Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon

May 7 @ 9-11, 11:30-1:30, 2-4, 4:30-6:30

Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon

On Tuesday May 7th, 2024 from 9am-6:30pm Riveredge Nature Center will be hosting a Mustard Pull-A-Thon as a part of Southeastern Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium’s Annual Garlic Mustard Pull-A-Thon. Learn more about SEWISC Pull-a-thon and Riveredge here!

With the help of extraordinary volunteers Riveredge will be able to reclaim a significant portion of the land at the Mayhew Woods from invasive Mustard plants.The pull-a-thon is a competition, a fundraiser, and a way for people to join together to have a positive impact on their environment. Our natural areas need your help to avoid the damage that invasives cause!

With timeslots at 9am, 11:30am, 2pm, and 4:30pm volunteers will join Riveredge staff for 2 hours of mustard pulling. All supplies will be provided! This opportunity is open to individuals and groups of up to 100 people at a time. Volunteers may be as young as 13 years old with supervision by an adult as well as a signed waiver for anyone under 18.

Pre-registration is required by May 3 at 11:55 pm.

Volunteers should park and meet at Fireman’s Park in Newburg (address below).

Please reach out to Hannah Sedgwick (hsedgwick@riveredge.us) with any questions or requested accommodations. We look forward to working with you in May!

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May 7 @ 9:00 am 6:30 pm

508 Main St.
Newburg, WI 53060 United States

Research & Conservation Volunteer Fair

April 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Research & Conservation Volunteer Fair

Are you curious about bird banding? Want to help with water quality monitoring? Interested in learning about the various species surveys conducted at Riveredge? Riveredge is hosting a Research and Conservation Volunteer Fair where we can help answer all of your questions, tell you a little bit more about volunteer expectations, and next steps!

Volunteer opportunitites presented at the fair include:
– Milwaukee River Lake Sturgeon Rehabilitation Program
– Bluebird Survey
– Water Action Volunteer Monitoring Project
– and more!

All ages welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult

This volunteer fair is free to attend.

Pre-register by April 19 at 11:55 pm or register at the fair.

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April 20 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Family Nature Club: Milwaukee River Clean Up

April 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Family Nature Club Milwaukee River Clean Up

Looking for a way to make a difference this upcoming Earth Day? We encourage you to particpate in this amazing opportunity. Join the Milwaukee Riverkeeper Spring Cleanup for a morning of cleaning up our beloved Milwaukee river. There are three locations to choose from, take your pick! Ms. Rachel will be at Peninsula Park in Saukville. Other Riverdge educators will be at Fireman’s Park in Newburg and Lime Kiln Park in Grafton.

All ages are welcome!

Pre-registration required by April 18 at 11:55 pm, though all Spring Cleanup Sites do take walk-ups on the day of–you’ll just have to register on arrival.

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April 20 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

Volunteer and Learn: Herbaceous Invasive Species Management

May 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteer and Learn: Herbaceous Invasive Species Management

Looking for an opportunity to get outside and volunteer at Riveredge? Please join us for a day of working and learning together as we strive to control invasive species, like garlic mustard and dames rocket, at Riveredge. Do you have invasive species in your yard or your community? Come learn how to identifiy these plants, why they damage our native landscape and what we all can do about it!

Ages 12+

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

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May 13, 2023 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Frog and Toad Survey Orientation

March 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Frog and Toad Survey Orientation

Riveredge is seeking citizen-scientists interested in collecting data for one of the longest running amphibian monitoring efforts in North America, the Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey! Coordinated by the Wisconsin DNR, this citizen science-based monitoring program helps researchers understand the status and population trends of Wisconsin’s 12 frog and toad species. At this orientation, you will learn to identify frog and toad calls, learn the survey protocol and sign up to conduct surveys. Surveys begin after sunset and are weather dependent.

Contact Jana Gedymin, jgedymin@riveredge.us, with questions.

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

All ages welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration required by March 21 at 11:59pm

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March 22, 2023 @ 5:30 pm 7:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
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Volunteer and Learn: Herbaceous Invasive Species Management

May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteer and Learn: Herbaceous Invasive Species Management

Looking for an opportunity to get outside and volunteer at Riveredge? Please join us for a day of working and learning together as we strive to control invasive species, like garlic mustard and dames rocket, at Riveredge. Do you have invasive species in your yard or your community? Come learn how to identify these plants, why they damage our native landscape, and what we all can do about it!

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May 6, 2023 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
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Become a Water Action Volunteer

May 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Become a Water Action Volunteer

Join Milwaukee Riverkeeper and Riveredge staff to learn how to assess the water quality of a nearby stream or river. You’ll find out how to identify aquatic invertebrates and do five water quality tests. Monitors are asked to conduct tests monthly during the summer and submit their data to the statewide Water Action Volunteers website.

Ages 12+

For questions, and to register, contact Mary Holleback at 262-416-1224 or mholleback@riveredge.us.

Please register by May 5 at 3:00 pm.

This event is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated! Riveredge suggests a donation of $5 per participant.

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May 6, 2023 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
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CRP Storm Drain Stenciling in Saukville

April 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Community Rivers Program Storm Drain Stenciling in Saukville

As the seasons change, have you ever wondered what happens to the leaves as they fall? We all know littering is bad, but ’leaf litter’ is a separate ecological issue for our waterways. Join the Community Rivers Program to clean out our storm drains! Along the way you will learn more about how fallen leaves deposit an excess of nutrients into our waterways & what you can do to minimize this! Sign up as a group or an individual; we provide the supplies and you provide the manpower!

This program is free and for Saukville Residents Only

Location for program and parking: Veterans Park

Ages 5+ | Children must be accompanied by an adult

Pre-registration required by April 24 at 11:59 pm

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April 25, 2023 @ 4:30 pm 6:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
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CRP Storm Drain Stenciling in Fredonia

April 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Community Rivers Program Storm Drain Stenciling in Fredonia

As the seasons change, have you ever wondered what happens to the leaves as they fall? We all know littering is bad, but ’leaf litter’ is a separate ecological issue for our waterways. Join the Community Rivers Program to clean out our storm drains! Along the way you will learn more about how fallen leaves deposit an excess of nutrients into our waterways & what you can do to minimize this! Sign up as a group or an individual; we provide the supplies and you provide the manpower!

This program is free and for Fredonia Residents Only

Location for program and parking: Garton’s Co. Milwaukee Furniture Products

Ages 5+ | Children must be accompanied by an adult

Pre-registration required by April 17 at 11:59 pm

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April 18, 2023 @ 4:30 pm 6:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
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CRP Storm Drain Stenciling in Newburg

April 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Community Rivers Program Storm Drain Stenciling in Newburg

As the seasons change, have you ever wondered what happens to the leaves as they fall? We all know littering is bad, but ’leaf litter’ is a separate ecological issue for our waterways. Join the Community Rivers Program to clean out our storm drains! Along the way you will learn more about how fallen leaves deposit an excess of nutrients into our waterways & what you can do to minimize this! Sign up as a group or an individual; we provide the supplies and you provide the manpower!

This program is free and for Newburg Residents Only

Location for program and parking: Newburg Community Center

Ages 5+ | Children must be accompanied by an adult

Pre-registration required by April 10 at 11:59 pm

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April 11, 2023 @ 4:30 pm 6:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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