Explore Nature with the Green Team

paddling in kayaks
Provided by Green Lake Association

Calling Green Lake and nature enthusiasts to embark on another year of free, fun-filled activities with the Green Team!

Each year, volunteers and staff from Green Lake Association, Green Lake Conservancy, Green Lake Sanitary District, and the Green Lake School District plan Green Team events. Celebrating their 11th year, the team’s mission is to get families, community members, and visitors to explore the special, unusual, and often unknown natural features within the Green Lake area.

Stream Bugs and Monitoring Tour at Dakin Creek (Saturday, June 1)

What classifies a stream as healthy or unhealthy? What impact do our streams have on larger bodies of water, like Big Green Lake? This stream tour allows you to use your detective skills to discover the answers through a hands-on experience fit for all ages. You’ll learn about stream health through a sampling session with Tom Wagner on Dakin Creek. The tour will include an exploration of the creepy crawly critters that live in streams and tell us a thing or two about stream health.

Paddle and Hike at Tichora (Saturday, June 8)

Acquired by the Green Lake Conservancy in 2018, this 40-acre parcel of undeveloped land was formerly operated as Camp Grow. Located along Green Lake’s unspoiled south shore in Dickinson Bay, it also borders Spring Lake to create a riparian habitat for a large diversity of wildlife. An exceptionally scenic property with sandstone cliffs, shallow caves, and towering trees, Tichora features hiking and other allowable uses under the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Grant program. This leisurely tour is good for all skill-leveled paddlers and hikers. Go your own pace, race your friends, and meet other Green Lake nature enthusiasts.

Photograph provided by Green Lake Association

Mitchell Glen Tour (Saturday, June 29, and Saturday, October 5)

Explore Mitchell Glen for a rare trip when the limited-access property is opened to the public. Local biologist and educator Thomas L. Eddy will lead participants down 80 steep steps to the glen featuring 12 acres of maple-basswood climax forest, unique geological formations, outstanding biodiversity, and a spring-fed waterfall that flows into Green Lake.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Save your spot by contacting the Green Lake Sanitary District at (920) 295-4488.

Moonlight Paddle & Bonfire at Tichora (Saturday, July 13)

Join the Green Team on a nighttime paddle to Tichora Conservancy. Paddling by moonlight is a beautiful and exhilarating experience with diverse sounds of nature and a nearly full moon as your guide. Bring your canoe or kayak and paddle your way over to Tichora for a bonfire.

This event is weather dependent, so if conditions are unsuitable, it will be rescheduled.

To view the complete calendar, register for events, and stay up to date on event details, visit greenlakeassociation.com .

Provided by Green Lake Association .