Lassa Congratulates MREA on Tourism Grant

$25,000 grant will help promote eco-friendly travel

MADISON – State Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) issued the follow statement to congratulate the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) on receiving a $25,000 Joint Effort Marketing Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism for its “Point Back to the Land” promotion:

“MREA has played such an important role in promoting conservation awareness and action in Central Wisconsin, and it’s great to see the organization combining that mission with helping attract environmentally-aware visitors to the Stevens Point area. The ‘Point Back to the Land’ campaign highlights outdoor recreation, shopping for sustainable produce and art, educational opportunities, and other eco-tourism activities.  It also guides visitors to lodging facilities that limit their ecological impact and restaurants that feature locally-sourced food.   It’s an innovative promotion that will boost local tourism and bring eco-conscious visitors together with businesses that share their values.  I congratulate MREA on the Tourism award and wish the ‘Point Back to the Land’ campaign the greatest success.”