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!

New activities TBD!


Craft and Storytime

At 10:00 am on:

Tuesday, May 17th
Tuesday, June 14th
Tuesday, July 12th
Tuesday, August 16th
Tuesday, September 20th
Tuesday, October 18th
Tuesday, November 15th
Tuesday, December 13th 

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.


Frank L. Weyenberg Library: Storywalk in Streich Family Wetlands

April 17-30

Walk the Streich Family Wetlands trail and read a nature-themed book that has been laminated and posted throughout the trail! Access to the storybook is from sunrise to sunset everyday over the two week period!


Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Mequon Nature Preserve, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and the Jonathan Clark House are partnering up and have created the Brown Bag Series. These educational talks will be about the history of the Mequon Nature Preserve land. All talks will be in-person at the PieperPower Education Center at Mequon Nature Preserve. Sign-up is not required. We hope to see you there!  

“Mother Earth is where we all met: European Settlement and the shift of mindset about the Earth.” w/ Dana Hansen, Executive Director at Jonathan Clark House. Wednesday May 18 from 12-2pm 

“Mother Earth is where we all met: It’s time to reconnect to the Earth, but how do we do that?” w/ Kristin Gies, Executive Director at Mequon Nature Preserve.  Wednesday June 15 from 12-2pm 

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



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