Paradise Springs Workday

On August 18, 2007, over 25 of  SEWTU's steady volunteers returned, for the first time in years, to Paradise Springs, outside of Eagle, Wisconsin.   Paradise Springs is an excellent cold water spring pond, with an incredible history, chock full of trout.  Over time, however, vegetation has encroached upon the spring pond, and the pond has began to suffer as a result.


Under the direction of an excellent crew of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources workers -- who had given up their Saturday to lead our workday -- SEWTU volunteers split into three groups, and worked on three different sections of the pond and its exiting river.


The day was a success in that a huge amount of invasive buckthorn and other downed and unwanted vegetation was removed, which had previously been choking the stream. 


A bratwurst and fresh corn-on-the-cob lunch was served at the conclusion of the workday, and a good time was had by all.  SEWTU looks forward to a strong and continuing relationship with the WDNR in the southern unit of the Kettle Moraine Forest.