2019 Mussel Events

Sign up for a training session or field trip by following the link provided for each event. Training sessions are free, and provide the opportunity to learn about mussel biology and identification, and how to submit observations to the Wisconsin Mussel Monitoring Programs. Field trips are run through the Natural Resource Foundation and require membership in that organization to attend. More information about each field trip and how to register for them is provided on their website.

June 2019
Event: Training and Salvage
Location: Wausau, Planning and Zoning Office
Date: Jun 1, 2019
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Participate in a mussel salvage on the Wisconsin River! Learn about native and invasive freshwater mussels of the Wisconsin River, while relocating stranded native mussels back into the water.

Event: Training for Mussel Monitoring
Location: Paoli, The Hop Garden
Date: Jun 8, 2019
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Attendees will learn about the ecology of mussels, identification of different mussel species, and field exercises to help survey mussels in their natural habitat. This workshop is a follow-up to a September 2017 event when the Upper Sugar River Watershed Association relocated 400 Plain Pocketbook mussels into the Sugar River.

Event: Training for Mussel Monitoring
Location: Mukwonago, Miniwaukan Park
Date: Jun 15, 2019
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Learn about local freshwater mussel ecology, their importance, and how you can contribute to their preservation. Also, discover what species of mussels can be found in your local watersheds.

July 2019
Event: Natural Resources Foundation Field Trip #127
Location: Manitowish River, Manitowish Waters
Date: Jul 13, 2019
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Event: Natural Resources Foundation Field Trip #148
Location: Mukwonago River, Mukwonago
Date: Jul 27, 2019
Time: 10:00am-2pm

August 2019
Event: Natural Resources Foundation Field Trip #166
Location: Chippewa River, Meridean
Date: Aug 10, 2019
Time: 9:00am-noon

Event: Mussel Bioblitz
Location: Three Lakes, Cy Williams Park
Date: Aug 18, 2019
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Participate in a volunteer Bioblitz to investigate the distribution of Wisconsin’s newest mussel species, the Eastern Pondmussel!

Event: Training for Mussel Monitoring
Location: Milwaukee, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Date: Aug 25, 2019
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Learn about local freshwater mussel ecology, their importance, and how you can contribute to their preservation. Also, discover what species of mussels can be found in your local watersheds. Training will be followed by a river cleanup.



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