Get more involved at the Preserve!

Sign up for Thursday Restoration Rangers or special educational events!
Project or event will vary seasonally. Please reserve your spot ahead of time.

Special Events


Ozaukee-Washington Birding Coalition (OWBC)

Run by Mequon Nature Preserve, Riveredge Nature Center, Friends of the Cedarburg Bog, and Lac Lawrann Conservancy. Go to the Ozaukee-Washington Birding Coalition Facebook page or contact Nick for more information and on how to attend.


Craft and Storytime

At 10:00 am on:

Tuesday, February 21st
Tuesday, March 21st
Tuesday, April 18th
Tuesday, May 23rd 

Remainder of 2023 coming soon

Listen to a seasonally-themed book read by one of our staff members! Then take a short, guided hike and come back for a fun nature craft! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Email Amanda at to claim a spot!


Junior Nature Book Club 

1st Wednesday of each month from 4:00-5:00 pm 

If you are a middle-schooler (5th-8th grade) and love to read, come be a part of our Junior Nature Book Club! Each month, we will read a nature-themed book. Each participant will get a FREE copy of the book. We will then get together (with snacks!) and discuss the book. Email Marianne at if interested!



Winter Frolic: CANCELLED

Saturday, February 4th 10:00am-12:00pm AND 1:00pm-3:00pm

This event has been cancelled due to weather. All those that ordered a ticket will be refunded.


Sugar Maple Tapping 

Saturday, February 25th, 1:00pm 

Help staff with the first step of the maple syrup making process…tapping maple trees! At this event, you will learn how to tap a maple tree and how maple syrup is made. Limit to 35 individuals. Sign up required. Sign up here: Event will take place in Elton’s Woods. Park at the Donges Bay Rd parking lot or driveway at 8519 Donges Bay Rd.

Restoration Rangers

From May-October, every Thursday from 9am-12pm, you can be a part of our Restoration Ranger program and work out on the land with staff! Please email Amanda at by the Wednesday before by 5pm to let us know you will be coming!

Ages 13 and up. 

Typical projects include: removal of invasive species (such as buckthorn, garlic mustard), mulching, weeding, brush removal, planting



Please dress for working outside. NO open-toed shoes. Gloves and tools will be provided.

You will be contacted in case of cancellation.

For more information contact:

Amanda Neimon