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July 2017

Canoeing at Wisconsin Brewing Company

July 13, 2017 @ 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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Restoration Day at Sugar River Wetlands

July 22, 2017 @ 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

Mussels of the Sugar River

August 7, 2017 @ 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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Restoration Day at Sugar River Wetlands

August 26, 2017 @ 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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Help USRWA restore the Sugar River Wetlands State Natural Area during our series “4th Saturday” volunteer work days. In August, volunteers will help collect prairies seeds which will be used to kickstart the growth of prairie plants in our work area. 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 species on the west…

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September 2017

Mussel Relocation Kick-off Party

September 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Hop Garden, 6818 Canal Street
Paoli, WI 53593 United States
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As part of a grant from the Wisconsin Citizen-based Monitoring Partnership Program, USRWA is kicking-off an exciting mussel monitoring project by relocating 300 Plain Pocketbook mussels to the Sugar River. During this kick off party, participants will help mark mussels with stickers and place them in strategic locations along the Sugar River near Paoli. Water is generally 1-3 feet deep in the sections we are targeting, so high boots/waders or quick drying shorts are encouraged. Some additional pairs of waders will also be available for…

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Restoration Day at Sugar River Wetlands

September 24, 2017 @ 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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Free

Help USRWA restore the Sugar River Wetlands State Natural Area during our series “4th Saturday” volunteer work days. In September, volunteers will help collect prairies seeds which will be used to kickstart the growth of prairie plants in our work area. 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 species on the west…

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October 2017

Conversations About Conservation

October 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wisconsin Brewing Company, 1079 American Way
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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Topic: "Everything Snails" Join our series of informal, two-way conversation about important issues of the day relating specifically to the Upper Sugar River Watershed. Expert speakers provide 20 minutes of opening remarks, then the floor is open for questions. In October, Dr. Gaby Hamerlinck will talk about all things snails, including the highly invasive New Zealand mudsnail that was recently found in Verona. This series of conversations are always free, fun and open to everyone! We hope you'll join us at…

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Open House

October 26, 2017 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuvalu Coffeehouse & Gallery, 300 S. Main Street
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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2017 was another year of great accomplishments for the Upper Sugar River Watershed Association, and we'd like to spread the word. The community is invited to an informal Open House at Tuvalu Coffeehouse & Gallery to enjoy complimentary refreshments and learn about the Association in a relaxed atmosphere. HIghlights of our accomplishments in 2017: Completed year two of the Farmers for the Upper Sugar River, a farmer-led coalition aimed at reducing ag runoff and improving water quality Completed a partnership with…

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Restoration Day at Sugar River Wetlands

October 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Epic Lane & Country View Road, 2517 Country View Road
Verona, 53593
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Help USRWA restore the Sugar River Wetlands State Natural Area during our series “4th Saturday” volunteer work days. In October, volunteers will help remove invasive species like buckthorn and honeysuckle. This involves cutting and treating invasive species, along with piling brush to be burned at a later date. 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 has been to continue removing…

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December 2017

Restoration Day at Sugar River Wetlands

December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Epic Lane & Country View Road, 2517 Country View Road
Verona, 53593
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Help USRWA restore the Sugar River Wetlands State Natural Area during our series of volunteer work days. In December, volunteers will bring our year worth of work full circle by helping to spread our collected prairie seeds in the area we removed invasive species. If time allows after spreading seeds, volunteers may also stick around to continue removing invasives and treating them with herbicide. It's a great event for all ages and abilities, and it promises to be rewarding, fun,…

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