Contact(s): Liz Herzmann, DNR wildlife conservation educator, 920-387-7893
HORICON, Wis. - Families in search of fun outdoor activities can head to Horicon Marsh this summer for archery, paddling and grilling events.
And, don't forget to check out the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center's new Explorium.
Tuesday, June 20, 10-11 a.m. - Wetland Exploration
Grab a net and explore the waters of the marsh! You never know what kind of wildlife you will find, whether it is a giant water bug, a damselfly larvae or a tadpole, the marsh water is full of surprises. This event is great for kids of all ages.
Tuesday, June 20, 6:30-8 p.m. - Grilling Wild Game
Join Department of Natural Resources' staff member Tim Lizotte and sit outside on the back patio and learn more about grilling wild game. Grilled teriyaki and black pepper venison steak and "firecracker salmon" will be on the menu - free samples will be provided. Attendees can bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the night.
Thursday, June 22, 10-11 a.m. - Stories at the Marsh
Join a DNR educator for a "Wonders of Wetlands" themed storytelling and craft-making session at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center. This event is best suited for children ages ten and under.
Saturday, June 24, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Horicon Marsh Paddle
Join fellow outdoor enthusiasts at Horicon Marsh to paddle the six and a half mile water trail through Horicon Marsh. DNR staff will be on hand to teach attendees about the outdoor recreation opportunities and wildlife of the marsh as you make your way downstream through Horicon Marsh into the Rock River.
Features include a six and a half mile trail at the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area, DNR wildlife education staff stationed at various stops along the canoe/kayak trail to teach you about the marsh, a free shuttle back to your vehicle, help loading and unloading your vessel, and free parking. The trail starts at the Greenhead Landing and ends at Nebraska Street Landing in Horicon.
Restroom facilities will be available at the beginning and end of the trail.
If you have your own canoe or kayak, a free shuttle will be provided by Johnson Bus from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from Nebraska Street Landing in Horicon back to your vehicle at Greenhead Landing.
For trail maps or other Horicon Marsh paddle information, contact 920-387-7893 or go to www.horiconmarsh.org. GPS coordinates for the boat landing are N43 30 19.5 W088 35 31.3 and the physical address is N8600 Green Head Road, Horicon.
Tuesday, June 27, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. - Archery
Take advantage of this great opportunity to use National Archery in the Schools Program equipment for target archery. All equipment will be provided and no prior training is needed. This event is appropriate for children ages 10 and older.
The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located between Horicon and Mayville on Highway 28. For a detailed list of all Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center special events, please visit the Friends of Horicon Marsh website at www.horiconmarsh.org [EXIT DNR] or call 920-387-7893.