Prairie Walk in Pepin County
Discover Pollinators, Seed Collection, Wildflowers, Grasses & More!
Time & Location
Aug 14, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
W8957 Goat Back Rd, Pepin, WI 54759
About the Event
View a prairie up close and take a field walk side by side with NRCS staff, conservation coaches and neighbors that can build our knowledge of prairies, prairie establishment and restoration. Sally Farrar, a passionate prairie manager from Pepin County, will lead a hike through her personal prairie and explain the process for her in regards to seed selection, pollinators and native grasses, drilling vs. tilling, prairie burns and more. Learn about specific grasses, pollinators, wildflowers, grassland birds and other biodiversity that prairies foster.
Wisconsin Women in Conservation Hosts:
Regional Coordinators from Renewing the Countryside, Sara George (West-Central Region, below, left) & Elena Byrne (Southwest Region)
July 2021, preparing for the field day, L to R: Sara George, Sally Farrar, Jen Roetter
Sally Farrar (above, center), Host and prairie manager, Conservation Coach with Wisconsin Women in Conservation (WiWiC)
Harriet Behar, Sweet Springs Farm & WiWiC Conservation Coach
Jen Roetter, (above, right) NRCS Soil Conservationist - Pepin County
Cynthia Lane, Technical Service Provider
Kathy Ruggles, The Prairie Enthusiasts
Field Day Details
- Snacks provided.
- Event is free for women landowners; registration is required and space is limited.
- All women landowners are welcome to attend—whatever your background, from beginners to experts!
- Event will be outside. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, portable chair, umbrella (for sun or rain), comfortable shoes for walking. Dress for the weather. Taking photos encouraged!
- Event will follow current CDC COVID-19 guidelines.
- WiWiC is a family-friendly space and you are welcome to bring your children. We will have some independent kids activities available.
About Wisconsin Women in Conservation
WiWiC is a state-wide collaborative effort led by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in partnership with Wisconsin Farmers Union, Renewing the Countryside and the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES). A three-year multi-faceted project funded by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), WiWiC brings together Wisconsin women landowners to connect and learn about conservation practices, resources, and funding opportunities.