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Prairie STRIPS Presentation

Tour of several on-farm STRIPS

September 8 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Valley Stewardship Network is hosting a Prairie STRIP (Science-Based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips) presentation on Wednesday, September 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Host Dave van Dyke has planted several prairie STRIPS on his property over 5 years.  He will take the group on a tour of a few of his STRIPS at various locations on his farm, which will demonstrate different stages of growth.  Dave will also discuss the seed mixes he used, the planting of the STRIPS, and what it takes to maintain them over time.  Valley Stewardship Network has helped Dave design and install his prairie STRIPS, as well as those of many others around the area, and will have representatives on hand to answer questions as well as talk about other native planting techniques.  There will be light refreshments.  

Dave van Dyke’s address is S5385 Hansen Lane, Viroqua.  From Viroqua, go west on Hwy. 56 about 10 miles.  Turn left on County Rd. N.  After 8/10th of a mile, turn left onto a gravel road – Hansen Lane (it will look like a driveway, but is really a road).  Follow the road to the end and park.

For additional information, please call Valley Stewardship Network at 608-637-3615 or email info@valleystewardshipnetwork.org.

 

Visit us at Deep Rooted’s Tasty Tomato Festival

Tomato tasting, food and drink, vendors, live music, and more

September 5 – 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Valley Stewardship Network will have a booth at the event where we will be selling our watershed T-shirts and beer glasses as well as providing information about our work and services.

For tickets and event information visit Deep Rooted Events

 

Get to Know Us

In-Person Events

Viroqua Farmers Market

July 24 and August 14 – from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Visit us at the Viroqua Farmers Market at 220 S. Main St. in Viroqua

Viroqua Sidewalk Sale

July 31  – from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Drop by our office at 110 S. Main St. in Viroqua

We’ll have our watershed T-shirts, beer glasses, and stickers for sale.  

Enter a drawing to win Doug Tallamy’s book Nature’s Best Hope!

 

Presentation

Wetlands, Watershed, and Cold Water Resources

March 16, 7:00 p.m., on Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83809443760?pwd=VTlrQUJSdkNrMGp4KzFMMFhqZ2R4QT09

In this presentation by Tracy Hames, Executive Director of Wisconsin Wetlands Association, you’ll learn about what wetlands are and how they help manage the water that flows through our watersheds.  Historically viewed as wastelands, wetland loss was rampant in Wisconsin for many decades.  The legacy of wetland loss has contributed to many of our current natural resource and societal problems, such as increased flooding, decreased water quality, and accelerated loss of fish and wildlife habitat.  Hames will present wetlands from a new perspective, showing how we can use them as solutions to the water-related issues we face, especially flooding. 

 

September 26, 2020

Viroqua Farmers Market – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

New Watershed T-shirts, glasses, and bumper stickers for sale

Come find out what watershed you are in and learn about our activities in local watersheds.

On Rock St., Viroqua, WI, between Jefferson and Terhune (behind the library)

August 22, 2020

Viroqua Farmers Market – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

New Watershed T-shirts, glasses, and bumper stickers for sale

Come find out what watershed you are in and learn about our activities in local watersheds.

On Rock St., Viroqua, WI, between Jefferson and Terhune (behind the library)

April 8, 2020 - CANCELED

Conservation on Tap – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Taking Stock of Tweety – The State of Our Birds

Craig Thompson, WI-DNR

Rooted Spoon, 219 Main St., Viroqua, WI

March 11, 2020

Conservation on Tap – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Driftless Prairie, Savanna, and Woodlands – A Journey of Discovery

Armund D. Bartz, Driftless Area Ecologist – Natural Heritage Conservation, WI-DNR

Rooted Spoon, 219 Main St., Viroqua, WI