FOCB Upcoming Events and COVID-19

We humans have little to no immunity to threats never before encountered by our ancestors. Hence, the seriousness of the Covid-19 virus and the need to take protective action! The Friends of the Cedarburg Bog will be monitoring this threat based on reliable information from the State of Wisconsin, local health departments, and the Centers for Disease Control. At the present time, the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog has suspended all events and meetings and the UWM Field Station is closed. Down...

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Winter Hike Conditions UPDATE for Jan 26, 2020

Conditions for Winter Hike, Sunday, 26 January I will preface this by saying this is just an educated guess.  I think that there will be safe ice to hike to Long Lake, but I will not know for certain until Saturday.  If the route is safe, it will be important to stay on the trail. If we can’t hike to Long Lake, we will hike elsewhere. There is almost no chance that the hike will be on slick smooth ice, but always...

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Winter Events At Cedarburg Bog

UWM Field Station & Friends of the Cedarburg Bog Winter Events for 2020 Join us for these Friends-sponsored events. Space is limited and pre-registration is requested.  For directions or to register visit www.bogfriends.org (click on the Events tab), send an email to fieldstn@uwm.edu or call 262-675-6844.  Walks are free and are open to the public; a $5 donation is appreciated. PLEASE - NO PETS ALLOWED   How Trees Grow Sunday, January 12, 9:00 AM – Noon Enjoy the forest but want to learn...

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Mud Lake Boardwalk

A long-anticipated goal was checked off the Friends' list in the fall of 2016 when a rustic boardwalk was completed leading into the south end of the Bog. Volunteers spent several workdays assembling sections in the UWM Field Station workshop. In mid-October, they muscled the sections along newly-laid boardwalk as a trail was pushed out from the shore, through dense cattails, to a small bay of Mud Lake. The trail was dedicated on a snowy day in December. Thanks to all the...

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Handicapped Trail at the North End of the Bog

When the DNR purchased the Watts property at the north end of the Bog, the trail to Watts Lake was too steep to be considered handicapped-accessible. In 2009, the Friends wrote a grant to pay for excavating and leveling the initial stretch of the trail. This trail leads to an accessible fishing pier and has interpretative signs.

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