Treasures of Oz

Celebrating the Natural Gems of Ozaukee County


Event Information and Details

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1.  Download a passport from the website and carry it with you.

2.  Each treasure site has its own unique stamp. Have a site volunteer stamp your passport before you leave the site.

3.   You may present your passport for tickets to a raffle ticket volunteer at any of three sites (see below for locations.)  The volunteer will make a check mark next to each stamp you have obtained so far.  For each stamp checked, you will get a raffle ticket to fill out with your name, phone number and/or email address. This is very important as you do not need to be present to win and this is the only way Treasures’ staff have to contact you to let you know if you have won a prize.  Write clearly because you can’t win if we can’t read it;)
You will turn your tickets in to the volunteer and they will see to it that your tickets get to the drawing in plenty of time.
The three raffle ticket sites are Lion’s Den Gorge, Cedarburg Bog and Forest Beach Migratory Preserve.

4.  If you get raffle tickets at one site and then continue to more sites, you may collect raffle tickets for the additional sites at the next raffle site or Forest Beach.

5.  The raffle drawing will take place after the event. Winners will be notified by phone or email. Many of the prizes are in certificate form and can be mailed to your address. You can provide us with your address by phone or email when you are notified.  For non-certificate prizes, pick-ups will be arranged. Notification to prize winners will be made within two days of the event and winners must reply within 5 days of notification to collect their prize. A list of winners and prizes will be posted on the Treasures of Oz website following all notifications. If phones are not answered, messages will be left, so remember to check your messages.


1.  Bicycle riders get extra raffle tickets for the extra energy and effort it takes to visit sites by bicycle.

2.  Before getting any raffle tickets, riders must get a bike stamp on their passport in order to receive double tickets. They can get this stamp at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, at Mequon Nature Preserve or along the Interurban Trail at Bratt Woods.

3.  When a passport with a bike stamp is presented for raffle tickets, double tickets are given. It is the responsibility of the passport holder to remind the raffle volunteer about the bike stamp.  Once raffle tickets are given, changes will not be made.


1.  Geocachers can receive a raffle ticket for each Treasure of Oz geocache they find. They need to present the code number of the cache (found on the cache container) to get the ticket.


A.  Most sites have accessible trails for part of the site.  
  1. Mequon Nature Preserve: rolling terrain, grass or wood chip
  2. Lion’s Den Gorge: wood chip trail, board walk,
  3. Cedarburg Bog: entire trail wide and flat with wood chip, board walk or grass
  4. Harrington Beach: wood chip, grass, or paved
  5. Riveredge
  6. Forest Beach:  rolling terrain, grass or wood chip
B.  Forest Beach Celebration - outdoor grassy area with paved parking and some paved paths around the celebration area. Area is generally flat or gently rolling.

There will be a handicapped accessible porta-potty


1.  Visitors are encouraged to carry water with them. Insect repellent is also suggested, along with long sleeves and long pants, depending upon the weather and location. Sun screen is always a good idea.

2.  Mequon Nature Preserve, Riveredge, Harrington Beach and Forest Beach Migratory Preserve have indoor rest rooms and available water.

3.  Lion’s Den has a porta-potty next to the parking area.

4.  For rest stops and food en route, we suggest checking out our various site sponsors in the area.


1.  Silent auction items will be displayed at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Some may be displayed on the Treasures of Oz website prior to that time.

2.  Each item will have a separate bid sheet with a minimum bid noted.  You bid on the item by printing your name and your bid amount on the bid sheet. Items will be sold to the highest bidder.

3.  All sales are final. There will be no exchanges or refunds.  Payments must be made by cash or check and must be made prior to July 31st or the item will be sold to the next highest bidder.

4.  The winning bidder will receive a receipt marked “paid in full” when the item is paid for. The winning bidder must present that receipt to claim the item from the auction area.

5.  Dollar values and item descriptions are not guaranteed by Treasures of Oz nor any of the partner organizations for tax or any other purposes. They are created in good faith from information given by the donor at the time of the donation. All items are sold in “as is” condition.

6.  By purchasing auction items, buyers waive any claims for liability against Treasures of Oz or any of its partner organizations, agents or staff. They shall not be responsible for any injuries, damages or other liability claims which may result from the use of items sold.

7.  All bids include tax. Bidders will not be responsible for paying tax in addition to their bid. Treasures will pay all applicable auction item tax.    


1.  Forest Beach has a treasure site as well as being the celebration site.

2.  Most of the celebration activities, except the silent auction, will be held outdoors. If the weather does not cooperate, then things will be moved inside.

3.  There will be a silent auction. All winning bids on the items must be paid by cash or check made out to the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust. The Silent Auction closes at 4:00.

4.  The food vendor for the event is Smokin’ Joe’s/ Chuck’s Place. Vegetarian options are available.

5.  Music for the event is provided by String A Long, a local bluegrass/ old time rock ‘n roll group.

6.  There will be over 20 exhibits on the grounds that will appeal to many interests.