burnett     Augie Pabst                 Mary Dell Pritzlaff
of maturation. Know that Tall Pines staff will be here to accommodate final considerations. Know, too,          John Clair                Janet & Eric Parker         Nancy Reiland
that current annual revenues allow TPC to keep pace with current financial demands, but the length of          Kathy & Kevin Coakley     Ray Peebles                 Lori Schneider
the process requires continued financial assistance to keep the organization viable!                           Cheri & Jim Cope          Carol & Benjamin Pratt
    The preparation of TPC’s annual budget typically reflects the past year’s income and expenses and                                    Sharon & Michael Pretasky   ADVOCATE $15-$49
                                                                                                              Maripat & Tom Dalum
deviations therein, along with the organization’s long term goals. So it should be with our personal
budget planning. A recent article in the USA Today newspaper addressed the book ‘The Art of Giving:           Paula & Paul Decker       Cindy & Tom Price           Amy & Thomas Amherdt
Where the Soul meets the Business Plan’. The article stated that one’s yearly budget should include           Gabi & Tom Eschweiler     Betty Quadracci             Julie Bohen
philanthropy, but to avoid surprises, or fear, that may interfere with your retirement plans. Whether         Cynthia & Jim Ethington   Beth & Paul Raab            EJ Brumder
one donates $50, $500, $5,000, or more, one should identify what they are really interested in,               Cindy & Dennis Evinrude   Mary & Ross Read            Denise & James Buchanan
knowing that one should not give with emotion only. It was stated that where one’s soul meets one’s                                     June Rector                 Carol & David Falstad
                                                                                                              James Ewens
business plan is where passion and budget get together.
    Tall Pines Conservancy’s mission is to preserve our area’s rural heritage. It is a mission based on the   Kathryn & Raja Flores     Gail & Rob Ritter           Avery Goodrich
need of the soul to enjoy the ecologic and visual benefits of open space, balanced with the economic           Jessica & Dennis Foley    Carol Rosenthal             Nancy Lannert
need of agricultural enterprises and the necessity to minimize the oftentimes unwarranted taxation            Angela & Allen Frater     Karen & Andy Sawyer         Audrey Lasse
caused by urban sprawl.                                                                                       Anne & Tom Frentzel       Debbie & Mark Schaefer      Carolynn Leaman
    The Staff, Board Members and volunteers of Tall Pines Conservancy deeply appreciate your fruitful                                    Ken Schmidt                 Lindsey Mages
                                                                                                              Kathy & Stuart Friend
time and donations, as well as your referrals of TPC’s mission to others. Thank you for keeping Tall
Pines Conservancy in your soul and in your financial plan.                                                     Victoria & Terry Gaynor   Susie & Matt Schneider      Pamela Millen
    It is the Board’s pleasure to serve the mission of Tall Pines Conservancy.                                Peggy & Troy Giles        Kathy & John Seiberlich     Liesl Schultz
                                                                                                              Kris & Curt Gustafson     Kristin & John Sheehan      Town of Delafield
Respectfully,                                                                                                 Peggy & Peter Haesler     Carol & Robert Sitzberger   Town of Merton
Truman D. Schultz                                                                                                                       Maureen & Rick Stalle       Waukesha County
                                                                                                              Judy Hansen
           Thanks to All Our Generous Supporters                                                   2009 Goals & Accomplishments
                                                                                                   Maximize the number of acres protected by
       Tall Pines Conservancy wishes to recognize and thank the following individuals for          conservation agreements...
       their outstanding support. In the past 10 years, TPC has preserved over 600 acres!
        Without this support, TPC would not have accomplished such significant success.             • TPC facilitated a application process to a voluntary
                                                                                                     DATCP program whereby agricultural lands in the Town                   board of directors
2 0 0 9                         Provident Realty Company
                                                                  SUPPORTER $250-$499
                                                                  Amy & Kent Attwell
                                                                                                     of Oconomowoc—Waukesha County and the Town of
STEWARDSHIP                                                                                          Ashippun—Dodge County could become part of an                          Truman D. Schultz
                                Caran & Joel Quadracci            Eileen & David Baldus              Agricultural Enterprise Area, promoting agribusiness and               President
                                Lynn & Paul Rix                   Elizabeth & Flint Bridge           potential tax incentives while setting aside their land from
Kathe & Bill Biersach
                                Claire Rolfs                      Pam & Joe DeRosa                   development for 15 years. We worked closely with officials               Steven M. Traudt
Grace & Steve Boysa                                                                                  from Waukesha and Dodge Counties, as well as the Towns                 Vice President
                                Mary & Tom Rolfs                  Barbara & Wolfgang Dorner
Nancy & Sam Bradt                                                                                    of Oconomowoc and Ashippun.
                                Thomas J. Rolfs Foundation        Alicia & Pat Dupies                                                                                       R. Jeffrey Harris
Buchanan Family Foundation
                                Mae & Jerome Sayles               Suzy & John Dyrud                                                                                         Secretary
Burkwald Family Foundation                                                                         • TPC refined and enhanced our conservation plan through
                                Barbara & Truman Schultz          Doolittle Charitable Trusts        our mapping system identifying 5 priority project areas.
Elaine Burke
                                Anne & Fritz Seidel               Toni & Daniel Flesch                                                                                      Jeffrey E. Spence
Michele & Derek Deubel                                                                               We developed a landowner outreach strategy that includes
                                Stackner Family Foundation        Grace & Peter Friend                                                                                      Treasurer
D.R.E.A.M. Fund                                                                                      landowner packets with pertinent information and landowner
                                Trainer Family Foundation         Mary Jane & Don Gallo              questionnaires. Our outreach strategies included working with          William D. Biersach
Joan Dukes
                                Kathleen & Steve Traudt           Jill & Andy Gehl                   landowners in the Towns of Oconomowoc, Merton, Delafield                Samuel E. Bradt
Lara & Hank Ehrsam
                                *Windhover Foundation             Faye Carney Gehl Trust, Inc.       and Ashippun.                                                          Charles P. Brumder
Carol & Tom Ehrsam
                                                                  Claire Greene                                                                                             Ray J. Peebles
Alian Farnham Fund                                                                                 • A partnership was begun in 2009 with Quad/Graphics, The                Caran H. Quadracci
Four Four Foundation
                                PROTECTOR $500-$999               Gordon Gunnlaugsson
                                                                                                     Nature Conservancy, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, Carroll             Theodore R. Rolfs
                                Victoria & Frank Boucher          Scott Haag                                                                                                Anne E. Sheedy Seidel
John Gehl                                                                                            University and SEWRPC to develop common management
                                Patty & Steve Brink               Elizabeth & Chris Harned           strategies for Camp/Quad and the adjoining Zinn Preserve in
Greater Milwaukee
  Foundation–Anthony &
                                Katie & Charlie Brumder           Lisa & Mike Harris                 Washington County.                                                     staff
                                Kathy & Guy Crane                 Christine & Tim Hentges
  Andrea Bryant Family Fund                                                                                                                                                 Susan Buchanan
                                Susan Buchanan &                  Mary & Tag Hobert                Raise public awareness and
Laura Gralton                                                                                                                                                               Executive Director
                                  Michael Davis                   Robert Karnauskas                support for our mission...
Jean & Tom Harbeck
                                Judy & Tim Fredman                Barbara & Dennis Klein                                                                                    Katie Brumder
Cynthia & Jeff Harris                                                                               • TPC organized the First Family Day at Camp/Quad. The free
                                Patty & Robert Gardner            Mary & James Koepke                                                                                       Administrative
Kasdorf Family                                                                                       family fun day highlighted land preservation and featured nature
                                Kubale Family Foundation          Gretchen & Larry                                                                                          Coordinator
  Trust-Kaztex Companies                                                                             hikes, fishing, archery, nature based arts and crafts, a mountain
                                Cathy & Jim Liebert                  Lemmenes
Arthur C. Kootz Foundation                                                                           man reenactment and carriage rides attracting 200 attendees.
                                Julie & David Meier               Jean Lindemann
Carol & Rob Manegold
                                Jennifer & John Quadracci         Beth & Sean Major                • The first “Ride to the Barns” a cycling event that highlighted
Sally Manegold
                                Marjorie Reed                     Jean & Eugene Melzer               local farms and local food was very well received and attracted
Barbara & Tim Michels
                                Julie & Ted Rolfs                 Amy & Carl Meyer                   40 cyclists. Fall Harvest 2009 was expanded to include local
Lynn Morrison &
                                Sandy & Bill Rose                 Virginia & Doug Mills              farmers featuring local food—and met our attendance
  Barbara Althaus
                                Kim & Tom Schubert                John & JoJo Neumann                goal of 120, raising over $20,000 including expanded
Melissa & Dave Myers                                                                                 corporate sponsorships.
                                Marie Tallmadge                   Lisa & Keith Reed
National Insurance Services
                                Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP         Kathy & Bruce Rosenheimer
Nev 2/11 Foundation                                                                                • As a part of our very successful dining series, the Polo event,
                                Susan & Richard Wilke                               continued...
PLAN Foundation                                                                                      attracted over 80 attendees and was featured in M magazine,
                                                                                                     and 40 guests were treated to Tuscany Night on Beaver Lake.
             *Tall Pines gives special thanks to the Windhover Foundation
                      for their multi-year commitment of $250,000.                                                                                           continued...
                                                                                                                                 Source of Funds
2009 Goals & Accomplishments continued...                                                            2009 Statement of Activities                                       Contributions 78%
• A feature article on Camp/Quad and              • Links to invasive species informational videos   Copies of the Tall Pines Conservancy 2009 financial statements are available on request.
                                                                                                                                                                         Special Events 17%
  Tall Pines was written by Don Behm,               and to the Mid-Kettle video are now on our
                                                                                                                                                                        Earnings & Interest 5%
  environmental reporter from the Journal           website; and outside consultants are providing              Source of Funds
  Sentinel. Tall Pines also was featured in the     educational articles on land management for
  newsletters of Weiss Berzowski Brady, the         our newsletters.                                                                            Contributions 78%
                                                                                                                                Source of Funds                Amount                   Percent
  Rock River Coalition, Quad/News and
                                                                                                                        Contributions                            284,329
                                                                                                                                                Special Events 17%                           78%
  Gathering Waters.                               • We partnered with many outstanding                                  Special Events                            59,972                     17%
                                                    organizations in 2009 to work together                                                      Earnings & Interest 5%
                                                                                                                        Earnings & Interest                       17,384                      5%
• Our new TPC and Stewardship Society               to meet mutual goals in land preservation                                                                    361,685                    100%
  logos were kicked off in the 2009 spring           activities including the Mid-kettle Partners,
  newsletter, and we completed a new TPC            Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, the Rock                    Source of Funds                        Amount           Percent
  brochure. Our website was revamped to             River Coalition, Town and Country Resource         Contributions                                   284,329              78%
  include more information about active land        Conservation & Development, Drumlin                Special Events                                   59,972              17%
                                                                                                       Earnings & Interest                              17,384               5%
  management strategies.                            Area Land Trust, Greener Oconomowoc, The
                                                                                                                                                       361,685             100%
                                                    Nature Conservancy, the Waukesha County
Foster greater community                            Land Conservancy and Carroll University.
involvement in conservation...
                                                  • TPC met and surpassed our 2009                                                                                   *Use of Funds
• TPC conducted its first formal monitoring          development plan goals, our current
  training program for volunteers, and we           membership has grown to approximately 300.                             Program Services 25%
  awarded the first TPC “Volunteer of the Year”
                                                                                                                           Fund Raising 11%
  award to Julie Bohen, our mapping volunteer,
  at our 2009 Annual Meeting.                     Special thanks to all                                                    Special Events 5%        *Use of Funds
• We conducted the first Saving Rural              our 2009 volunteers!                                                   Management & General 9%
                                                                                                          Program Services 25%
  Lands workshop with Towns of Merton,                                                                                   Purchase of Development
  Oconomowoc, Ashippun, and Concord,                                                                      Fund Raising 11%
                                                                                                                         Rights 22%
  inviting TPC membership and landowners                                                                  Special Events 5%
                                                                                                                          Payment of Principal in Debt 14%
  with over 50 in attendance.
                                                                                                          Management & General 9% Net Assets 14%
                                                                                                                       Increase in
                                                                                                          Purchase of Development
                                                                                                          Rights 22%
                                                                                                                                      Use of Funds
                                                                                                            Payment of Principal in Debt 14%                           Amount           Percent
                                                                                                                         Program Services                                  89,822             25%
                                                                                                                         Fund Raising
                                                                                                            Increase in Net Assets 14%                                     38,894             11%
                                                                                                                         Special Events                                    18,752              5%
                                                                                                                         Management & General                              33,581              9%
                                                                                                                     UsePurchase of Development Amount
                                                                                                                          of Funds                    Rights               81,290
                                                                                                                                                                        Percent               22%
                                                                                                        Program Services *Payment of Principal in Debt89,822               50,000
                                                                                                                                                                              25%             14%
                                                            Photo above: TPC conducts                   Fund Raising **Increase in Net Assets             38,894          49,346
                                                                                                                                                                              11%             14%
                                                            monitoring training for 12                  Special Events                                    18,752         361,6855%           100%
                                                            volunteers in partnership with              Management & General                              33,581                9%
                                                            OWLT at Camp/Quad.                          Purchase of Development Rights                    81,290              22%
                                                                                                        *Payment cash during in Debt                      50,000              14%
                                                                                                     *Tall Pines usedof Principal 2009 to pay down debt incurred in 2005 to purchase development rights.
                                                                                                        **Increase in Net Assets                          49,346
                                                                                                     Interest on the debt is included in Management and General. At the end of14% the principal balance
                                                            Photo on left: Guenther
                                                                                                     on the debt was $50,000. The last principal payment361,685 is due at 100% of 2010.
                                                                                                                                                         of $50,000          the end
                                                            Family Farm, Ashippun AEA.               **This amount represents the net Increase in Net Assets after the Purchase of Development Rights and
                                                                                                     Payment of Principal on Debt.

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