Friday Morning Bird Walks with Nathaniel Reinartz

May 17 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Friday Morning Bird Walk with Nathaniel Reinartz

Join Conservation Manager Nathaniel Reinartz on Friday mornings in spring to observe and record the amazing diversity of birds that stop and refuel at Riveredge on their migratory path. We will record our findings into e-bird and enjoy the many warbler hotspots along the Milwaukee River, as well as, tour unsurveyed land Riveredge has recently acquired.

Meet at the Visitor Center, rain or shine.

Ages 12+

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

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May 17 @ 7:30 am 9:30 am

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

Friday Morning Bird Walks with Nathaniel Reinartz

May 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Friday Morning Bird Walk with Nathaniel Reinartz

Join Conservation Manager Nathaniel Reinartz on Friday mornings in spring to observe and record the amazing diversity of birds that stop and refuel at Riveredge on their migratory path. We will record our findings into e-bird and enjoy the many warbler hotspots along the Milwaukee River, as well as, tour unsurveyed land Riveredge has recently acquired.

Meet at the Visitor Center, rain or shine.

Ages 12+

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

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May 10 @ 7:30 am 9:30 am

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

Kayaking the Milwaukee River in Newburg

May 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Kayaking the Milwaukee River in Newburg

Join us on a beautiful 6 mile paddle down the Milwaukee River to see Riveredge from a new perspective – on the water! Look out for wildlife, such as deer, eagles, and herons, as we meander through one of the most beautiful segments of the Milwaukee River. Recommended for beginners with some experience or those with a sense of adventure. We’ll provide kayaks, paddles, life jackets, and instruction. Don’t forget your sunscreen, hat, water, and enthusiasm. We will use single person kayaks. If the river’s water levels are low, we will do an alternative downriver trip in Thiensville.

Ages 10+ | Children must be accompanied by an adult

Members: $45 | Non-members: $55

Pre-registration required by May 4 at 12:00 pm (noon).

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If you need to check your membership status , please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at rbuchholz@riveredge.us or call the Riveredge office at 262-375-2715.

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May 5 @ 8:00 am 12:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Friday Morning Bird Walk

May 3 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Friday Morning Bird Walks with Nathaniel Reinartz

Join Conservation Manager Nathaniel Reinartz on Friday mornings in spring to observe and record the amazing diversity of birds that stop and refuel at Riveredge on their migratory path. We will record our findings into e-bird and enjoy the many warbler hotspots along the Milwaukee River, as well as, tour unsurveyed land Riveredge has recently acquired.

Meet at the Visitor Center, rain or shine.

Ages 12+

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

Register Here

May 3 @ 7:30 am 9:30 am

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

Tea & Topics: Beavers in the Milwaukee River (In Person and Virtual)

March 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tea & Topics Beavers in the Milwaukee River In Person and Virtual

Beavers are ecosystem engineers with the ability to build and maintain diverse wetland habitats. Beaver ponds have the potential to store and filter floodwater and increase the quality and quantity of habitat for fish, birds, mammals, and other wildlife. Cheryl Nenn from Milwaukee Riverkeeper to discuss the current beaver populations within the Milwaukee River Basin, how humans are partnering with beavers around the world to reduce flooding and increase wetlands, and how beavers might be able to play a larger role in our watershed in the future.

Coming in person? Meet in the Riveredge Barn! Otherwise, Zoom link is below.

Tea & Topics are always free to join! | Ages 18+

Pre-registration is not required.

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March 14 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Family Nature Club: Celebrate Friendship, Bring a Friend!

February 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Family Nature Club Celebrate Friendship- Bring a Friend Day!

Let’s share our love of nature with others by exploring Nichols Creek State Wildlife Area! Invite another family or bring a friend to this FNC session to uncover this “Wetland Gem.” We will hike through coniferous swamps, sedge meadows, see the waters of Nichols Creek and the North Branch of the Milwaukee River. Dress for the weather to explore the wild spaces here. If there is enough snow, when you get the reminder email the day before it will ask if you need snow shoes and what size. You will need to reply to that email to secure snowshoes for the evening.

Family Nature Club is a free offering to our community designed for kids, teens, and their families. We facilitate outdoor, environmental-education based experiences for families to enjoy together.

Meet at Nichols Creek State Wildlife Area in Plymouth (address below).

All ages are welcome!

Pre-registration is required by February 19 at 11:59 pm.

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

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February 20 @ 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

W6777 County Rd N
Plymouth, Wisconsin 53073
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Family Nature Club: River Ramblings

September 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Family Nature Club: River Ramblings

Prepare to get wet while exploring the Milwaukee River. Water shoes, clothes that can get wet, and maybe even a towel are needed for this adventure as we will be walking through the river and using tools to catch critters who call the river their home!

Family Nature Club is a free offering to our community designed for kids, teens, and their families. We facilitate outdoor, environmental-education based experiences for families to enjoy together.

Meet at Waubedonia Park in Fredonia (address below).

All ages are welcome!

Pre-registration is required by September 17 at 11:59 pm.

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

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September 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

W6777 County Rd N
Plymouth, Wisconsin 53073
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DNR Sturgeon Update

June 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Milwaukee River Lake Sturgeon Update with the Wisconsin DNR

Join WDNR fisheries biologist, Aaron Schiller to learn about the current status of the Milwaukee River Lake Sturgeon Program and what’s coming next! Since the start of the Milwaukee River Lake Sturgeon Rehabilitation Program in 2006, over 100 sturgeon have been re-captured in various WDNR surveys. The goal of the project has been to:

-Re-establish a self-sustaining spawning population of Lake Sturgeon in the Milwaukee River system
-Annually stock 1,000 fingerlings using a streamside rearing facility
-Develop sturgeon population assessments in Milwaukee River
-Adjust methods as knowledge develops to improve survival and return to the river
-Improve habitat where needed and possible

Come hear about the status of the program and bring your questions!

Pre-registration is not required. All ages are welcome! This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!


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June 13, 2023 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

W6777 County Rd N
Plymouth, Wisconsin 53073
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CRP Milwaukee River Kayak in Grafton

August 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Community Rivers Program Milwaukee River Kayak in Grafton

Paddling takes a mix of knowledge and skills! Village of Grafton residents are invited to join a Riveredge Adventure Guide at Veterans Memorial Park for an unforgettable evening paddling trip that will begin with safety and end with a splash! The best part? Grafton residents will have the chance to learn about their river and do it for free! We will use 1 person kayaks.

Registration is required and can be found through the Grafton Parks and Recreation Department Activity Guide (page 24).

Free and for Grafton Residents Only

Ages 10+ | Children must be accompanied by an adult

Grafton Parks & Rec Activity Guide

August 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

W6777 County Rd N
Plymouth, Wisconsin 53073
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CRP Family Fishing Fun in Grafton

July 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Community Rivers Program Family Fishing Fun in Grafton

Spend the afternoon on the banks of the Milwaukee River at Veterans Memorial Park with a pole in your hand and hopefully a few bites on your line! Learn how to tie a hook on your line, bait your hook, and safely cast your line into the water. With the assistance of a Community Rivers Program team member, we will try to catch and identify each fish before releasing them back into their home; The Milwaukee River. Bait is provided. A limited number of fishing poles will be available or feel free to bring your own. Children 16 and under do not require a fishing license.

Registration is not required, but highly recommended. Registration is through the Grafton Parks and Recreation Department Activity Guide (page 24).

Free and for Grafton Residents Only

Ages 10+ | Children must be accompanied by an adult

Grafton Parks & Rec Activity Guide

July 20, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 3:30 pm

W6777 County Rd N
Plymouth, Wisconsin 53073
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