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, October 18th
Tuesday, November 15th
Tuesday, December 13th 


Tuesday, January 17th
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!


Habitat Haunting 

Saturday, October 29th from 12:00-2:00pm 

Trick or Treat the Preserve! Come dressed in your Halloween costume and hike the Streich Family Wetlands trail. Staff and volunteers will be stationed throughout the trail passing out candy and other goodies. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Winter Frolic 

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

Spend time with your family outside in a winter wonderland! The entire event will be outside. Activities include: tractor and sleigh rides, yard games, ice fishing, snow shoeing, s’mores making, and possibly more. Please note some activities might be cancelled if there is no snow. Each session will require a sign up. Tickets are one per car. Ticket link will come soon! Stay tuned to our social media for the latest updates.

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