Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville is one of Ozaukee's best natural spaces, especially because the people there work so hard to make getting outdoors fun for everyone. This Fall, Riveredge has plenty of opportunities to engage in nature, for members and non-members, alike!
While it doesn't take place in Oz, this annual collaboration between Riveredge and Lakeshore State Park is full of fun for the whole family! Be there on Saturday, September 28th for one of the biggest annual conservation events and festivals in Wisconsin, returning a breeding population of Sturgeon to Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River!
Music in the Mushroom – A Historic Riverside Celebration Hike out to the Mushroom Shelter for an evening of music, history, river exploration and more, to celebrate the Milwaukee River. Naturalists will lead historic hikes to the Grady Ruins along the Milwaukee River, try your hand at catching some river critters, enjoy tunes from the 1940's originally recorded in the town of Saukville, courtesy of Oscar Grady Library, and purchase picnic foods on site for the perfect autumn afternoon on Saturday, October 12th.
Barn Dance with Frogwater Dust off your straw hat, round up your dancing boots and grab your partner for a Barn Dance Fundraiser at Riveredge Nature Center! Join us Friday, October 18th after sun-down, or for you city-folk- 7:00pm! Learn traditional barn dances under direction of a professional caller, enjoy foot stompin’ tunes by regional favorite, Frogwater, and sip a jar of brew from a local brewery. (We’re much obliged to provided your first drink on us!) All ages welcome, no previous experiences needed! Games, campfire, and good old fashion fun provided. Fire Grilled Hot Dogs, Sausages, & Corn on the Cob available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Youth & Family Education Programs at Riveredge.
A Day for Dogs We love our pups, and we know you love yours too! While we must normally limit dog access at Riveredge to protect the sanctuary’s sensitive native plant and animal life, we wanted to offer you one day a year where your dog can be a “Riveredge Kid” too! Show your pups a piece of nature and enjoy a family hike through our beautiful restored wild Wisconsin sanctuary. It’s guaranteed to be a pawesome day for the whole family. Come for all or part of the day on Saturday, October 19th from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (no need to show up right at 9 AM). Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy!
Trails & Treats
Families are invited to hike the Riveredge trails and visit educational stations along a one mile loop on Friday, October 25th from 4:30-8:30 p.m.. Along the way, visit with costumed woodland creatures educating you about their habits and habitats and receive candy-free treats as you go! Plus, tons more fantastic fall festivities! Costumes are highly encouraged.
These events are just a sampling of what's happening at Riveredge, so be sure to check out their website for the full details. Membership is not required for most events, though registration is usually required, but membership is reasonably priced and offers discounts on events and certain members-only opportunities, as well as other benefits. Let Riveredge help you get outside this Fall!