Wisconsin Water Week Events

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Do you know of a local or regional event happening during (or around the time of) Wisconsin Water Week? Whether in-person or virtual, we’d love to add it to our list! Fill out this form to share a water event!

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In-person Events
(all times are Central Time)

Bad River, the powerful new documentary film written and directed by award-winning filmmaker, Mary Mazzio (I Am Jane Doe, A Most Beautiful Thing) and narrated by Indigenous activist and model Quannah ChasingHorse and award-winning actor Edward Norton (Primal Fear, American History X, Birdman), chronicles the Wisconsin-based Bad River Band and its ongoing fight for sovereignty, a story which unfolds in a groundbreaking way through a series of shocking revelations, devastating losses, and a powerful legacy of defiance and resilience. This inspiring project brings us through an epic sweep of history into the present, with a David vs. Goliath battle to save Lake Superior, the largest freshwater resource in America. As Eldred Corbine, a Bad River Tribal Elder declares: “We gotta protect it… die for it, if we have to.”

Water is Life – Bringing People Together to Share Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Wisdom
April 3, 2024
8:00 am-4:30 pm
UW-Stevens Point
Water is Life Conference – Continuing Education and Outreach | UWSP

Conserve, protect, and restore our coldwater trout streams with Wild Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Join the expo & fundraiser at Flat Creek Lodge, Hayward Wisconsin. 

Learn more HERE.

Join the park naturalist for a hike up the East Bluff of Devil’s Lake State Park to learn about the park’s unique geology and see the beauty the park has to offer. We’ll spend the morning hiking the scenic East Bluff and checking out some of the park’s famous rock formations. This hike will be about 3.5 miles and is best for adults and children ages 10 and older.

Meet at the North Shore Visitor Center.

Learn more HERE.

Do you have an exotic pet that you are no longer able to care for?
 
If so, bring your pet to the Exotic Pet Surrender Event on April 6th between 12 PM and 3 PM at the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center located at 200 Monroe St, Prescott, WI 54021
 
In some areas, rehoming options for exotic animals are limited, and releasing them is harmful to both the animal and the environment. We’re here to provide a compassionate alternative.
 

Learn from respected experts, grassroots organizers, and passionate water advocates. Engage in the workshops and interactive discussion sessions. Enhance your network of water-focused professionals. Learn more HERE.

Build your own rain barrel at the Beaver Dam Rain Barrel Workshop on Saturday, April 13th! Rain barrels are a great way to cut down on lawn and landscape irrigation, using free rainwater instead. This saves you money on water bills, and helps reduce demand for energy-intensive treated tap water, and limits stormwater runoff and erosion. A single 55-gallon rain barrel can save up to 1,300 gallons of water every year! Help reduce the demands placed on our watersheds and protect freshwater resources by installing your own rain barrel.

Learn about protecting water resources with a short presentation, receive a rain barrel and installation kit (one per household), and guided instructions for prepping and installing your own rain barrel.

Learn more HERE.

Kids’ Spring Fishing Clinics are being held at various parks in Milwaukee and Washington Counties on Saturday, April 13. Choose from any one of 11 parks where they can learn the basics of fishing basics from area anglers with a wealth of experience. Instruction is geared towards kids ages 15 and under and will be held rain or shine.

Get event locations and learn more HERE.

Spring is here! Join us to find and identify different frogs on a 1 1/2-mile hike on the Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail. We will be listening to their calls and exploring their habitat. Boots are highly recommended, as trails are expected to be muddy. A valid state park sticker is required. This hike will have moderate hills.

This hike will be held at:

Scuppernong Springs Nature Trail
Across the road from S59 W34829 County Rd. ZZ
Dousman, WI 53118

Coordinates: 42.93538743318883, -88.47419152054918

Learn more HERE.

Pike Lake/ Hartford Area Field Trip (Washington County) led by members of the Noel J Cutright Bird Club. We’ll check out Big Cedar Lake, Wildlife Drive, and some flooded fields before hiking the northeast corner of Pike Lake.

Meet at 7:00 am at the Jackson Park & Ride (on CR-P, just north of Hwy. 60) (address below).

Contact Carl Schwartz at cschwartz3@wi.rr.com or at 414-416-3272 by 4/12/24 or sooner for more information.

Ages 18+ | Free to attend

No pre-registration required.

Learn more HERE.

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Virtual Events
(all times are Central Time)

Locally led, neighbor-to-neighbor soil health and watershed groups are driving landscape-scale change across the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Fishers & Farmers Partnership funded their first farmer-led committee in the Bourbeuse/Meramec Watershed in eastern Missouri in 2009-2010. Since then, FFP has learned and grown with landowner groups in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin, and has been a catalyst to drive innovative projects such as the Watershed Leaders Network farmer workshops. Each year FFP awards National Fish Habitat Partnership funds to engage landowners; improve farms and fish habitat; address root causes of watershed problems; and support communications, monitoring, and science that aligns with FFP’s strategic plan. Heidi will share how Fishers & Farmers works with local farmers and organizations in a bottom-up versus top-down approach to accomplish more. She can help you find active groups across states so you can reach out to people who are working in landscapes or projects like yours, explore their websites and events for inspiration, and energize your work.
Register here.

This FREE (with registration) Libraries Love Lakes webinar will highlight the importance of lakes in our communities. The Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in NY will share their online resources to help you plan kid-friendly, water-themed storytime, crafts and book selections, as well as ideas for families and community members.

Register HERE.

In honor of Wisconsin Water Week, the Water and Environmental Analysis Lab is giving away a free water test at the end of the week. Go to their Facebook page to learn more! https://www.facebook.com/UWSPWEAL 

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