Bus tour to focus on health of Milwaukee River

By 
DAN BENSON
Ozaukee Press staff

The Community Rivers Program’s “Know Your Watershed Bus Tour” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13.

The bus tour is for Grafton, Newburg and Saukville residents to connect them with the Milwaukee River and issues such as soil health, land management practices and what communities are doing to improve river health. 

The tour begins at 9 a.m. when the bus leaves Riveredge Nature Center, returning to the center at  4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required. 

Stops include Melichar Broad Acres in the Town of Fredonia, where Clean Farm Families practices are used to reduce runoff and create healthier soils; Paulus Farm, in the Town of Port Washington, for a tour of a milking parlor, feed storage and manure storage facility and phosphorous recovery unit; Village of Saukville’s Wastewater Treatment Facility; Lime Kiln Park for a presentation by the Grafton Historical Society on the history of the Milwaukee River; and Newburg for a discussion on native prairie sod planting and park naturalization.

To register or for more information, go to www.riveredgenaturecenter.org or call 375-2715.

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