June 21 Paddle/June 22 Highway Cleanup

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 the dam on the north end of Lake Beulah under County Road “J” joins the Mukwonago River approximately a quarter mile east of Beulah Road.  Flowing through lush wetlands and sandy bottomed, this little visited tributary offers a beautiful paddle route through an ecologically significant area of the watershed that supports abundant mussel populations.  Join us at 9 a.m. for an update on repairs to the Lake Beulah dam and its implications for the lake and Mukwonago River. Then paddle the tributary with Friends and Andy McGuire, PHD student from UW-Milwaukee ,who has been working with Dr. Tim Ehlinger to undertake mussel research along the tributary. Andy will share and discuss their work. Paddlers have a choice of routes at the Mukwonago River fork– paddle upriver to Beulah Road or extend the trip by heading downriver to Hghway “I.” Logistics: Attendees must provide own boat, pfd’s , paddles, snacks, water, sunscreen, insect repellent, etc.  Friends will help to coordinate shuttles from the end of the paddle back to the starting point to pick up personal vehicles.  Each attendee must sign a Friends liability release form prior to the start of the paddle. June 22nd Adopt-A-Highway, road cleanup

  • 9:00am Start
  • Directions: Friends recently adopted a 2-mile section of County Highway “LO.”  Our stretch of CTH LO runs from approximately 1 mile East of Beulah Road to the WDNR pull off/parking area on the south side of the road under the power lines.

We will kick things off at the DNR parking area where we will discuss safety guidelines, hand out safety vests and garbage bags and coordinate who will be cleaning up each sub-section of the Friends piece of this highway that parallels the Mukwonago River. Logistics: Please bring your own work gloves and we recommend sturdy footwear, long pants and long-sleeve shirts, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Per adopt-a-highway rules, no one under the age of 11 years of age may participate in the clean up or be part of the group undertaking a cleanup.