Sturgeon Fest @ Harbor Fest

Save the Date Sturgeon Fest @ Harbor Fest
Sunday, September 29

Sturgeon Release Noon-2pm

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Cancellation Policy: Sturgeon sponsorships are non-refundable. If you are not able to make it to the release we can email a sponsorship certificate to you for your fish. Please contact the Center at 262-375-2715 or [email protected] to request this option.

September 29 @ 11:00 am 3:00 pm

600 E Greenfield Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204 United States
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Stroll with a Naturalist: Sturgeon Tour

September 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Stroll with a Naturalist: Sturgeon Tour

Join a naturalist for a casual walk on the trails of Riveredge. Each stroll will focus on a special aspect of nature but 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+

Members: Free | Non-members: $5

Pre-registration is not required, but highly recommended.

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Be sure to sign in to your account in the upper right corner to activate your membership benefits. Membership discounts on programs will be applied to your cart at checkout. If you haven’t created an account with our new system, be sure to create one using the email address associated with your membership.

If you need to check your membership status or you aren’t sure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at [email protected].

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September 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

600 E Greenfield Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204 United States
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DNR Sturgeon Update

June 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Milwaukee River Lake Sturgeon Update with the Wisconsin DNR

Join WDNR fisheries biologist, Aaron Schiller to learn about the current status of the Milwaukee River Lake Sturgeon Program and what’s coming next! Since the start of the Milwaukee River Lake Sturgeon Rehabilitation Program in 2006, over 100 sturgeon have been re-captured in various WDNR surveys. The goal of the project has been to:

-Re-establish a self-sustaining spawning population of Lake Sturgeon in the Milwaukee River system
-Annually stock 1,000 fingerlings using a streamside rearing facility
-Develop sturgeon population assessments in Milwaukee River
-Adjust methods as knowledge develops to improve survival and return to the river
-Improve habitat where needed and possible

Come hear about the status of the program and bring your questions!

Pre-registration is not required. All ages are welcome! This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!


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June 13, 2023 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

600 E Greenfield Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204 United States
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Stroll with a Naturalist: Sturgeon

September 8@ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Stroll with a Naturalist: Sturgeon

Meet a naturalist at the WEST PARKING LOT for a casual walk on the trails of Riveredge. We will focus on the flora & fauna along the trails then visit the streamside rearing facility to learn about the Lake Sturgeon Reintroduction Project. A few glacial features will be explored as well some unique old structures left behind by the previous owner of the land.

Ages 12+

All Access Members: Free | Trail Pass Members: $5 | Non-members: $7

Pre-registration required by September 7 at 11:59 pm

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Be sure to sign in to your account in the upper right corner to activate your membership benefits. Membership discounts on programs will be applied to your cart at checkout. If you haven’t created an account with our new system, be sure to create one using the email address associated with your membership.

If you need to check your membership status or you aren’t sure what email address we have on file, please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at [email protected].

To become a member, click here

September 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

600 E Greenfield Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204 United States
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Tea & Topics: Native American Maple Rights of Spring

March 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tea & Topics: Native American Maple Rights of Spring

Rights of spring from a Native American Perspective with Richard Gonzalez

Native Americans celebrate Mother Earth and respect all creation. Hear and learn about Maple Syrup and the Mighty Sturgeon customs from Richard J. Gonzalez of the Oneida nation.

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March 10, 2022 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

CRP Lecture Series: Return the Sturgeon Project

February 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

CRP Lecture Series: Return the Sturgeon Project

Lake sturgeons are the oldest and largest native fish found in the Great Lakes ecosystem. For a variety of reasons they were extirpated from the Milwaukee River over 100 years ago. In an attempt to help return this ancient fish to its ancestral waters, the Wisconsin DNR and Riveredge Nature Center have been raising lake sturgeon at Riveredge in a streamside rearing facility. The goal is to raise 1,000 to 1,500 fish every year for 25 years which will provide enough mature adults to support a breeding population of lake sturgeons in Lake Michigan. The on-site project coordinator, Mary Holleback, will discuss the biology and ecology of this large fish as well as the lessons learned along the way and how the public can support this unique and exciting restoration project.

No pre-registration required, but space is limited to the first 30 guests.

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February 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

600 E Greenfield Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204 United States
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