Earth Week cleanup, tree planting among April nature programs at Northern Kettle Moraine

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  1. By Central Office March 19, 2015

    Contact(s): Jackie Scharfenberg, forest naturalist/environmental educator, 920-533-8322

    CAMPBELLSPORT Wis. - An Earth Week cleanup, kite making and flying, warbler identification and tree planting are among the naturalist and outdoors programs being offered this April at the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit.

    All the events are free except at locations where a Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission sticker is required. The events are held within the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit at the locations listed for each event. The Ice Age Visitor Center is located at N2875 Highway 67, half a mile west of Dundee and about 20 miles north of West Bend and 20 miles south of Fond du Lac.

    For more information contact Jackie Scharfenberg, forest naturalist/environmental educator, at the Ice Age Visitor Center at 920-533-8322. For more information about the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit, search the Department of Natural Resources website for keywords "Kettle Moraine North."

    Thursday April 2, 6-7 p.m. and Friday, April 3, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    • Black-masked Bandits Nature Storytime- Discover how raccoons survive in the woods, along the water's edge, and even in our big cities. This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Ice Age Visitor Center.

    Thursday, April 9, 7-8:30 p.m.

    • Time for Spring Warblers! - An Evening with Nature Program - Warbler migration is about to begin, and it's over before we know it. With Beth Goeppinger, Naturalist at the Richard Bong State Recreation Area, brush up on your warbler identification skills. Learn how to recognize warblers using a combination of field marks, song, behavior, and habitat, so you can spend more time looking at the bird and less time looking in a book. This program is most appropriate for adults and youth over the age of 12 years. Ice Age Visitor Center.

    Saturday, April 11, 10-11:45 a.m.

    • Let's Go Fly a Kite Exploring Nature Program - Create your own kite and then try it out with the winds of spring. To register call (920) 533-8322 by April 9. This program is best for families/groups with children between the ages of 6 and 12 years. A Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission sticker is required. Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Picnic Shelter (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

    Thursday April 16, 6-7 p.m. and Friday April 17, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

    • Happy Earth Day! Nature Storytime - Come celebrate Earth Day with stories, games, songs, and lots of fun! This hour of nature fun awaits 3 to 6 year olds with accompanying adults. Ice Age Visitor Center.

    Saturday April 18, 9 a.m.-noon

    • Plant Trees at Mauthe Lake -Emerald ash borer has arrived in the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit! Most of the ash trees at the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area have been cut down and removed. Now we need your help to plant more than 100 replacement trees. Come dressed to get dirty. Shovels and other tools provided. To register groups call 262-626-2116. Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission stickers are not required. Mauthe Lake Recreation Area Pet Picnic Area (located off County Road GGG south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

    Saturday April 18, 10-11:30 a.m.

    • Reading Adventures with MJ, the Dog- Drop in to read a spring nature story to MJ, a trained service dog. This is a great opportunity for early elementary students to practice their reading skills. Use one of the books provided or bring your own. Make a spring craft before or after your time with MJ. Ice Age Visitor Center.

    Friday April 24, 7:30-9 p.m.

    • Sounds of Spring Night Hike - Nature awakens from its long winter slumber with a symphony of sound. Journey through the darkening woods to reveal the members of the spring choir. This hike is most appropriate for people over the age of 6 years. A Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission sticker is required. Zillmer Trail Area (located off County Road SS between County Road G and Hwy 67 near New Prospect)

    Saturday April 25, 8:30 a.m.-noon

    • Earth Week Clean Up Sponsored by the Friends of the Kettle Moraine - Help give the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive a spring cleaning. Join others for a morning of camaraderie and litter pick up. Youth and other groups are encouraged to participate. Bring your own gloves. Garbage bags will be provided. Go to the Forest Headquarters off County Road G to get your road assignment. After the cleanup, meet back at the Headquarters for snacks and refreshments. To register groups, call 262-626-2116. Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive (Meet at the Forest Headquarters off County Road G south of County Road SS near New Prospect)

    Last Revised: Thursday, March 19, 2015

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