Composites: Goldenrod and Aster ID with Zach Kron

September 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Composites: Goldenrod and Aster ID with Zach Kron

Do you visit or manage lands with asters and goldenrods and can’t tell one from the next? This is the instruction you need. Work with regional botanist Zach Kron for both inside and field instruction on how to identify the many asters and goldenrods of Riveredge’s fields and forests. See species in their natural settings and leave with new identification skills. This event is rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Ages 14+

Members*: $35 | Non-members: $40

Pre-registration required by September 11 at 11:55 pm.

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September 13 @ 9:00 am 1:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Stroll with a Naturalist: Wild Edibles

August 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Stroll with a Naturalist: Wild Edibles

Enjoy a casual walk with a naturalist while focusing on a special aspect of nature. Other things of interest will be explored as well. These educational programs will give you a better understanding of the flora and fauna of the nature center. You may even learn some of the history of the land too.

Ages 18+

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Pre-register by August 21 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

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August 22 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Summer Plant ID and Management (Evening)

July 19 @ 4:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Summer Plant ID and Management (Evening)

Come of this class to get to know native and non native plant species in their natural settings and leave with a good understaning of how to and how not to manage them. In this short half day course students will tour the natura center’s high quality and low qaulity habitats alongside Matt Smith. Matt serves Riveredge as the Director of Research and Conservation. He has over 22 years of experience as a restoration ecologist and is the primary manager for this project responsible for monitoring, project implementation and reporting. He has worked throughout the great lakes region as both a technician, project manager, and consultant on projects small and large scale covering a wide range of disturbance and habitat type. This event is rain or shine, please dress accordingly.

Ages 14+

Member*: $30 | Non-member: $35

Pre-registration required by July 16 at 11:55 pm.

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If you don’t see the member price after logging in, need help checking your membership status, or you are unsure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at [email protected] or call the Riveredge office at 262-375-2715.

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July 19 @ 4:15 pm 8:15 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Summer Plant ID and Management (Daytime)

July 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Summer Plant ID and Management (Daytime)

Come of this class to get to know native and non native plant species in their natural settings and leave with a good understaning of how to and how not to manage them. In this short half day course students will tour the natura center’s high quality and low qaulity habitats alongside Matt Smith. Matt serves Riveredge as the Director of Research and Conservation. He has over 22 years of experience as a restoration ecologist and is the primary manager for this project responsible for monitoring, project implementation and reporting. He has worked throughout the great lakes region as both a technician, project manager, and consultant on projects small and large scale covering a wide range of disturbance and habitat type. This event is rain or shine, please dress accordingly.

Ages 14+

Member*: $30 | Non-member: $35

Pre-registration required by July 16 at 11:55 pm.

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Members:

Follow the instructions using the button below to login to your member account for member discounts on programs and events. You can use this login to check your membership status, see your expiration date, and renew your membership as well.

If you don’t see the member price after logging in, need help checking your membership status, or you are unsure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at [email protected] or call the Riveredge office at 262-375-2715.

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July 19 @ 12:00 pm 4:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Willow ID with Zach Kron

June 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Willow ID with Zach Kron

Expand your restoration skillsets by getting past the genus Salix to further your understanding of willow species identification and their habitat needs. Follow Zach Khron and Matt Smith into off-trail areas of Riveredge’s uncommon habitats to find willow populations, identify to species and discuss management. We will start our day in lab to review herbarium specimens and end it in the field. Dress for all forecasted weather, bring your knee-high boots and a lunch!

Ages 18+

Members*: $45 | Non-members: $55

Pre-register by June 4 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

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If you don’t see the member price after logging in, need help checking your membership status, or you are unsure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at [email protected] or call the Riveredge office at 262-375-2715.

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June 5 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Tea & Topics: Winter Prairie Plant ID

January 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tea & Topics Winter Prairie Plant ID with Matt Smith

Wish you knew more about the native plants at Riveredge Nature Center… and maybe even in your own backyard? Join Matt Smith, Riveredge’s Director of Research and Conservation, to learn about winter plant identification and their pollinator importance.

Enjoy lunch or a snack while you learn in person with us, or on Zoom.

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Tea & Topics are always free to join! | Ages 16+

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January 11 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Volunteer and Learn: Herbaceous Invasive Species Management

May 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteer and Learn: Herbaceous Invasive Species Management

Looking for an opportunity to get outside and volunteer at Riveredge? Please join us for a day of working and learning together as we strive to control invasive species, like garlic mustard and dames rocket, at Riveredge. Do you have invasive species in your yard or your community? Come learn how to identifiy these plants, why they damage our native landscape and what we all can do about it!

Ages 12+

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May 13, 2023 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
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Volunteer and Learn: Herbaceous Invasive Species Management

May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteer and Learn: Herbaceous Invasive Species Management

Looking for an opportunity to get outside and volunteer at Riveredge? Please join us for a day of working and learning together as we strive to control invasive species, like garlic mustard and dames rocket, at Riveredge. Do you have invasive species in your yard or your community? Come learn how to identify these plants, why they damage our native landscape, and what we all can do about it!

Ages 12+

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May 6, 2023 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

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Growing Green: Native Landscaping Design for the Novice

February 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Growing Green: Native Landscaping Design for the Novice

Would you like to beautify your back yard and improve habitat for wildlife and pollinators but don’t know where to start? This course is for you!

Join the conservation department for a morning of learning and planning. We will spend approximately an hour reviewing different principles of native landscape design and a broad sweep of plant profiles and their attributes. Most of the class will be spent working on your own design for your personal landscape with one on one help from guest consultants and experts in the field. By the end of the class you can walk out with a rough map and layout, a list of plants, trees and shrubs, a budget, timeline and the sense of confidence you need to get your design started!

Ages 14+

All Access Household: $30 | Trail Pass Household: $35 | Non-member Household: $40

Registration closes 9am on 2/3.

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February 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Saturday Work and Learn: Backyard Woody Invasive Species Removal

January 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday Work and Learn: Backyard Woody Invasive Species Removal

Spend the morning volunteering and learning with the Riveredge Conservation Department. We will learn while we work, to identify woody invasive species like buckthorn, autumn olive, and japanese bush honeysuckle. We will also learn why these species are detrimental to our native landscape and how we can safely and effectively remove them.

Please come prepared to work outdoors: bring warm boots, warm layers and leather gloves. Riveredge will provide loppers, hand saws and safety glasses. The work portion of this program will be physically rigorous.

Ages 12+

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January 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
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