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

Little Explorers Playgroup

May 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Little Explorers Playgroup

Little Explorers is a playgroup open to families with children ages 2 to 5 years old.  These naturalist guided experiences are designed with 45 minutes of structured play & exploration followed by 45 minutes of free play. Adults are encouraged to play along with their little explorers as well. Little siblings (0-1) are welcome to tag along too.

Members: $3 | Non-members: $7

Pre-register by May 29 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

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Members:

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 30 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

508 Main St.
Newburg, WI 53060 United States

Family Nature Club: Fishing Fun at Ridge Run!

May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Family Nature Club Fishing Fun at Ridge Run!

Spend the afternoon on the banks of Wells Lake in Ridge Run Park with a pole in your hand and hopefully a few bites on your line! Learn how to tie on a hook, bait your hook, and safely cast your line into the water. We will try to catch and identify each fish before releasing them back into their home.

We’ll bring some poles and bait for folks to use – or bring your own. 🙂 Fishing license required for adults. Baits and poles will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This space is stroller friendly!

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.

Park at Ridge Run Park Central entrance in West Bend (address below) and meet at the Lakeside Shelter.

All ages are welcome!

Pre-registration is required by May 20 at 11:55 pm.

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

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May 21 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

300 S University Dr
West Bend, WI 53095
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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

Nature Tots

May 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Nature Tots

Nature Tots is an early childhood program designed for learners ages 2-5 years old, accompanied by an adult guardian (little siblings ages 0-1 are welcome to tag along). A Riveredge Naturalist will focus on outdoor exploration, literacy, physical development, nature intelligence, and social development.

Members: $4 | Non-members: $8

Pre-register by May 14 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

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Members:

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 15 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

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

Nature Tots

May 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Nature Tots

Nature Tots is an early childhood program designed for learners ages 2-5 years old, accompanied by an adult guardian (little siblings ages 0-1 are welcome to tag along). A Riveredge Naturalist will focus on outdoor exploration, literacy, physical development, nature intelligence, and social development.

Members: $4 | Non-members: $8

Pre-register by May 10 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

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Members:

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.

To become a member, click here

May 11 @ 10:00 am 11:30 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

Little Explorers Playgroup

May 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Little Explorers Playgroup

Little Explorers is a playgroup open to families with children ages 2 to 5 years old.  These naturalist guided experiences are designed with 45 minutes of structured play & exploration followed by 45 minutes of free play. Adults are encouraged to play along with their little explorers as well. Little siblings (0-1) are welcome to tag along too.

Members: $3 | Non-members: $7

Pre-register by May 8 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

Register Here

Members:

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.

To become a member, click here

May 9 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

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

Family Nature Club: NOSD School Prairie Hike

May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Family Nature Club NOSD School Prairie Hike

Join us as we hike around the NOSD School Prairie that was planted June 2023, a little over ½ mile. What species will be up this spring? Did you know it takes 3 years for a prairie to establish? Seeds/plants are establishing root systems for the 1st few years. Through game(s) we will explore with seeds and plants. This path is grass and stroller friendly.

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.

See below for driving directions or use this google maps link to direct you to the parking area.

All ages are welcome!

Pre-registration is required by May 5 at 11:55 pm.

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

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Driving Directions:

From the intersection with Caseys and that leads into Northern Ozaukee School District. -Head west on Martin Dr toward Highland Dr ~0.3miles -Turn right onto Hickory Dr ~387 ft -Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Emerald Hills Dr ~0.3miles

May 6 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

Growing Green: Compost – Building Your Soil

May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Growing Green: Compost – Building Your Soil

How healthy is your soil, and what can you do to improve it? One of the best ways to “build” the nutrition of your soil, and thereby increase the nutrient uptake in garden plants, is by utilizing what Mary Ann Ihm calls “Black Gold”- compost! We will discuss various techniques and methods to support the O-horizon by creating and maintaining an at-home compost.

Meet at Wellspring Farm in West Bend (address below).

Ages 18+

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

Pre-registration required by May 7 at 11:55 pm.

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May 8 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

4382 Hickory Rd
West Bend, Wisconsin 53090 United States

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