July 26, 2019

Prairie Work

The Klingler Prairie at the Fox Hill Nature Preserve is in its full summer glory!

It’s a beautiful sight to see. The diversity of tallgrass prairie plants and native species displayed provides a great opportunity to learn about the history of our local landscape and the ways that we protect and care for it.

We have two events coming up that will take place on this property. First, on Tuesday, July 30 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. we will have our regular monthly Prairie Work Day. You’re invited to join us as we work together to remove invasive species. Bring gloves and clippers if you have them; some tools will be provided. A light snack and refreshments will be provided. Visit our volunteer page to sign up for this opportunity or call Mary Krueger at (262) 338-0539.


(Click on the heading above to view the event flier.)

We are excited to announce a community event that brings together the impact of 5 important organizations: Cedar Lakes Conservation Foundation, Gathering Waters (Wisconsin’s alliance for land trusts), the Volunteer Center of Washington County, Riveredge Nature Center, and the West Bend School District. It is the Prairie Talk, Walk & Work at Fox Hill Nature Preserve on Saturday, August 10 from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. The event is free and open to the public. Meet at the Sleeping Dragon Road parking lot 1/4 mile east of Hwy NN in West Bend. Plan to be outside: bring water, bug spray, sunscreen, etc. and dress for the weather. Learn about prairie restoration efforts and the history of the Fox Hill Nature Preserve, walk the trails, and/or help us control invasive plant species. All ages are welcome!

For a map to the event, check out this link:  https://gatheringwaters.org/event/prairie-talk-walk-and-work