Supple Marsh programs Oct 8 & Nov 17

Supple Marsh and its importance to Lake Winnebago and Fond du Lac will be discussed in two upcoming programs at the Fond du Lac Public Library. Both programs are free; no registration required.

Supple Marsh is the 107-acre wetland in Lakeside Park West, Fond du Lac. It was purchased from the Supple family by the City of Fond du Lac in 1967. The public is invited to bring items related to the marsh – photos, maps, plans; historical and recent – to share at the events.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, Tracy Hames, executive director of the Wisconsin Wetlands Association, will present, Supple Marsh: A Diamond in the Rough. Hames will talk about the importance of wetlands and the potential value of rehabilitating the marsh.

Prior to joining the Wisconsin Wetlands Association in 2011, Hames was a waterfowl biologist with the Yakama Nation Wildlife Resource Management Program and was the lead biologist in the Yakama Nation’s Wetlands and Riparian Restoration Project in Washington. He received a bachelor’s in Biology and Environmental Studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., and a master’s in Natural Resources from UW-Stevens Point.

At 6 p.m. Monday, November 17, Brock Woods of Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources will present, Invasive Species in Supple Marsh: Problems and Solutions.

The programs are sponsored by the Lake Winnebago Clean Waters Project, the Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association and the library. The quality improvement association will accept donations of marsh materials for study and future use.

For more information about the Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association, visit www.lwqia.org. For more information about the Clean Waters Project, visit www.lakewinnebagocleanwatersproject.org or their page on Facebook.

 

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