The inspiration behind The Ridges Sanctuary and founder of The Clearing Folk School in Door County will be receiving a long-overdue recognition on Saturday. Jens Jensen, who developed public parks, preserves focusing on indigenous plants and other ecological features will be inducted into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame. Roger Kuhns, who performed as Jens Jensen in character numerous times in Door County says Jenson’s legacy has lived on long after his death in 1951.
Jensen, a landscape architect, founded The Clearing in 1935 and was also instrumental in the protection of public lands and several county and state parks. The induction ceremony will be held virtually at 11 am Saturday. You can find information and registration for the event here.
(photo courtesy of Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame)