Building Use Policy

Mead and McMillan Marsh Wildlife Areas

The Stanton W. Mead Education and Visitor Center is a state-owned building which may be used by a variety of groups & organizations for many different purposes. This policy sets the general conditions by which the building may be used.

General Policy:

First priority for use of the building will be given to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the Friends of the Mead/McMillan Association, Inc. (FMMA). After the needs of the WDNR and FMMA are met, consideration will be given to other groups or organizations having goals and purposes related to natural resources that are compatible with the missions of the WDNR and FMMA. The building may be used for meetings, training, education programs and other similar activities deemed appropriate by the WDNR and the FMMA Building Policy & Use (BPU) Committee.

The building may not be used for political or religious purposes, for the purpose of generating income for a private party or business (i.e. commercial purposes), or for private celebrations such as weddings, anniversaries, class reunions, etc. Use of the building may be denied at the discretion of the WDNR and FMMA’s, BPU Committee.

Groups wishing to use the building after normal business hours, on weekends or at busy times of the year, may be denied occupancy based solely on the availability of staff to open, close, and monitor the use of the building.

Obligations of Users

Users must take reasonable precautions to ensure the building is kept clean and undamaged. Users are responsible for any damages done during the use of the building and will be billed for these damages or unusual cleaning costs. Users will be responsible for setting up tables and chairs based on their needs. Users may be responsible for taking down tables and chairs at the direction of Mead staff.

The use of tobacco is not allowed in the building. The use of alcohol may be approved on a case by case basis. Serving of food and beverages is allowed but must be approved prior to use of the building.

Recommended Donation

  • Use of indoor classroom with kitchen $175/day (max. 60)
  • Use of outdoor classroom with indoor restrooms $100/day (max. 30)
  • Use of library/conference room $75/day (max. 10)


Contact Sam De Roche for more information or to request a reservation: [email protected].

All donations are to be paid to: Friends of the Mead/McMillan Assoc., Inc.