Earth Day Opportunity​ at Avon Bottoms State Wildlife & Natural Area

Purpose – Cleanup area When – Monday, April 22, 2019, rain or shine Time – 9 to 11 am Where: Meet at boat launch Area 5 located on Beloit-Newark Rd. Co-ordinator – Amy Jensen For more details click here.

LSRWA Welcomes New Board Member

Tyler Schwartz, New LSRWA Board of Directors Member Tyler, a resident of Brodhead is passionate about environmental issues and the outdoors as a whole.  He hopes that through serving on the LSRWA board, he can contribute to the community and the overall health of the Sugar River.  He also sees this as an opportunity to… <read more>

Wasp Nest – What do you do about it?

Before you grab that areosol can of wasp and hornet spray, consider this. If it is not bothering anything why bother. Come late fall those wasps will abandon the nest, never to return and die off. The fertilized queen will also leave the nest to hibernate over winter in some crack or cranny. Throw a rock… <read more>

Update – New Zealand Mud Snail Confirmed in another Sugar River Tributary

The invasive New Zealand mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum) an NR 40 prohibited species in Wisconsin was discovered in samples collected last season during routine water quality and Water Action Volunteer sampling in Mt. Vernon Creek in the Upper Sugar River Watershed.  This is the second reported occurrence in the USRW since 2016 in Badger Mill Creek. … <read more>

Green County Hydrogeologic Study Results

Presentation—“Results of the Green County Hydrogeologic Study”—January 30/12:30pm, Green Co Justice Center, Monroe The results of a year-long hydrogeological study in Green County will be presented on Tuesday, January 30 at 12:30 pm at the Green County Justice Center in multipurpose rooms 1, 2, and 3. The Center is located at 2841 6th Street in… <read more>

2017 Christmas Bird Count Sets New Record in Brodhead Area

On a chilly mid-December day, Quentin Yoerger and nine other volunteers, including Aaron Haycraft, Andy Paulios, David Huset, Fred Dike, Marty Evanson, Mike Ramsden, Rebecca Gilman, Tom Klubertanz, and Susan Lehnhardt systematically surveyed a circular plot with a 15-mile radius centered over Brodhead, recording each bird species observed and counting their numbers.  Their windshield and… <read more>

Decatur Lake Presentation

Our sister organization, Decatur Lake Mill Race Association (DLMRA) has some exciting news. On September 10, Montgomery Associates: Resource Solutions (MARS) will present several options for managing Decatur Lake and the upstream river. DLMRA was recently awarded a Lake Planning Grant by the WDNR and subsequently hired MARS to study Decatur Lake, a heavily silted,… <read more>

LSRWA Stewardship Award

Green County L&WCD Receives LSRWA Stewardship Award Photo caption:  Jason Thomas Green County Conservationist (left) and Tonya Gratz Green County Land and Water Conservation Department Technician (center) accept the 2017 Water Resources Stewardship Award from Lower Sugar River Watershed Association board member Lindsay Foy.  The award was presented at this year’s Sugar River Watershed Summit… <read more>

LSRWA Hosts Sugar River Watershed Summit

By Susan Lehnhardt On a Saturday fit for cleaning out the garden, burning a prairie, and spreading manure, a small crowd of forty resisted the allure of 70-degree weather to gather inside and talk about water and agriculture’s role in its future.   This was the Lower Sugar River Watershed Association’s annual meeting held April… <read more>

Best of the Art Show: Seasons of the Sugar River – catching the light

Thanks to all the visitors to LSRWA's recent "Seasons of the Sugar River – catching the light: cultural edges and transitional spaces" show at The Monroe Arts Center. We appreciate your support. Also, thanks to all who participated in the 2-D and 3-D "Best of Show" voting. Here are the results: Jonathan Wilde's "Kingfisher –… <read more>