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.
Enjoy lunch or a snack while you learn in person with us or on Zoom.
Coming in person? Meet in the Riveredge Barn!
Tea & Topics are always free to join! | Ages 18+
Pre-registration is not required.
Join the Virtual Program
December 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Family Nature Club
Winter Break Edition
Let’s explore Port Washington’s Valley Creek Corridor. The creek empties into Lake Michigan, and is situated in a deep ravine. Put on your warm clothes and hiking gear to experience this special wildlife habitat.
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 Veteran’s Memorial Park Bandshell in Port Washington (address below).
All ages are welcome!
Pre-registration is required by December 26 at 12:00 pm (noon).
This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!
December 27, 2023
June 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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!
June 13, 2023