Treasures of Oz

Celebrating the Natural Gems of Ozaukee County


2016 Annual Eco-Tour

Another Great Event!

June 18th

Treasures of Oz 2016 Annual Eco-Tour

All sites open 9 to 3 for tours &
Celebration at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve noon to 6

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The Treasures of Oz 2016 Eco-Tour of Ozaukee County uncovers the Treasures of Lake Michigan and the Ozaukee Coast. Discover the Migratory Flyway above, the shipwrecks below, the towering Clay Bluffs and the deep coastal ravines. Get a preview of Clay Bluffs/Cedar Gorge Nature Preserve, the newest nature preserve with a mile of Lake Michigan shoreline. Learn about the coming NOAA marine sanctuary that begins in Ozaukee coastal waters and heads north to Manitowoc. Talk about the bottom of our inland sea with some of the divers who explore it. Learn about the 17 historical shipwrecks in the waters and the ones that are still searched for. That is only the beginning.

Treasures 2016 is a cross between an eco-tour and a science expo. You can go just for the excursions into 7 beautiful and diverse natural areas along the coast or you can go to learn about the natural and historic Ozaukee Coast and Lake Michigan through up close, real-life experience and interaction with top science docents. Go for both.

This event is always a great opportunity for birding, photography, finding new recreational opportunities and simply enjoying some of the best natural treasures in Oz.

Interested in volunteering at one of the sites or to help with the silent auction? Click here!

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Our Sites from South to North

Sites are open 9-3 for tours Forest Beach Celebration from Noon to 6

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Celebration Headquarters at Forest Beach

Forest Beach Celebration at Noon to 6 PM

Visit the many exhibits.

Turn in your passports for free raffle tickets.

Shop the silent auction!  Everything from fine art (including an Ellen Anderson original oil) and fine dining to golf outings, a Washington House Inn overnight, disc golf and camping passes, firewood for a year, Johnson Nursery plants and more! There are many unique and fun items for home and gifts!              

Meet Ozaukee artist Ellen Anderson and check out her original oil paintings of Ozaukee places              

Connect with top science and outdoor experts.

Meet Randyman Hetzel and his Critters- starting at 11:00 am.

Learn about the Raptors of Pine View with Jeanne Lord at 1:00 pm.

Listen to down-home music with Steve & Friends.

Enjoy great southern-style food from Yummy Bones BBQ of Port Washington including vegetarian options.

* Forest Beach tours are 9-3 with Bill Mueller (morning) and Kate Redmond (afternoon).


Ozaukee County waters are home to 17 historical shipwrecks.

Shipwreck banners will be at the various sites for the sunken vessels closest to that site. More information on
these vessels and their stories can be found at

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