Free August Events

A Waste-Free Walk Along The Willow!

Monday, August 9 at 8:30am. 

Meet at the Willow River Nature Center. 

 

We all love Willow River State Park. It is one of the highest-valued parks in the State for a reason. But every weekend takes its toll. 

Join park staff and fellow park volunteers on a clean-up effort designed to show the reality of human impact on this beloved park and to help spread awareness of the “Carry in, Carry out” WI State Park Law. We’ll meet at the Nature Center, where we will hike to the Willow Falls and back (4 miles round trip), cleaning as much trash as we can along the way. We will provide trash bags, gloves and a free day pass for volunteers. 

Questions? Call 715-386-5931 and ask for McKenna, Raelyn, or Ash. Or email: naturecenter@willowkinnifriends.org

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South Trail Hike at Kinnickinnic State Park!

Saturday, August 14 at 9am sharp.
Meet at the gravel parking lot on 770th avenue off of County Road F.

Join the Naturalist at Kinnickinnic State Park and discover her favorite hiking trail. This 3 mile hike takes you through several different habitats and offers beautiful views of the river. Along the way we can identify different species of flowers, trees, fungi, and if we’re lucky, wildlife!


Please dress for the weather and bring along, water, good hiking shoes, sunscreen, bug-spray, binoculars, a camera and a snack if you wish!

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Let's Talk Trees!

Saturday, August 21 at 10am.
Meet outside the Willow River Nature Center.

Trees are fascinating in so many ways. Join the naturalist on a 1½ mile hike and learn how to identify several different kinds of trees and discover how each one benefits us, the wildlife and the environment around us. 

Please dress for the weather and bring along, water, good hiking shoes, sunscreen, bug-spray, binoculars, a camera and a snack if you wish.

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Snake and Turtle Meet and Greet!

Saturday, August 21 at 2pm.
Meet at the Willow River Nature Center.

Come learn about two types of Wisconsin Reptiles and even meet live versions; Albert the Fox Snake and Morton, Susie and Shelly our Painted and False Map Turtles! We will go over the anatomy, characteristics and behavior of both snakes and turtles and talk about why they are so important for our environment and the ecosystems they live in!

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For more information on a certain event please call 715-386-9340 or email naturalist@willowkinnifriends.org

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of Willow River and Kinnickinnic State Park, Inc.