Village to continue outreach contract with Riveredge

By 
DAN BENSON
Ozaukee Press Staff

Fredonia trustees last week voted to renew the village’s contract with the Riveredge Nature Center’s Community Rivers Program.

Under the agreement, the village will pay the center  $3,500 to operate programs intended to “inspire, engage and inform Fredonia residents and businesses about the upper Milwaukee River watershed and how they can be stewards to help protect and preserve this valuable freshwater resource and ecosystem,” Cassie Bauer, the center’s Family and Community Programs manager, wrote in a letter to the Village Board.

“The CRP supports Fredonia’s efforts by encouraging their residents to protect and enhance the interrelationships between the village and the Milwaukee River corridor by providing educational programming focused on water conservation, environmental health and land management,” Bauer wrote.

The agreement runs from June 2021 through May 2022.

Events sponsored by the Community Rivers Program and free to Fredonia residents have included kayak and canoe activities, winter woodland hikes, family fishing events, rain barrel workshops, crayfish catching and river cleanups.

Fredonia is one of four communities that participate in the program, which was launched in 2017. The others are Grafton, Newburg and Saukville.

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