Lac Lawrann Conservancy is a 145 acres nature preserve and is contiguous with Royal Oaks park adding another 25 acres. It is a vast expanse of water, sky, wetlands, native hardwood forest, red pine plantation, tall grass prairie, and glacial landscapes. The Conservancy serves as refuge to over 300 species of plants, over 200 species of birds, and a wide variety of mammals as well as reptiles and amphibians.
The Conservancy also serves as an outdoor classroom for over 5,000 visitors each year, including over 1,200 school children. Visitors participate in self-guided hiking and skiing, guided tours, special events, school field trips, and a variety of public programs for families and individuals of all ages.
The natural diversity at the Lac Lawrann is fantastic ~forever changing with the seasons. The Conservancy is a special place for exploration, discovery, wonder, and tranquility.
Visit the Conservancy often, walk softly, and whisper~ you might just find a hidden treasure, or a four-legged friend staring back at you. Enjoy Nature at Your Doorstep!
Lac Lawrann Conservancy boasts three unique buildings. The Maurin Center, a 3200 sq. ft. facility, serves as an educational center and venue for community events. The renovated 1860s Barn is a charming three-season gathering space for conservancy activities and is available for rental. The Volunteer Center is a renovated farmhouse used by the Friends of Lac Lawrann Conservancy’s dedicated volunteers as an onsite work space.
Lac Lawrann Conservancy offers beautiful rental spaces for weddings, private parties, seminars, and business gatherings. The Maurin Center and Barn are available to rent and offer stunning natural views, outdoor options, and all the amenities needed to make your event a success. Conveniently located just 35 minutes north of NW Milwaukee, close to Mequon, Cedarburg, and Grafton.
Lac Lawrann Conservancy is a proud supporter of sustainable energy practices and uses photovoltaic (PV) solar panels to generate electricity for the Maurin Center. This 19.6 kW solar panel system generates approximately 100 kWh of electricity on a sunny summer day, which is enough to power four Wisconsin residences. Any excess electricity generated is fed back into the WE Energies electrical grid, and donors who have contributed to help pay for the PV system are recognized on small recognition plaques near the entrance to the Maurin Center.