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January 2022

Moonlight Walk to Sugar Island

January 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunset Park WI United States

Discover the splendors of Green Lake in the winter on a moonlight walk with the Green Team. Candles illuminate the path as participants make their way across the ice to Green Lake’s beautiful conservancy property, Sugar Island. Following a short hike, participants can warm up and chat with friends and neighbors in front of a roaring bonfire. Hot chocolate will be provided by the Green Team, but please be sure to bring along your own cup or thermos. Make the…

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March 2022

Tap into Sweetness: Maple Syrup Tour

March 19 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Roeper Family Property, W907 Scott Hill Road
Ripon, WI 54971 United States

Please note that the date of this event is temperature-dependent, so the date is approximate until officially determined based on when the sap is running. As temperatures begin to warm, maple sap starts flowing! Experience the process of making maple syrup with the Green Team. Led by the Roeper Family, this annual process includes tapping Sugar Maple trees for sap collection, then boiling the sap into syrup. Visitors can stop by anytime between 10:30-2:00 There will be two guided tours,…

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April 2022

Earth Day Hammer’s Trail Clean up

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Green Lake Conference Center, W2511 State Highway 23
Green Lake, WI 54941 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day by joining the Green Team as they improve natural areas for our communities to enjoy! The Green Team will be on the cleaning up debris and garbage on Hammer’s Trail. Be sure to join them in celebrating Earth Day by caring for our special natural areas! GEAR TO BRING: Participants should wear solid shoes, long pants, long sleeves & work gloves for the clean up.

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Bird Watching at Sunnyside

April 30 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am
Sunnyside Conservancy, Lakeview Drive
Green Lake, WI 54941 United States

Start your day early with the Green Team and discover the sights and sounds of Green Lake’s birds. Birder Tom Schultz will share bird watching tips and the group will look for resident and migrant species that utilize these woods and streamside habitats. Participants will walk the trails through this 40+ acre Conservancy Partnership property located along the Silver Creek Inlet and several dug channels. NOTES: This event will be a part of the Green Lake Bird Festival, with additional…

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May 2022

Mitchell’s Glen Tour

May 7 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore Mitchell Glen for the first time or revisit this popular Green Lake Conservancy Partnership Property with the Green Team. Local biologist and educator, Tom Eddy, will lead participants down to the glen that features 12.2 acres of maple-basswood climax forest, unique geological formations, outstanding biodiversity, and spring-fed waters flowing into Green Lake. This tour includes walking about 80 steep, steps into and out of the ravine. There are two tour dates available but space is very limited and reservations…

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History Tour at Green Lake Conference Center

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Green Lake Conference Center, W2511 State Highway 23
Green Lake, WI 54941 United States

The Green Lake Conference Center’s history dates back to the early 1800s. Winnebago Indians, Pioneer Settlers, a wealthy Chicago couple, a Chicago development company, American Baptist visionaries and religious leaders of today are all part of this special place. One of the more famous moments in the Conference Center’s history is known as the Lawson Era. Learn about Victor and Jessie Lawson and how they influenced the landscape – from paved roads to unique buildings to several towers – on…

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June 2022

Moonlight Paddle & Bonfire on County K Estuary

June 11 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
County K Estuary, County Road K
Green Lake, WI United States

Join the Green Team on their annual nighttime paddle through the County K Estuary. Paddling by moonlight is a uniquely beautiful and exhilarating experience. Listen to the diverse sounds of nature at nighttime and let a nearly full moon be your guide. Bring your canoe or kayak and wind your way through the estuary with the Green Team, we’d love to have you join us! We will start and end the paddle at the peninsula of land on the south…

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July 2022

Daytime Paddle on the Puchyan

July 16 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Start your morning with a relaxing trip on the water with the Green Team. Paddle the Puchyan River by kayak or canoe and enjoy this beautiful, thriving ecosystem. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of wildlife from turtles to cranes to crayfish and more! This leisurely tour is good for all paddle skill levels. Go at your own pace or race your friends and meet other Green Lake nature enthusiasts on this tour of the Puchyan. Participants will paddle…

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October 2022

Buckthorn Cleanup on Conservancy Properties

October 1

The Green Team is ready to tackle another year of fall buckthorn removal on Saturday mornings. This fall is the team’s 12th year cleaning up various Conservancy properties. Everyone is welcome to participate in the work and the fun! The team will be working each and every Saturday morning this fall until the weather shuts them down. Work site locations will vary from week to week. If you think you can make a Saturday morning or have any questions, please…

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Native Prairie Seed Collection

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Lisa Reas will be leading volunteers on a late morning (to avoid morning dew/frost) prairie flower and grass seed collection event at Dawson Prairie in the Green Lake Conference Center. We will be collecting seed from a variety of native plants such as purple coneflower, blazing star, compass plant, milkweed, asters, little bluestem, Indian grass, and prairie dropseed. Seed collection is a popular event among gardeners as participants will be discussing prairie plants and their function in the ecosystem (habitat,…

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