Get more involved at the Preserve!

Sign up for our Saturday work days, Thursday Restoration Rangers mornings, or special educational events!
One Saturday a month, typically 9am-12pm from April-October. 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!

Wednesday, February 2: Zoom meeting at 7pm, Program given by Mequon Nature Preserve called “Wood Ducks”

Wednesday, March 2: Zoom meeting at 7pm, Program given by Riveredge Nature Center called “Birding by Ear”

Wednesday, April 6: Zoom meeting OR in-person at 7pm, Program given at Lac Lawrann Conservancy by Gene Jacobs. Topic: “Banding and Tracking Snowy Owls and Red-shouldered Hawks in Wisconsin”


Craft and Storytime

From 10:00-11:30am on:

Tuesday, January 18th
Tuesday, February 15th
Tuesday, March 15th
Tuesday, April 19th
Tuesday, May 17th
Tuesday, June 14th

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 to claim a spot! Limit 15 children. Masks are recommend but not required.


Winter Frolic 

Saturday, February 5th 10:00am-12:00pm AND 1:00-3:00pm

This is a family-friendly event! Please register a time for your family with this link. The entire event will be outside. Ticket is per car. A ticket gets your family access to all of the activities. See our Winter Frolic page for more information.

Sugar Maple Tree Tapping  

Saturday, February 26th 1:00pm-3:00pm

Learn about the first step in the maple syrup making process…tap maple trees! You and your family will assist staff in tapping a maple tree in Elton’s Woods. Learn all about how we make our very own maple syrup. Please sign-up ahead of time by emailing Amanda. Limited to a certain amount of people. Each group will be allowed to tap ONE tree. Individual attendees might be paired up with other singles. If you are family attending, please let Amanda know how many people are in your group. This event is FREE for all.




Volunteer Work Days

  • 2022 days are coming soon! 


For work days:

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

You will be contacted in case of cancellation.

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!

All children under the age of 13 need to be accompanied by someone over the age of 16.

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

For more information contact:

Amanda Neimon