Hike Crooked Creek Nature Preserve Saturday April 12, 2014 9:00 a.m.
Directions:Turn west onto Bluff road at the intersection of Nature Road/Bluff road (.3 miles north of Hwy “J”). Travel .6 miles to the preserve access point, which is on the north (right) side of the road and marked by a sign. There is a narrow pull-off alongside the road for parking.
Explore a truly unique headwaters of the Mukwonago River. With dramatic topography and overlooks, Crooked Creek Preserve is a stunning place with dozens of springs that provide an estimated 70% of the water flowing into the Mukwonago River system, approximately 4 million gallons of water per day. Nature Conservancy owns and manages the preserve and has been working to restore the property through dam removal, invasive species removal, native species planting and prescribed burns. Nature Conservancy staff will talk about these efforts and the vital role of the Crooked Creek Preserve in the watershed during an approximate 1.5 mile hike. Despite our slow spring, we should encounter good bird watching with waterfowl species making use of the two impoundments on the preserve.
Friends will have Release forms to sign before the hike. We would love to see you visit this special place with us and TNC