Tuesday, June 10, 2014

On to summer!

     The Friends of Pike Lake Kickoff event -- Discovery Day -- was a great success on June 7th.
You can see video highlights here, thanks to our friends at TodayandForever Videos.  Following the summer schedule poster below, you can see a few photos from Discovery Day 2014.

       Please remember that the Friends group welcomes all new members any time.  You can get information at the Pike Lake DNR office or by clicking the "Join" link at the top of the page. You can also join at any regular meeting.   Email us through the "contact" button at the top of the page.  Membership does not require any specific time commitment; help out with the projects you want to on whatever schedule is comfortable for you.

     The next Friends of Pike Lake meeting is Monday, July 14th with the picnic at 5:00 followed by the business meeting. 

      Coming up throughout the summer, the local DNR staff, with some funding support from Friends of Pike Lake,  have arranged a series of exciting program for visitors.  Here is the listing:

    June and July Program Schedule

 June 14th -- Kayak with the Naturalist:  Sign up at the office for a $10 kayak rental fee, or bring your own for no charge.  Kayak outings are from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon starting at the Hwy Q parking lot at the Loew Lake Unit.  (Note: due to excessive carp winter kill, there is a possibility that the June 14th kayak trip may be moved to the Pike Lake beach.  For details, call 262-670-3400.)

June 15th -- Invasive Plant Species Hike:  Pike Lake's Naturalist and Invasive Species expert will lead this hike.  It starts at 10:00 am near North Shelter at the beach parking lot.  Wear long pants and appropriate footwear.  Please bring gloves and a large plastic bag.

June 21st -- Night Hike:  Campfire starts at 8:00 pm near the woodshed in the campground.  Hike starts at 8:30 pm.

June 28th -- Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (Sky Hunters: Raptor Presentation)  Begins on the beach at 6:30 pm.  Bring a chair!

July 5th - Smokey Bear and the Pike Lake Naturalist will periodically drop in a the beach!

July 12th -- Stargazing in the campground.  Starts at 8:30 pm.

July 19th - Kayak with the Naturalist

July 26th -- Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (Sky Hunters: Raptor Presentation) Begins at 6:30 on the beach.  Bring a chair!