Title: WWA Invites You and Your Family to Birthday in the Bog!
in the Bog!"
A Celebration of 35 Years of Wetland
September 18, 2004
Wisconsin Wetlands Association invites you
and your family to "Birthday in the Bog!", a celebration of 35
years of wetland protection.
Join us for a full day of wetland tours,
activities for kids and families, and a pig roast and barbeque on the
grounds of the UWM Field Station at Cedarburg Bog in Saukville, Wisconsin
on Saturday, September 18th from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM -- rain or shine!!
Please share this invitation with your friends, family, and colleagues.
naturalists and ecologists including Kate Redmond, Noel Cutright, Jim
Reinartz, Heather Patti, Joanne Kline, and Alice Thompson will be leading guided walks of
Cedarburg Bog and other natural areas at the UWM Field Station. Here's a
* At 10:00 AM, take a walk on the
boardwalk with local naturalist Kate Redmond to learn about the natural
history of Cedarburg Bog, including information on the insects and edible
and medicinal plants found there.
* At 10:15 AM and 3:45 PM, local wetland
expert Alice Thompson will lead tours for kids and families. Explore
nearby nature using dip nets to capture wetland creatures and microscopes
to view them in the Field Station's lab!
* At 10:30 AM, take a walk with local
birding expert Noel Cutright through an area he says supports the longest
species list of any non-coastal birding spot in Wisconsin.
of fun in store for young wetland enthusiasts at "Birthday in the
Bog!" Our Kids' Activity Tent will be open from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Try your hand at our "Wetland Mystery Socks," build your own
pitcher plant, investigate wetland jigsaw puzzles with habitat riddles,
Wildlife Biologist and Naturalist Randy
Hetzel of Randyman Productions will also have his collections of live, native
amphibians and reptiles on display from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Calling All Kids! Come play "Drip,
Drip, Splash!", a soggier version of
"Duck, Duck, Goose!" at (weather permitting).
Wetlands Association will hold its Annual Meeting from 12:30 - 1:00 PM at
"Birthday in the Bog!" to recognize volunteers and donors and
present highlights of our 2004 programs and activities.
Following the meeting, join us for an
old-fashioned pig roast and barbeque lunch! On the menu is pork, chicken,
and veggie burgers along with an assortment of salads and other barbeque
fixings. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets for enjoying the barbeque
while listening to live entertainment!
WWA staffer Erin O'Brien and DNR Water
Division Administrator Todd Ambs will provide live wetland- themed
entertainment. Guests are also welcome to bring along their own musical
instruments for a low key "jam" session.
Come prepared for outdoor activities
(tennis shoes or boots you don't mind getting wet or muddy, long sleeves
and pants, wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, and mosquito repellant) so you
can get out and enjoy Cedarburg Bog.
Order tickets for "Birthday in the Bog!"
by September 6th by calling our office at 608-250- 9971 or emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested donation is $20 for Adults and $10 for
Kids 5-12 (kids under 5 free!). All proceeds benefit the Wisconsin
Wisconsin Wetlands Association will be
offering for sale a number of items at "Birthday in the Bog!":
Marsh Grounds coffee, special event T-shirts, Wetland Restoration
Handbooks, Wetland Posters, and more! Make sure you reserve your Marsh
Grounds coffee and Birthday in the Bog T-shirts ahead of time, as these
items will only be available in limited quantities.
Marsh Grounds: Take advantage of the opportunity to buy WWA's own
Marsh Grounds organic, fair-trade, shade-grown coffee with no shipping
charges by placing your order now and picking up your freshly roasted
coffee at "Birthday in the Bog!" We order our coffee from
Madison roaster Just Coffee in limited supplies so that it always comes
to you just days after roasting. Use the order form below. Orders must be
received by WWA by September 14th. Reserve your coffee now, as Marsh
Grounds will be available for sale at "Birthday in the Bog!"
only in limited quantities. Marsh Grounds is available in regular or
decaffeinated, whole bean or ground. Contact us at email@example.com
or 608-250-9971 for more details or to place your order.
Birthday T-shirts: Featuring our festive Birthday Frog bedecked in its
birthday hat and balloons, these white, organic cotton, short-sleeved
T-shirts screened in purple and green inks will be available for $12 for
adult sizes (XS - XL) and $8 for kids sizes (XS - XL). Limited quantities
available - reserve yours today by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org