Upcoming Meetings and Events

Science on Tap

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Alley in Ashland, Wisconsin. Free and open to the public. Science on Tap is an opportunity for the community to hear about regional and relevant science from scientists themselves. Enjoy a beer, coffee, or good company as you listen to a 30-45 minute presentation followed by a Q&A and discussion.

Macroinvertebrate Sampling

Help us collect aquatic macroinvertebrates (bugs) from our streams and perform site assessments! This is a fun, 4 hour field experience, best performed in pairs or groups. Our next sampling window is May 5th – 19th.

Training is required to do your field work. Join us for one of the two upcoming trainings:

  • Virtual training – Thursday, May 2nd, 6-8 pm
  • In-person training – Saturday, May 4th, 2-4 pm at the Whittlesey Creek Wildlife Refuge

Field Trips

Thanks to the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, we have an exciting field trip series in the works! Some upcoming programs include:

Homestead History of the Lincoln Community Forest – April 13th at 1pm

with the Friends of the Lincoln Community Forest

Join the Friends of the Lincoln Community Forest and Superior Rivers Watershed Association for a historical look at our watershed and forest!Gary Johnson, a history buff who grew up in the Town of Lincoln, will share his memories and knowledge about the homestead era and beyond. His stories are fun and informative.We will take a short hike in the Lincoln Community Forest after for those interested (weather permitting).Lincoln Town address:
28985 E Altamont Rd.
Mason, WI 54856Free and Open to the Public. This event is limited to 30 participants. Please RSVP for each attendee at

Hike with a Ranger! – April 20th, 10:30 AM

With Ariana London, park ranger for the Whittlesey Creek Wildlife Refuge with the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Hiking the Northern Great Lakes Visitor’s Center trail system. More information coming soon!

20 Mile Creek: A Case Study in Watershed Restoration – May 18th

Tom Doolittle, retired US Fish and Wildlife biologist will lead this field trip with guests, Nate Thomas Fish Biologist with Wisconsin DNR and a US Forest Service Hydrologist. We will explore 20 Mile Creek and the restoration work that has been done to ensure fish passage, mitigate flooding, and make 20 Mile Creek resilient in the face of ongoing challenges facing watersheds in our changing climate.We will start the field trip at the junction of Old Grade and Wisco Road (location listed). We will take a short hike up to an overlook of the 20 mile valley, then onto a a few stream mediation sites along Wisco Road. We will end on the lower middle section of 20 mile that has old growth woods which is an example of watershed resiliency against erosion. A discussion of beaver control will occur at a few sites as well.We highly recommend good boots/walking shoes and bug gear/spray for this field trip.

Paddling through the history of the Fish Creek Sloughs – Late June

With Cathy Techtman from UW Extension

More information coming soon.

Foraging Walk – July

With Axel Peterman

More information coming soon.

Washburn Native Plant Waterfront Tour – July

With Nile Merton

More information coming soon.

Elsewhere Farm Tour – August

with Clare Hintz

More information coming soon.

Complete Calendar of Events