Upcoming Clean-Up Days Announced

Through our partnerships with the Southwest Trout Unlimited chapter and Capitol Water Trails, there will be two volunteer clean-up days in October on the Sugar River.  Additional help is always needed on our clean-up days, so please consider giving it a try.  Click the links below for details on both dates:

Saturday October 4: Highway 69 Access Point to Paoli

Saturday October 18: Paoli to County Highway A access point

For both clean-up days volunteers can count on getting a little messy, so please dress appropriately. It’s recommended to wear a pair of old tennis shoes and clothing that dries easily. Any questions can be directed to Wade Moder at usrwa@usrwa.org, by office phone at 608-437-7707 or by cell phone at 920-850-6902.


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!