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Fall naturalist programs scheduled at Horicon Marsh

HORICON, Wis. -- The public can learn more about Horicon Marsh and the vital role it plays for migratory birds during the 2003 fall Horicon Marsh naturalist programs sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources.

The programs, conducted at the DNR Field Office, located on the north end of Palmatory Street, in the City of Horicon, introduce visitors to the geology, history, wildlife and management of the Horicon Marsh ecosystem. All programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Horicon Marsh is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States. Located in southeast Wisconsin, this vast wetland is only one hour drive from Milwaukee and Madison. While this marsh in renown for its migrant flocks of Canada geese, it is also home to more than 260 kinds of birds that have been sighted over the years.

Due to its importance to wildlife, Horicon Marsh has been designated as a "Wetland of International Importance" and a "Globally Important Bird Area." Horicon Marsh is both a state wildlife area and national wildlife refuge. Different opportunities and restrictions apply to each area. Much of this is described in the following pages while additional information is available from the appropriate offices.


2003 fall Horicon Marsh naturalist programs


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Bill Volkert - (920) 387-7877 or Laura Hartner - (920) 485-3029




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