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Upcoming Events

Check out our Calendar for various events planned during 2022.


Trout Boil, Pig Roast and Auction - Sunday July 10, 2022

Every year the Brown County Chapter holds a trout boil, a long-time Wisconsin tradition, to raise funds to support its conservation projects. This year, the Chapter has elected to hold the event on a Sunday afternoon rather than the typical 2nd Tuesday of the month. We will have family and kid-friendly activities during the afternoon while we raise money for conservation. Several years ago we added a pig roast to attract new attendees and that decision was a hit, driving our numbers up, in turn helping us raise more money for all of the great projects we are working on. This year's event is on Sunday July 10, 2022, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The event is open to the public. We have several different raffles including 50/50 raffle, bucket raffles, booze raffle, gun raffles and more. We also have a live auction and silent auction. This will be a fun afternoon and evening outdoors raising money for a good cause. We hope you can join us.

This year, we are offering sponsorship levels for individuals and corporations to support our conservation efforts. The following individuals/businesses have expressed their support at one of our sponsorship levels :

Habitat Level $150

Diane and Paul Gulbrand

Karl and Lori Fischer

Environmental Stewardship Level $1,000

KK Integrated Logistics

WEL Companies, Inc.

Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C.

Charles Family Foundation

Jodi and Steve Labs

Contact Jodi Labs at jodi@lcojlaw.com if you are interested in becoming a sponsor in 2022

Teddy Bear Hunt - June 4, 2023

Join us for our annual Teddy Bear Hunt. This event has been occurring for more than 16 years. The Brown County Chapter hosts this event every year to connect children and their families with nature and the outdoors. We hide teddy bears on our hiking trails for kids to explore and find. Each family purchases a hunting license for $15/family. The hunting license allows each child to "harvest" one teddy bear or other stuffed animal. Each child then registers their harvest and collects a prize for their successful hunt. The hunting license also includes a hot dog lunch for everyone, fishing, nature crafts and more. This event is open to the public so invite your friends, family members, co-workers, neighbors, etc. Help us spread the word about this fun event.

In order to ensure the safety and health of everyone, as well as to assist us with managing our limited parking, we will once again be requiring families to purchase a ticket in advance of the hunt. We will also be breaking the event down into two sessions so as to spread out folks. We will sell tickets for a 11:00 - 1:00 session and 1:00 - 3:00 session.

Recent Events

Teddy Bear Hunt

The Chapter's 16th Annual Teddy Bear Hunt was held on Sunday June 5, 2022. More than 125 families, which included an estimated 250+ children, attended this year's hunt. The Teddy Bear Hunt is a family-oriented event where children get to "hunt" for teddy bears that are hidden on the trails at Osprey Point. Families purchase a "hunting license" for $15.00, which includes lunch for all family members, the teddy bear hunt, fishing, bird watching, arts and crafts and many other activities. At the 2022 Teddy Bear Hunt, not only did the children have fun hunting teddy bears, the children had fun building their own bird feeders from pine cones and recycled bottles, planting flowers, fishing and much more. Monies raised during the Teddy Bear Hunt are used to fund our annual college scholarship fund.

A Night to Celebrate Clean Water - Clean Water Challenge Kickoff Event

The Chapter held a kickoff event for the League's Clean Water Challenge. Wanting to acknowledge the importance of clean water to everyone, the Chapter partnered with Badger State Brewing and Chefusion to put together a food and beer pairing event. The event was held on April 19, 2018 at Badger State Brewing. The League's Executive Director, Scott Kovarovics, attended and spoke to the 60 guests about the League and its Clean Water Challenge. All funds raised that evening are being used to purchase stream monitoring kits that will be provided to groups that commit to monitoring a stream (or two) in Northeast Wisconsin.

Annual Events

Syble Hopp Fishery Day

The Chapter sponsors an annual handicapped fishery for Syble Hopp School and its students every September. Approximately 150+ students from Syble Hopp participate, along with another 80 or more students from De Pere High School, who assist the Syble Hopp students.