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Get Outdoors!Date range: Monday, September 16, 2019 to Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Activity: Volunteer Opportunity

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Pike River Clean-Up

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day
Location: Petrifying Springs Park (Kenosha County Parks)
Location Map: Map of event location

The Pike River Clean-Up is meant for all ages and all skill levels. If you just want to pick up trash along the river banks and/ or get your waders on to pull tires or debris from the river there is plenty to do. Our goal is to keep the Pike River enjoyable for all - kayakers, hikers, fisherman, runners and environmentalist.What to bring: work shoes or boots; work gloves; work coveralls; hip boots or waders; reacher sticks or long steel rakes; and canoes, kayaks or flat bottom boat. Meet atShelter #4 located near Hwy A.Cosponsored by the Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Kenosha County Parks, Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network and American Rivers.


Petrifying Springs Park (Kenosha County Parks) information

Petrifying Springs Park is the flagship of Kenosha County Parks.

Mailing Address: 5555 7th St., Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144

Saturday, September 28, 2019

National Public Lands Day

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Nature study, Volunteer opportunity, Wildlife study
Location: Flambeau River SF

This is the largest single-day volunteer effort for America's public lands! Come volunteer as little or as much time as you would like at the Flambeau River State Forest on this date. We will be focusing on cleaning up a section of roadway in the forest. This is our first year participating in the event, but we plan to do new projects that will enhance the forest each year. Meet at the Flambeau River State Forest headquarters at 9 a.m. Enjoy some tasty brats grilled by the Flambeau staff at noon after the event. Please call 715-332-5271 EXT 112 to RSVP.


Flambeau River SF information

The forest offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Canoeing is the most popular activity on the forest. Different portions of the river offer varying degrees of difficulty. The North Fork is ideal for the novice, while South Fork is for the advanced paddler. Musky, sturgeon, trout, walleye, bass and panfish can be caught from the river as well as the lakes in the forest. The forest is open to public hunting for bear, waterfowl, deer and grouse, just to name a few.

Mailing Address: W1613 County Rd. , Winter, Wisconsin 54896

Saturday, September 28, 2019

National Public Lands Day

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day
Location: Kohler-Andrae SP

Give back to Wisconsin by volunteering to be part of a nation-wide event at Kohler-Andrae State Park. Join us for a day of service, food and fun. Advance registration will be required as we only have room for 100 volunteers.

For additional information and to RSVP, see the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin website [exit DNR]. 


Kohler-Andrae SP information

Kohler-Andrae State Park in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is the home of majestic sand dunes, miles of golden beach, shimmering blue Lake Michigan water, whispering pines, an abundance of wildlife, and recreational activities for everyone. Kohler-Andrae State Park is one of the last natural preserves along the Lake Michigan shore, and is open for everyone to explore and enjoy.

Mailing Address: 1020 Beach Park Lane, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081

Monday, October 14, 2019

Snapshot Wisconsin

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Activity: Volunteer opportunity
Location: Mead Wildlife Area Center

Christine Anhalt-Depies, DNR Natural Resources Research Scientist, will present this topic and address how citizens can get involved.

Snapshot Wisconsin is a year-round, statewide effort to engage citizens and students in monitoring wildlife populations through the use of motion-activated trail cameras. The goals of Snapshot Wisconsin are to:

1. Provide data necessary for wildlife management decisions by monitoring wildlife more consistently across the state and throughout the year. 2. Increase public engagement with Wisconsin's natural resources and the DNR.


Mead Wildlife Area Center information

The Stanton W. Mead Education and Visitor Center is a 6,208 square foot education and administration facility designed as an example of sustainable and environmentally-responsible construction. One of the goals of the Mead Wildlife Area is to provide wildlife and environmental programs to the citizens of Wisconsin. These programs help to foster a sense of environmental stewardship, that through education we can achieve a better understanding of the values and issues of our wildlife and natural resources.

Mailing Address: 1 S2148 County Highway S, Milladore, Wisconsin 54454

Note: Event dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Please verify event status, dates and times prior to attendance. Some events, such as candlelight skis/hikes are very popular, and access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached.

Last revised: Friday, June 07, 2019