Events for 2017

Merrimac Preserve

The Merrimac Preserve is open to hiking, bird watching, snow shoeing, and other low impact recreational activities. The following are the organized activities currently scheduled by Riverland Conservancy or other conservation organizations.

Sunday, April 23 - Sauk County Earth Day celebration at UW-Baraboo.  Contact Penny Pohle at (608)355-4839 or visit their web site www.saukcountyearthday.org for more information.

Saturday July 8 - Running Fit holds the “Dances with the Dirt” event and utilizes some of the trails on the Merrimac Preserve.  For more information, visit their web page at danceswithdirt.com/index.php/devilslake-home.

July 20 – July 23 – Trout Unlimited Youth Fishing Camp.  For more information or to apply, contact Scott Allen at (608) 495-1482 or jscottallen12@gmailcom.

Saturday September 9– Fall Stewardship Day – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Activities will focus on the re-route of a section of Ice Age Trail and completion of the bridge and boardwalk project over Parfrey’s Glen Creek. Meet at the Manley Creek Barn at S6770A Hwy 113 at 8am.

September 12 – January 3 - Bow Deer Hunt. A special permit is required to hunt on the Merrimac Preserve. Preserve trails are open during bow season.

Saturday, September 29 – Cystic Fibrous Foundation’s Wisconsin Xtreme Hike.  For more information please contact Timothy Schmitt at 262-798-2060 or tschmitt@cff.org

Saturday November 4 – Learn to Hunt for pheasants held at Merrimac Conservation Club.Contact us at 608-643-6600 for more information.

November 19 – December 11 - Gun and Muzzleloader Deer Hunt. A special permit is required to hunt on the Merrimac Preserve. Preserve trails are open during this hunt and blaze orange is required for all visitors to the property.  For more information please contact us at 608-643-6600.

Lansing Preserve

The Lansing Preserve is open to hiking and wildlife viewing year round.

Saturday October 21 - Learn to Hunt for pheasants held at Allamakee Conservation Club.  Contact us at 608-643-6600 for more information.

Other Activities

Saturday, September 9 – Black Earth Creek Longbeards are hosting a Women in the Outdoors event.  Women 14 years and older who are interested in learning new outdoor skills should contact Heather at 608-795-0152.