VSN Members, Friends & Families Picnic- POSTPONED!
Please watch for the rescheduled date in the near future.
It’s time to celebrate our work on behalf of you, our members! Please join us for our Annual Meeting and Picnic Sunday, September 25th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at Nature Nooks Retreat, just outside of Viroqua.
We’ll share accomplishments of the past year and news of what’s ahead, followed by a BBQ potluck, hiking, and prairie walks on the West Fork of the Kickapoo. Bring a dish to share and we’ll provide the hamburgers, brats, fixings, and soft drinks. Your whole family is welcome to share good company and enjoy the natural wonders of our region.
Time to Renew Your Membership!
Last year we restructured our annual membership renewal process by putting all memberships on the same timeline. Thanks to your participation and support of this change, we’ve been able to operate with greater efficiency and with a more predictable view of our finances.
Our new membership cycle ends on August 31 of each year. If you haven’t already renewed, we encourage you to do do today. You can use the form we mailed to you or renew online with a credit card.
Thank you!! Your membership goes a long way.
Congratulations, Water Action Volunteers!
We are happy to share the news that Valley Stewardship Network and our Water Action Volunteers (WAV) have recently been recognized with several awards from The University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. These awards recognize groups and individuals for work leading to increased participation in stream monitoring, collecting valuable stream data, and sharing knowledge of stream monitoring with others. Read the full story in our newsletter, Watershed Visions – Spring 2016.
Custom Mapping Services
Our plans for a Mapping Service Center, utilizing the open source software QGIS, will allow landowners to map everything from soils and hydrology to historic land use, elevations, and vegetative cover. Aerial photos will also be part of the menu of spatial data layers. If you have an interest in this fascinating and powerful tool, See our GIS workshop offerings.