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 volunteers who worked to make the boardwalk happen.

The boardwalk allows access to Mud Lake for kayakers and canoeists and includes tie-ups for hunters’ boats during the waterfowl hunting season.