Selected Community Events
Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Join a staff naturalist for a hootin’ good time. The evening will begin with a short walk outside to listen and hoot for owls, after which we will return inside to discover some of the unique traits of the owl family. A guest appearance by BCR’s non-releasable owl is expected toward the end of the program. This program is appropriate for upper elementary school-age children to adults. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
Registration and full payment required by Mar. 13.
Friends $5 Adult/$3 Child Nonmembers $8Adult/$4 Child
Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212
Chippewa County Land Conservation Tree Program
Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls
The Chippewa County Dept. of Land Conservation & Forest Management is sponsoring a
Conservation Tree Program to encourage tree planting. A mixture of conifers, hardwoods, and shrubs are available for purchase as 1-3 year old bare root tree and shrub seedlings.
They are available in multiples of 10, sorted by the same tree or shrub species, with a minimum order of 10 seedlings and a maximum order of 300 seedlings.
Orders will be taken through March 31, 2015 with pick up tentatively scheduled for the last week in April at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls.
Tree and shrub descriptions, program guidelines, and the order form can be found on the Chippewa County website, (under Government, Land Conservation & Forest Management) http://www.co.chippewa.wi.us/ or are available at the Land Conservation & Forest Management office located in the Chippewa County Courthouse. For more information, call Lisa at 715-720-3643.
All proceeds will be distributed to local youth and conservation organizations to support environmental education and leadership training.
Chippewa County LCFM
711 N. Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Aquatic Plants of Wisconsin
Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Hwy K, Fall Creek, WI 54742, Exact meeting place TBA
Lakes are beautiful gems that hold many wonders including aquatic plants. These plants are often regarded as “seaweed” or “weeds” even though they play a vital role in the lake ecosystem. Learn about the diversity of these plants by exploring a secluded lake by canoe in the Chippewa County Forest. Participants will sample for the plants, identify them, and even learn how to press aquatic plants. Canoes and life jackets will be provided. Bring sun protection and wear clothing that can get wet. Your own transportation to the field site is necessary. More details upon signup.
Registration and payment required by July 25.
Friends $15 Nonmembers $20