Central Wisconsin Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Conserving, Protecting and Restoring Coldwater Fisheries

Workdays

CWTU work days are scheduled during the spring, summer and fall.  Dennis Drazkowski is our work day coordinator.  If you would like to receive additional information regarding a work day, please call Dennis at 1-262-409-0558 or email him at [email protected]

Workdays are an important activity of CWTU.  This is an opportunity to help make stream improvements and also an opportunity to get to know more about area streams.  Stream improvements help provide cover and spawning habitat that results in increased trout populations.  Workdays are open to both members and non-members and you can come and observe as well as assist in the workday activities. 

Electro-shocking is often done before and after doing major stream restoration work to assess the number and size of fish present.  We know from the work we have done and the results of the electro-shocking that our work has resulted in increased trout populations. Any changes in location and activity, cancellations due to weather or high stream flows, or other information will be posted here.

2016 Workday Schedule
(Please check this page for any changes on workday dates, locations, or related information)

All workdays begin with a meeting at 7:45am to discuss the work planned, organization of volunteers and materials, instructions, a nature lesson, and light breakfast. Work will begin at 8:00am.

September 17th. Workday Information
The September 17th. Workday will be the last work day of the summer.  It will take place on the legendary Pine River in Waushara County, about 4 miles northeast of Wild Rose.  We will be assisting the DNR in building and placing brush bundles and log sills.   
Plan to arrive by 7:45am.  Coffee and donuts will be available.  We will work from 8:00am to about noon, and then have lunch.  A porta potty will be on site.  You will need waders (preferably an older pair), gloves that can get wet, lawn chair for lunch, insect spray, and sunscreen.  Please RVSP to Dennis Drazkowski if you plan to attend so we can get an accurate count for lunch (262-409-0558) or [email protected]

Directions from Wild Rose: Travel east on County A from Hwy 22 for 1.9 miles to County K.  On County K travel north 1.4 miles to Aniwa Road.  On Aniwa Rd travel east 0.7 miles to the work site (north side of the road).  Watch for the white and black TU signs. 
GPS Coordinates: 44.202986   89.195351 

Work Locations and Work to be Done
Saturday, May 21st - White River, Cottonwood Ln, (Christmas tree bundles, cord trail access, 
                                  brushing.
Saturday, June 18th - Chaffee Creek, 14th Ave Parking Area, (Bank covers)
Saturday, July 16th - West Branch of White River , County Y East (Storm damage removal and bank
          cover, log sills)
Saturday, August 20th - West Branch of the White River
Saturday, September 17th - Pine River (build and place brush bundles)

If there is extreme weather conditions (storms or extreme heat) any cancellations of work days will be posted on the CWTU website and E-mails will be sent to all those that have provided a current website to Dennis. If you want to be on the E-mail list for work day information please make sure that you have provided your current E-mail address to Dennis.

Please RSVP to Dennis Drazkowski at 262-409-0558 or [email protected] if you plan to attend so we can get an accurate count for lunch.



 

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