The Habitat Healers event happens every week at Crossroads at Big Creek during the summer months, but it is one special Saturday a year that some extra help is lended.
Every weekend for two hours beginning at 9 a.m., community members of all ages head to the tool shed at Crossroads and do their part to help with the land restoration project. On this particular Saturday, girls from the Wisconsin Lutheran College basketball team traded in their basketballs for muck boots and gloves and helped out the local community.
Speaking with Land and Facilities Manager Nick Lutzke before the event all started, he said the team has been coming to the event once a day per summer, and the day is “usually the most productive day of the year.” The girls were put to work nearly as soon as they got to Crossroads, with Lutzke even going on record to say that “it’s hard to keep up with the girls at times they work so fast.”
Crossroads at Big Creek Program Director Corey Bastan talked about the event that happens every week, mentioning that the program runs from around Earth Day to the end of September one day per weekend. If you cannot make the dates that are set for Habitat Healers, Bastan says to contact Crossroads and they will point you in the right direction for events.