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Spring and Summer Events at the Bog

The ice has thawed, buds are swelling, and new life is appearing daily.  Join us at our upcoming events and experience the Bog as it grows from spring to early summer.

April to June events are now listed in the Calendar of Events and you can register at http://bogfriends.org/events/event-registration  Leave your phone number and email address in case it is necessary to change the arrangements for some reason.  Check our website in the days before the event for any updates.

Click here to open a PDF of the spring and summer events.

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Annual Winter Walk and Chili Potluck

The Friends of Cedarburg Bog Annual Winter Walk and Chili Potluck will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2014.  Hikers will follow Field Station director, Jim Reinartz out into the middle of the Cedarburg Bog.  The group will be able to walk through the otherwise inaccessible string bog and visit Long Lake and Donut Lake.  Brave hikers will want to dress warmly with hats, gloves and boots.  Depending on conditions, snow shoes or ice cleats may be useful.  The Friends have a supply of Grip-ons (ice cleats) in various sizes for sale for $16/pair.  No dogs please.

The hike will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday and will take about 3 ½ hours.  Those who are not interested in hiking are welcome to visit in the Field Station.  Chili dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m.

The hike will be followed by a Chili Potluck in the Field Station Lab building.  FOCB will provide lots of chili and beverages.  Bring something to share if you can.  It is suggested that If your last name starts with A to M, bring a dessert to share.  If your last name starts with N to Z, bring a side dish to share.

Please register on the events page of our website. http://bogfriends.org/events/event-registration Leave your phone number and email address in case it is necessary to change the arrangements for some reason.  You may also register by calling 262-675-6844 or email .  Check our website in the days before the event for any updates.

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Bog Endowment Fund Crosses $10K Threshold

The Acorn Fund planted last year by the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog has grown into a full-fledged endowment under the management of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, providing a perpetual source of funding to preserve and nurture the Bog.

Recent gifts and earnings have allowed the Cedarburg Bog Stewardship Fund to grow to $10,658 as of June 30, crossing the endowed fund threshold and becoming one of 58 funds that currently comprise the Wisconsin Conservation Endowment with total assets under management of $3 million.  

Not only is the Bog fund professionally managed, donors will have the security of knowing their gift will be protected in a true endowment with the principal preserved in perpetuity to generate support for the work of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station and the Department of Natural Resources, both of which are supported by the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog.

As part of the Wisconsin Conservation Endowment, the Bog’s fund also gains regional and statewide visibility through the NRF’s publications, website, newsletter articles and media releases.  Groups such as the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station, Friends of Kohler-Andréa, Friends of Wyalusing and Friends of Pike Lake have created similar endowed funds with the NRF.

Contributions are tax-deductible and can be made by sending a check to the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, Attn: Cedarburg Bog Stewardship Fund, P.O. Box 2317, Madison, WI 53701 or by donating online at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/Wisconservation

Friends of the Bog who wish to help support and protect it for future generations are urged to consider leaving a legacy gift by including the Cedarburg Bog Stewardship Fund in their estate planning. To make such a bequest, simply incorporate the following language in your plans:

"I give [describe the gift] to the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin [federal tax id # 39-1572034], a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of Wisconsin and with a principal mailing address of P.O. Box 2317, Madison, WI 53701. This gift shall be designated to the Cedarburg Bog Stewardship Fund."

For more information, call the Natural Resources Foundation toll free at (866) 264-4096, email or visit www.wisconservation.org

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Fall Events Include an Owl Prowl

There is still time this fall to enjoy events that the Friends of Cedarburg Bog (FOCB) have arranged at the UWM Field Station. FOCB hosts these walks to allow the public the opportunity to enjoy this special area. There is no charge but a $5 donation is appreciated. Space is limited so registration is required. Visit the FOCB website for directions and to register for events. Bogfriends.org (click on the events tab to register). Unless otherwise noted, all events will meet at the Field Station lab building on Blue Goose Road. No pets please.

Fall Owl Prowl

Friday, November 15

7 – 9 p.m.

John O’Donnell

Join veteran birders as they prowl the Field Station property calling and spotting as many species of owls as possible. Bring your binoculars and dress for the weather.

UWM Field Station

3095 Blue Goose Road

Saukville, WI 53080

(262) 675-6844

Email:

Website: Fieldstation.uwm.edu

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Sweet Water Highlights Educational Signs at Bog

Sweet Water – Collaborating to secure healthy and sustainable water resources throughout the Greater Milwaukee Watersheds.

Fall 2012 Issue Rivers Report

Follow this link and scroll to Page 4The fall issue of the Rivers Report is now available on-line. This issue highlights Sweet Water's Water Quality Mini-grant Program with stories about three successful mini-grant projects, including the educational signage project undertaken by the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog at the Highway 33 entrance to the Bog.

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