March Conservation on Tap

“A How-To Guide to Better Outdoor Lighting”

Join us Tuesday, March 5th, at 7:00 pm at The Historic Fortney located at 100 N. Main St., in Viroqua, WI. Conservation on Tap is a FREE presentation series by experts on various aspects of Driftless area ecology and conservation. The goal of the series is to increase knowledge, connection to, and awareness of current conservation efforts and research.

Poorly executed and excess outdoor lighting is rapidly degrading the night for all of us with glare and loss of true darkness even many miles from small cities. It has extraordinary negative impacts on other species with whom we share the planet.

Recognizing there are legitimate needs for outdoor lighting, come and learn how to do it right and help preserve the night sky, enhance safety, save energy, and protect other species from harm.

Head shot of a middle-aged man with brown gray hair and glasses.  Outdoors in a dark blue hoodie with a technical vest over it.

Scott Lind is a retired, licensed professional electrical engineer who worked for 31 years in a variety of power and lighting design roles as a consultant. His work ranged from utility substations and waterparks to hospitals, large food plants, and military bases. He also holds a Wisconsin master electrician license.

For additional information about the presentation, email us at info@valleystewardshipnetwork.org or call us at 608-637-3615.

“The Call of the Frog”

Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 – 3:45 pm 

The Call of the Frog presentation will be at the McIntosh Memorial Library on March 19th at 3:45 pm.  Families and children are welcome.

Join us Tuesday, March 19th, at 3:45 pm at McIntosh Memorial Library in Viroqua, WI.  Ben Johnston, our Habitat Specialist, will lead the presentation.  Learn how to identify the 12 Wisconsin frog calls.  Expect to practice the frog calls as a group!  All ages are welcome.  Great for families, and children are encouraged to attend.

Ben is a Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey volunteer.  He has been a promoter of Citizen Science since 2008.  Information about how to be a Citizen Scientist for the Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey will be shared.  

For additional information about the presentation, email us at info@valleystewardshipnetwork.org or call us at 608-637-3615.


T-shirt with image of Kickapoo watershed on the frontConnect to Protect Your Watershed!

These shirts make ideal gifts!  They were designed by local artists and depict local watersheds.  They are 100% organic cotton!

Now available in Women’s styles as well!

Visit our online shop to take a look at all five of our Valley Stewardship Network Watershed T-shirts!  Available in men’s and women’s styles.

We’re encouraging everyone to get to know their own watershed and all the people, plants and animals that are a part of it.

We have T-shirts for the Kickapoo, Bad Axe, Tainter Creek, Coon Creek, and West Fork of the Kickapoo watersheds.

Don’t know which watershed you’re in?  Try finding yourself on this map, or contact us at info@valleystewardshipnetwork.org.

Explore your watershed

 For maps of specific land parcels, contact us about custom GIS mapping services.