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Riveredge Nature Center

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Location: Saukville Show More
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Size: 379.0 Acres

Riveredge Nature Center has over 10 miles of trails. These trails traverse ponds, creeks, the Milwaukee River, forests, fens, wet meadows and prairies. The Riveredge Nature Center’s sanctuary is a unique ecological area for its biodiversity and continual maintenance and control of invasive species. It is a jewel in the landscape of Ozaukee County. It adds to the vitality of the community by providing ongoing recreational opportunities for adults, families and children. Containing roughly 380 acres of various habitats, the sanctuary serves as a resource for scientific research and provides opportunities for citizen scientists to expand their horizons.

Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.
-- Aldo Leopold

Education Classrooms/labs
Activities
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoe
Special Features
  • Bird Watching
  • Boardwalk
  • Observation Deck
  • Rare Species
Amenities
  • Benches
  • Parking
  • Rest Rooms
  • Trail System
Water
  • Milwaukee River
  • Pond
Other Information

Education Opportunities

Specifically, the Riveredge sanctuary includes:

  • 10 miles of trails
  • A vernal pond and creek, both designated as state natural areas
  • One and one-half miles of riparian habitat
  • Seven deciduous forest types
  • Conifer forest
  • Several wet meadows
  • 28 acres of planted prairie
  • 1 Fen
  • Six ponds
  • 186 species of birds
  • 580+ species of plants
  • 26 species of mammals
  • 7 species of anurans
  • 23 soil types

Location

4458 Hawthorne Drive, 53080, Saukville

Website: riveredgenaturecenter.org

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