SWTU is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization. All of the activities you see across this website happen because people are giving their time and talent to make a difference. From taking pictures to wielding a chainsaw to teaching a skill or even just being a friendly face at an event … there are countless opportunities where you can make a difference.
Improve those cold water fisheries with the sweat of your brow (and other parts). These happen in the spring and fall … work might range from lopping/stacking brush for burning to planting trees and native grasses. Check the posts for upcoming work days.
Whether a major conference like the Icebreaker, staffing the booth at the Fishing Expo or Canoecopia, or just doing event setup, teardown, and the like, many hands make light work. Watch for upcoming events and reach out to the organizer to find out what help is needed. The monthly chapter meeting is another great place to learn about what’s coming up and what help is needed.
You know more than you think you know … and you can pass that along to help people find success in our sport (which has a heck of a learning curve!). You don’t need to be a “pro” … just have some experience and a willingness to help others along the way.
October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Mount Vernon Creek
Work on Mt Vernon Creek, starting at the bridge on Cty. Rd. U and working upstream toward Mt. Vernon. Cty Rd. U is located about 1/2 mile south of Mt. Vernon on Hwy 92. Extensive clearing of brush and box elders is needed. A woodchipper will be on site, so consider bringing ear protection as well.
October 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Gordon Creek, Kriss Marion’s Easement, Blanchardville
Driving west from Madison on Hwy 151, take Hwy 78 south out of Mt. Horeb toward Blanchardville. The worksite is on the north side of Blanchardville. There is no parking available on Hwy 78, you will need to park on Baker Street, also known as Iowa Cty. Rd. F.
Again, Kriss Marion will be providing lunch and refreshments after the workday at her B&B.