Check out our Calendar for various events planned during 2020.
Trout Boil, Pig Roast and Auction - Tuesday July 14, 2020
The Chapter's annual fundraising event is held the second Tuesday of July. Every year the Brown County Chapter holds a trout boil, a long-time Wisconsin tradition, to raise funds to support its conservation projects. A few 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 Tuesday July 14th, beginning at 6:00 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 is a fun 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. In 2019, the following individuals/businesses expressed their support at one of our sponsorship levels:
Habitat Level $100
Green Bay Trout Unlimited
Clean Water Level $250
Conservation Level $600+
Stifel / RJH Wealth Management Group
Hendricks Painting / C&C Electric
Environmental Stewardship Level $1,000
5G Benefits LLC
Contact Jodi Labs at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a sponsor in 2020.
Teddy Bear Hunt
The Chapter's 14th Annual Teddy Bear Hunt was held on Sunday June 2, 2019. More than 180 families, which included an estimated 350+ 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 2019 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, planting flowers in recycled yogurt containers, 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.
Family Archery Day - May 19, 2018
The Chapter held its Annual Family Archery Day on May 19, 2018. The annual family archery day is an awesome way for families to try out archery. We provide the equipment so there is no cost to participants.
Families were able to learn more about our youth archery program which is open to kids ages 8 and up. Our youth archery program runs on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer and early fall. We have certified instructors that will teach your kids how to shoot archery and improve their skills. Our program allows your kids to learn archery in a safe and fun environment. We provide the bows, targets and other equipment. You just need to bring your kids to Osprey Point on Wednesday night to participate.
Stream Monitoring Workshop - May 20, 2018
The Brown County Chapter hosted a stream monitoring workshop for those who were interested in learning how to monitor streams in their communities. Samantha Briggs from the Izaak Walton League of America conducted the training, utilizing the streams that run through Osprey Point.
This was a one-day workshop that enabled individuals to conduct stream monitoring at a stream of their choosing. Participants learned how to identify the quality of water via observation of the underwater insects (macroinvertebrates) and other features that can be easily measured by volunteers. Individuals learned that they don't need to be a scientist to do stream monitoring. You just have to be willing to visit a stream and get in the water to collect samples.
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.
Creek Freaks Stream Monitoring Workshop
On September 17-18, 2016, the Brown County Chapter hosted a Creek Freaks stream monitoring workshop wherein attendees were familiarized with the League's Creek Freaks program. Participants learned how to start up a youth program involving watershed education and stream monitoring. Participants also learned how to start a stream monitoring workshop in their community. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about starting a stream monitoring program and/or participating in the Brown County Chapter's program.