Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Izaak Walton League Planning Improvements To Osprey Point Property

The Brown County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is planning some significant improvements to the property it manages in Bellevue, often referred to as Osprey Point.

The master plan includes a natural playground that consists of a log balancing area, sand play pit, wading pond, willow tunnel, labyrinth, post maze, bee and butterfly gardens, youth archery range and new hiking trails and council ring.  Proposed improvements are shown on the following conceptual plan.

The League is hoping to make the site filled with opportunities to connect and engage children with nature.

As part of the planning process, the Brown County Chapter is hosting a Master Plan Presentation meeting for Monday, March 11th at 6pm.  The meeting will take place at Legends of De Pere.  For more information, contact Jodi Arndt at (920) 639-2302 or email

Osprey Point is located in the Village of Bellevue along County Highway GV.  It is an 80 acre conservancy area maintained by the Brown County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League. The Chapter raised funds in 1991 and purchased the land to protect and preserve this natural treasure. The property was donated to the Village of Bellevue and leased back to the Brown County Chapter (a 100 year lease) with the intent that it be maintained as a nature conservancy area.

The Izaak Walton League has maintained the conservancy area for all area residents to enjoy, at no cost to Bellevue taxpayers. Osprey Point is the only natural conservancy area in Bellevue. It’s a peaceful place that provides a benefit for the entire community, offering residents a place to enjoy nature and wildlife.