By Chris Jones
The natural environment known as Schmeeckle Reserve is looking to make some new friends.
Reserve officials plan to develop a membership-based friends group aimed at getting the community involved in volunteering, running public educational programs and advocating for the 280-acre reserve.
Schmeeckle Reserve Outreach Coordinator Megan Espe is a recent graduate student from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Her thesis was based on researching how the reserve could better serve the Stevens Point community.