Category Archives: USWRA News

Capitol Water Trails River Clean-up Days on the Sugar River

Capitol Water Trails (CWT) has scheduled three river-clean up days on the Sugar River in 2017, including this Saturday May 13 from 9 am to 1 pm. Workday activities typically include removing trash, clearing enough room for canoes to navigate the river, and making a safer overall experience on the river.

For 2017, CWT has scheduled river clean up days on the Sugar River for May 13, May 27, and June 10. Each of these workdays are on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. You can find details for each workday on the CWT Calendar of Events or by contacting Steve Falter at cwt@capitolwatertrails.org.

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, or waders if you’d rather not get wet.

Many accomplishments to be thankful for in 2016

The staff, volunteers and board of directors of Upper Sugar River Watershed Association has been hard at work in 2016, and we have lots to be thankful for. Here are some of the accomplishments we’ve all worked together on in 2016: Worked with farmers in the watershed to create a farmer-led council (Farmers for the… Continue Reading

The Sugar Flow – August 2016

The Upper Sugar River Watershed Association’s monthly e-newsletter “The Sugar Flow” is now available online for August 2016. Read all about it here: The Sugar Flow – August 2016 To have the newsletter automatically sent to your email inbox, fill out the necessary information in the “Sign up for our newsletter” area on the right side… Continue Reading

USRWA discusses new programs on WORT FM

On July 25, 2016 USRWA Executive Director Wade Moder and Board Member Robert Bohanan were invited to talk about the latest programs happening in the watershed on 89.9 WORT FM’s “8 O’Clock Buzz.” Take a listen and learn about the newly formed Upper Sugar River Watershed Producer Coalition, and our effort to use citizen scientists… Continue Reading

The Sugar Flow – July 2016

The Upper Sugar River Watershed Association’s monthly e-newsletter “The Sugar Flow” is now available online for July 2016. Read all about it here: The Sugar Flow – July 2016 To have the newsletter automatically sent to your email inbox, fill out the necessary information in the “Sign up for our newsletter” area on the right side… Continue Reading

USRWA Receives Wisconsin Citizen-Based Monitoring Grant

Upper Sugar River Watershed Association was recently the recipient of a Wisconsin Citizen-Based Monitoring grant to monitor dragonflies in the watershed and create internet-based content to help future citizen-scientists interpret the data they collect. USRWA Executive Director Wade Moder and Board Member Robert Bohanan will be managing the grant activities. Bohanan, a scientist and educator at… Continue Reading

DATCP features the Upper Sugar River Watershed Producer-Led Coalition

In the July 2016 edition of the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) e-newsletter, they featured the newly formed Upper Sugar River Watershed Producer-Led Coalition. The coalition began to form in late 2015 and officially had its first meeting in June 2016. Check out the article here: DATCP e-newsletter For more information on… Continue Reading

The Sugar Flow – June 2016

The Upper Sugar River Watershed Association’s monthly e-newsletter “The Sugar Flow” is now available online for June 2016. Read all about it here: The Sugar Flow – June 2016 To have the newsletter automatically sent to your email inbox, fill out the necessary information in the “Sign up for our newsletter” area on the right side of the… Continue Reading

USRWA Secures Grant to Begin a Farmer-Led Coalition in the Watershed

In partnership with seven local producers in the watershed, USRWA has received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection to kick start a farmer-led coalition in the Upper Sugar River Watershed. USRWA and it’s founding producers who helped write the grant application are one of 14 groups around the state that will benefit from Wisconsin’s first… Continue Reading