2015 FoMR Calendar Packed full of both fun and educational possibilities for you to learn more about the Mukwonago River watershed. Watch for Upcoming Events on the webpage. Paddles or hikes every month. Highway LO cleanups twice. Earth Day events April 16 and at Nature’s Classroom, Inc. April 18. Wave Action Volunteer training May 2. Oak[…]
Tomorrow, March 29. Hike the Meyer Nature Preserve 11:00am-1 p.m. (Jerry Ziegler, Nature Conservancy) Directions: The preserve is located at S104-W38319 Highway 67, about 2.5 miles southwest of Eagle. The entry drive is one mile southwest of the intersection of Highway 67 and Highway LO. A picturesque combination of woodlands, restored prairies and wetlands, this 652-acre preserve is a primary headwaters[…]
Friends had nine applicants under this grant and we are signing contracts with eight landowners with from 1-4 acres which will be reimbursed for terrestrial invasive removal. We think this is a great program which will teach landowners how to deal with invasive removal and after removal projects and will help us to educate others[…]
FOREST WEED GRANT LANDOWNER OPPORTUNITY! Application Deadline February 1, 2015 Got Buckthorn? Frustrated with Garlic Mustard? Loathe Honeysuckle? Now is your chance to fight back and receive financial assistance from Friends of the Mukwonago River! Landowners in the Mukwonago River Watershed have a unique opportunity to learn control techniques for these and other invasive species while[…]
Help us thank your Friends’ sponsors for their support. You can become a sponsor and help us with our mission and be recognized for your support of the Mukwonago River. FOMR Sponsorship categories & form 2014. Print and mail the form today.
Friends would love your continued membership and support for the great work we do in the Mukwonago River watershed to educate and advocate for its health and well being. Your support is critical to the watershed remaining in its pristine condition. It is your contribution of time and money that allows us to be the[…]
Mukwonago River Watershed Awareness Fall Event WDNR Forest Headquarters, S91 W39091 State Hwy. 59, Eagle, WI 53119 262-594-6200 November 8, 2014 All who work, live, and recreate in the Mukwonago River watershed are invited to this special workshop which will educate about the threats to the watershed by aquatic and terrestrial invasive species and what you can do about[…]
October 18, 2014 9:00 a.m. Self guided. View fall colors from TNC Pickerel Lake Preserve. Directions: N8957 Pickerel Jay Road East Troy, WI 53120. Upper parking lot or park in a lot on Pickerel Lake Road for the South addition. The Nature Conservancy has established its Mukwonago River Watershed project office on 40 acres located on[…]
September 13th Paddle Eagle Springs Lake to Lulu Lake 9:00 am The classic Mukwonago River watershed paddle through the channel to Lulu. Boat rentals are available at Eagle Springs Pub so you don’t have to have your own boat in order to participate. Lulu Lake is a 95-acre kettle lake with excellent water quality and tremendous surrounding[…]
AIS Monitoring Training Please join us for this Citizen Lake Monitoring Network training for any individual to assist Friends under our AIS grant with WDNR to monitor Corbicula fluminea over the next two years. Please contact our Watershed Coordinator, Eric Howden with questions and registration by July 5. We look forward to working with you.
June 21st Paddle the Beulah Lake tributary 9:00am Start Directions: We have been given permission to park vehicles and launch boats from one of the property owners along the tributary. From Hwy “J” use the drive way at with address sign 1614 (just to the west of Double D’s bar). The unnamed tributary that flows through[…]
Our 3rd Annual Pancake Breakfast hosted with the Lake Beulah Yacht Club and Lake Beulah Protective and Improvement Association. This is a fundraiser for Friends and a means to introduce our organization to the Lake Beulah and Walworth County part of the watershed. Everyone in the watershed is welcome and we hope to meet you[…]
The Mukwonago River watershed is home to over 50 species of fish including the threatened Longear Sunfish (Lepomis megalotis), several species of rare freshwater mussels, an incredible diversity of wetlands, and some of
Formed in 1999 by Nancy Gloe and Ezra Meyer to mitigate some of the potential threats to the Mukwonago River watershed and its natural resources, primarily from development. Many partners, members and volunteers over the years have worked tirelessly on behalf of the River. We have had great success and have much more to do to protect this unique river. We continue to face the challenge of protecting the outstanding resources of the Mukwonago River in the face of land use pressure and other potential threats. Where development is to occur, practices exist for development design, stormwater management, and land and water conservation that will serve to help us meet these objectives. Where appropriate, public and private land preservation can play a key role in protecting the natural heritage of the Mukwonago River watershed for the enjoyment of current and future generations. Educating everyone about the incredible Mukwonago River will spread awareness of our great resource. With your help the Friends is positioned to address the threats to the watershed resources as they appear and grow the interest in it.
The Mukwonago River is home to over 50 different species of fish.
For a stream of this size, over 20 species would be considered quite diverse. Only much larger systems like the Wisconsin and the Mississippi have comparable levels of fish diversity.
10 of the state’s 11 species of Sunfish (including the threatened Longear Sunfish) live in the Mukwonago River.
It is the only stream in Wisconsin where this occurs.
All three species of Killifish (or Topminnows) found in Wisconsin, including the federally endangered Starhead Topminnow, live in the Mukwonago River.
This is the only stream in the state where this occurs.
To protect the Mukwonago River and its associated watershed ecosystems by way of education, advocacy, and promotion of sound land use throughout the watershed.
Our Watershed Accomplishments
Our accomplishments have been possible because of the great people who have supported the organization in many capacities throughout the years. We have done some great things with you, our members, donors and volunteers. Thank you for all that we have accomplished. Click the image above to see the timeline.
Board of Directors
Two of our board members retired in 2014 to pursue other activities. We thank Ed Olson and Gina Howden for their valuable contributions. Please contact us if becoming a board member might be a good fit for you with Friends. Click the image above to meet our Board.
Join a Committee
We have commmittees responsible for the direction of our watershed protection efforts as well as to ensure the ongoing success of our organization. Click the image above to see the complete list.
Our Strategic Plan and Other Documentation
Click the image above to see our Strategic Plan, promotional materials, watershed maps and more.