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April 2017

Volunteer Restoration Day at Sugar River Wetlands

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sugar River Wetlands Volunteer Meeting Location,
2517 Country View Rd
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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Click for Meeting site map Click for Facebook Event Page Help USRWA restore the Sugar River Wetlands State Natural Area during our series "4th Saturday" volunteer work days. In April, volunteers will help to continue removing invasive plant species (buckthorn, honeysuckle) and treating them with herbicide. It's a great event for all ages and abilities, and it promises to be rewarding, fun, and a great way to experience the outdoors. Our goal in 2017 is to continue removing all woody invasive…

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May 2017
Free

Canoeing at Wisconsin Brewing Company

May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wisconsin Brewing Company,
1079 American Way
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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Come out to Wisconsin Brewing Company and enjoy a free paddle around pond in the Backyard. Upper Sugar River Watershed Association will have it's fleet of canoes available for people to try, and give pointers for those who are inexperienced. It's a great opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy the pond and follow up your canoe ride with an outstanding beer! RSVP on Facebook

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June 2017
$45

Rob’s Sugar River Ramble

June 4 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Grundahl Park,
600 S. Blue Mounds Rd
Mt. Horeb, WI 53572 United States
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Connect with the Upper Sugar River Watershed by land and water as you cycle through the beautiful countryside, then paddle the Sugar River until you reach your destination near Paoli, WI. Transportation and a locally-sourced lunch is included! All proceeds support the Upper Sugar River Watershed Association, a non-profit organization that provides leadership for continuous resource improvement through strategic partnerships that benefit the watershed’s land, water and people. Rob’s Sugar River Ramble is a memorial event in honor of Rob…

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Free

Conversations About Conservation

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wisconsin Brewing Company,
1079 American Way
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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Topic: "The Wonderful Fishes of the Sugar River" RSVP on Facebook Expert: John Lyons Bio: I have been obsessed with fishes as long as I can remember, and I have been fortunate to be able to have a career working on my obsession. Currently, I am a fisheries research scientist at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and also the Curator of Fishes at the University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum in Madison, positions I have held for over 32 years.…

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Free

Aspen Girdling

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sugar River Wetlands Volunteer Meeting Location,
2517 Country View Rd
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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Historically, Sugar River Wetlands is a wet prairie habitat, but has become a haven for invasives and trees. This is because wildfires, a critical component in maintaining a healthy prairie, has been actively removed by humans over the past few centuries. This workday will help to remove overgrown aspen colonies and restore the natural prairie that once thrived. All the necessary supplies for girdling will be provided, but volunteers are welcome to bring their favorite pair of work gloves. Please…

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Free

Dragonfly Monitoring Training

June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Verona Public Library,
500 Silent Street
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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Learn about the diversity of dragonfly species found in our local ponds and rivers during either of our workshops on June 15 or June 17. Those who attend will be certified to become citizen-science dragonfly monitors who collect data during the months of June and July. UW-Madison ecologist Robert Bohanan will lead the training, and welcomes all ages and abilities. The training will be half inside/half outside at the Verona Public Library, and we will be using the pond across the…

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Free

Dragonfly Monitoring Training

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Verona Public Library,
500 Silent Street
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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Learn about the diversity of dragonfly species found in our local ponds and rivers during either of our workshops on June 15 or June 17. Those who attend will be certified to become citizen-science dragonfly monitors who collect data during the months of June and July. UW-Madison ecologist Robert Bohanan will lead the training, and welcomes all ages and abilities. The training will be half inside/half outside at the Verona Public Library, and we will be using the pond across the…

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July 2017
Free

Canoeing at Wisconsin Brewing Company

July 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wisconsin Brewing Company,
1079 American Way
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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Come out to Wisconsin Brewing Company and enjoy a free paddle around pond in the Backyard. Upper Sugar River Watershed Association will have it's fleet of canoes available for people to try, and give pointers for those who are inexperienced. It's a great opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy the pond and follow up your canoe ride with an outstanding beer! Also, REI of Madison will be on hand from 5-6 pm giving a Canoeing Basics Class for…

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Free

Restoration Day at Sugar River Wetlands

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sugar River Wetlands Volunteer Meeting Location,
2517 Country View Rd
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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RSVP on the Facebook event page Click for Meeting site map Help USRWA restore the Sugar River Wetlands State Natural Area during our series “4th Saturday” volunteer work days. In July, volunteers will help remove invasives and treating them with herbicide, collect prairie seeds, and girdle aspen trees. It’s a great event for all ages and abilities, and it promises to be rewarding, fun, and a great way to experience the outdoors. Our goal in 2017 is to continue removing…

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August 2017
Free

Mussels of the Sugar River

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Verona Public Library,
500 Silent Street
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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Mussels have a storied history in the Sugar River, even to the point of receiving national attention by the New York Times back in the early 1900s. Today, fresh water mussel species still call the Sugar River home, but in fewer numbers. Learn all about the fascinating life cycle of a mussel, how they benefit the river, and what research is currently being done in the Sugar River. There are also ways for volunteers to become involved in the process…

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