Treasures of Oz

Celebrating the Natural Gems of Ozaukee County


Gina Litherland

Gina Litherland



Celebrating the natural gems of Ozaukee
County with an infusion of art

JUNE 15th 2019


Risë Andersen

Risë Andersen

Open 9 am - 3 pm


New sites and favorite places

Virmond County Park

Morning talk with artist Sally Duback at the largest art installation in Ozaukee County.
Learn about the wetland and prairie restoration and what is coming next.

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Cedarburg Environmental Study Area

Visit naturalists Kate Redmond & Tom Kroeger and the incredible Ant Village
Meet photo artist in residence Andrew Musil
Help to rename this lovely preserve

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Birchwood Hills Nature Preserve

Brand new preserve in Port Washington!
Preserve includes prairie, woods, and a pond
Meet Port photographer Michael Bunton and birder Richard Albert

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Hames Preserve

Brand new to Treasures of Oz!
Artist in residence Hal Rammel
Learn about water safety with Kettle Moraine YMCA and check out the kayak and canoe launch

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Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

Celebration Headquarters: Open until 4:30
Pine View Raptors: 1:00 pm
Monarch Project, Randy Hetzel & Critters
Artist-in-residence Nicole Shaver
Birthday Cake, Raffle, Silent Auction

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Sauk Creek Nature Preserve

Learn what Milwaukee Riverkeeper does for our waters and meet artist in residence Risë Andersen
Learn how Kleen Test Products utilizes company-wide sustainability efforts to make a positive difference in Port Washington

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Food will be available from That Taco Guy
11 AM to 3:30 PM
at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

Gina Litherland

Risë Andersen

Sally Duback

Michael Bunton

Hal Rammel

Graciously sponsored by:

Welcome to a harbinger of summer: your invitation to sign up for Treasures of Oz on Saturday June 15, 2019.

Collect stamps and trading cards at each site. Passport stamps can be exchanged at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve for free raffle tickets.

pdf2019 Treasures Passport


This year, our TENTH year, we have five sites in addition to our headquarters at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve IFBMP).  We are looking at the partnership of art and our parks and preserves.

Virmond Park in Mequon will highlight changes that are happening. Plus, the chimney swift tower has been tiled by local students.

Cedarburg Environmental Study Area (CESA) will investigate the wonders of ants (yes, ants. It's amazing.)... and Andrew Musil’s artistry

Hames Preserve In Waubeka on the Milwaukee River will feature water safety with the Feith branch of the Kettle Moraine YMCA, OWLT staff and Hal Rammel, a photographer who is documenting the Preserve. 

Sauk Creek Nature Preserve in Port Washington (the first OWLT property) will feature art and habitat restoration and artist Rise Andersen.

Birchwood Hills Park in Port Washington is being welcomed into the array of outdoor spots in our county, demonstrating what local residents can achieve. 

FBMP will have the Monarch Butterfly Project plus music, presentations, the auction, and the 5-star bird hotel. Plus art by Nicole Shaver

Use the link below to sign up to help on the sites or at the celebration.

then click on the box:

 “Click here to go to the Online Form”

You will get a confirmation email as soon as you press “submit” on the last page of the form.

Signing up here is the only reliable way we have to track your desires and to communicate with you as we get closer.   And if you click on the link and sign up today, this email won’t disappear into a mass of electrons and be lost forever.

Thank you.