SWTU, P.O. Box 45555, Madison, WI 53744-5555 president@swtu.org

Saturday, December 2, 2017 Workday

Sugar River through Neperud property

We hope to see you for our last workday of 2017. You don’t need any any experience to help out … just get yourself there and you’ll make a difference for our cold water resource! 

When:  December 2, 2017 from 9 a.m. to Noon.

Where: Mt Vernon Creek, starting at the bridge on Cty. Rd. U and working upstream toward the Village of Mt. Vernon. Cty Rd. U is located about 1/2 mile south of Mt. Vernon on Hwy 92. Here is a map to this location.

What: We will pick up from where we left off on Oct 7, clearing brush, low hanging limbs, and some box elders. We will either burn the brush piles left from the last workday, if the corn field is harvested, or the DNR will be bringing a wood chipper. Still working out the details on this. If a chipper is involved, the DNR will provide an operator and we will be hauling the slash to the chipper. Haulers should consider bringing ear & eye protection. Dan Oele, the new Fisheries Biologist with the DNR, will again be at the workday to assist us.

Bring: Bring work gloves, sturdy shoes, and eye and ear protection. – Also, loppers and hand saws; otherwise the chapter has equipment you can use. Also bring reusable water bottles that can be re-filled from our 5-gal water jug.

We may be doing some work on the other side of the stream (south side) and the easiest way to get there is to wade across the stream. So, if you have some hip boots or chest waders, bring them.

If you have questions or think you can help, please contact Jim Hess at jimhess5599@gmail.com  so we can get a volunteer count estimate.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Remember, every workday you attend earns you an entry into the drawing for the Stream Keeper fly rod, custom-built by Jim Bartelt.

Jim Hess, Conservation Committee Chair