8th Annual Paddle & Pig-Out on Saturday August 23rd

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No need to bring a boat or a paddle, just yourself!  Join us for a fun filled day of paddling, fun classes for kids and adults, food, raffle prizes and more at Paoli Park, just south of Verona.  Guided paddling trips depart at 9am, Noon and 3pm and last between 45-60 minutes.  Trips fill up fast, so get to Paoli Park before your trip departs to reserve your boat.

While you’re having lunch or waiting for your paddling trip, enjoy music by Catfish Stephenson (as seen on A Prairie Home Companion) from 11am-1pm, and the bluegrass music of Down from the Hills from 1pm-3pm.

Don’t forget about our raffle; this year’s grant prize is a brand new 10 foot kayak with paddle valued at over $300.  We will also have over 30 other prizes to raffle, so there is something for everyone.  Call 608-437-7707 to purchase tickets, or purchase them at Paoli Park during the Paddle & Pig-Out.

It’s our signature event of the year, and best of all, it’s completely free to the public.  Learn more about Paddle & Pig-Out 2014 at usrwa.org/paddlepigout or call 608-437-7707.


USRWA Fights the Invasive Purple Loosestife in Belleville

USRWA is working hard to stop the spread of the highly invasive Purple Loosestrife around the Sugar River and Lake Belle View in Belleville.  Watch to find out how, and go to usrwa.org/invasive to learn more about our efforts against invasive species around the watershed.



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The Upper Sugar River Watershed Association’s mission is to provide leadership for continuous resource improvement through strategic partnerships that benefit the watershed’s land, water and people.  We are a grassroots, self-sustaining, 501c3 non-profit conservation organization that serves all of those who live, work or play in the watershed. We have a board of directors, a paid membership and are able to complete many beneficial conservation projects with our own funds. We are considered to be a hands-on, project group that continues to rely on the outstanding dedication of our volunteers.

The Upper Sugar River Watershed, with a drainage area of approximately 170 square miles (109,404 acres) and 115 stream miles, is located in Dane County in southern Wisconsin. It is rich in resources, including fisheries, wildlife habitat (including rare and endangered species), native plant communities (many in decline), and recreational opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers to help us with our exciting projects. We frequently have canoe outings, clear waterways, help restore habitat and perform field studies. We have lots of hands-on projects which are always fun and always benefit the communities. Give us a call to see how you can help!