Jake Gerlach is a Hometown Hero

(Whitewater Unites Lives submission) Jake Gerlach is a WUL Hometown Hero, and has been nominated “For leading twice-weekly hikes in the Kettle Moraine and surrounding areas for 23 years, and for sharing his in-depth knowledge of the local flora.”

Jake Gerlach is a Hometown Hero

His nomination includes:  “For those who enjoy being outdoors, hiking is a wonderful activity but no one wants to be lost in the woods or repeat the same trails all the time.  Jake is so knowledgeable on the entire trail system of the Kettle Moraine and the surrounding areas.  Plus, he is knowledgeable on the local flora so we hikers get great exercise with a learning experience.  Hikers meet Jake at 4 p.m. at the Highway 12 trail head on Tuesdays, on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. from the same point and in winter from the John Muir trail heads.” 

(Jake with his team of hikers)

WUL (Whitewater Unites Lives) is a locally-focused civil and human rights group that works to connect the people in our community and to create opportunities for all people to learn and support each other in our common humanity.   

 Anyone who would like to nominate a local hero of any age should send their nomination, with a short description, to whitewaterunites@gmail.com 

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