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Southern Wisconsin Restoration Field Day

August 22 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

What is the Southern WI Restoration Field Day?

The Restoration Field Day is a gathering for ecological practitioners, vendors, property owners, naturalists, and students of all ages. This full-day workshop will make ecological management accessible to everyone.

Participants will explore a variety of land management tools, techniques, and services through field demonstrations, lecture-style presentations, hands-on learning experiences, and vendor booths led by experts in restoration ecology. Examples of offerings include planting native species, using dogs as an invasive species management tool, applying foliar herbicide applications, rare species preservation, restoration products, and more!

Why host this event at Riveredge?

Riveredge Nature Center is a 379 acre outdoor classroom consisting of forest, wetland, restored prairie and riparian habitats along the Milwaukee River. This wildlife sanctuary is the cornerstone of Riveredge’s education, research, and land stewardship, and is a legacy of Andy Larsen who served as director of Riveredge from soon after its founding until 2001. Andy’s vision and work with volunteers transformed worn-out farmland into the spectacular landscape found at Riveredge today. As we celebrate Riveredge’s 50th Anniversary in 2018, we continue to honor the legacy of Andy and his vision of education through restoration.

Who can I expect to be there?

Some of the who’s who of restoration ecology in Southeast Wisconsin! Organizations currently signed on to join us for this great day of learning and networking include: Mequon Nature Preserve, UW-Milwaukee, Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, the Wisconsin DNR, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, Johnson’s Nursery, Ozaukee County Fish Passage Program, Eco-Resource Consulting, Agricol, and the Waukesha Area Land Conservancy. More organizations and a full schedule for the day will be released closer to the event, but you can be assured there will amazing learning opportunities for every interest!

Sweet! I’m in! How do I sign up!

We’re glad you asked! The cost for the whole day, plus an included catered lunch, is only $40 for Riveredge members, $45 for non-members, or $20 for students who will be attending high school, college, or university in the fall. 

The day will be free-flowing, allowing you to choose which presentations or demos you wish to attend, so you won’t need to choose specific sessions ahead of time. Spaces are limited though, so pre-registration for the day itself is required and only available as spots remain!

You can register using the button below or if you have any questions on the day, please don’t hesistate to contact Matt Smith, Riveredge’s Land Manager, at 262-375-2715 or msmith@riveredge.us.

A huge thanks to the sponsors who are helping make this day possible:


August 22
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Matt Smith


Riveredge Nature Center
4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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(262) 375-2715