Green Lake Magazine Green Lake Magazine 2013 - Page 32

Team Green There are many natural, unknown sites that many Green Lake visitors and residents have yet to discover. In 2008, representatives from the Green Lake Association, Green Lake Conservancy, Green Lake Sanitary District, and Green Lake School District decided it was time those unique features were highlighted and so began the Green Team. Each year the Green Team fills the calendar with events that are free, family-friendly, informative, and fun. Green Team representatives plan events that capture their mission to “introduce and share with the public, through the talents of volunteers, those special, unusual, or unknown natural features in the Green Lake area.” The calendar includes new events each year, as well By Ainsley Warczak as the return of popular events from the previous year. A Well-Balanced Calendar An event that has become a Green Team staple is Tap into Sweetness: Maple Syrup Tour, held each year in March. Since the production of maple syrup is dependent on the weather, this event is announced about two weeks prior. This is the third year the Green Team has included this special tour on its calendar. Local residents Tanya and Randy Roeper conduct the annual process of tapping Maple trees for sap, then boiling the sap into syrup right in their family’s woods. This is a popular event and a guaranteed hit for families. Anyone interested in attending this event must reserve their spot as space is limited. Call (920) 294-6480 or email to make your reservation. The tour is from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., and reserved participants are contacted with the date of the event when it’s determined. Another popular event that fills up quickly is the Mitchell Glen Tour. Each year the Green Team takes two tours of Mitchell Glen, a private property of the Green Lake Conservancy. This year the tours are at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 22 and Saturday, October 5. Local biologist and educator Tom Eddy leads participants down to the Glen, which features 12.2 acres of Count on us to advise you on the best way to preserve your trees or the best way to remove them if necessary. We offer a range of services, all with the goal of keeping your trees safe, healthy, & beautiful. pertTree Care Ex to your home or campsite! FIREWOOD Picked Up or Delivered To prevent the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer and other invasive insects, the DNR prohibits visitors from bringing firewood into Wisconsin State Parks and onto other state-managed lands from out of state or from locations farther than 25 miles away. Call us for more information. Mirr of name since 1945 Green Lake Trusted • Tree & Stump Removal • Tree Trimming • Vegetation Management • Pre-Construction Consulting • Long-Term Tree Care Plans • We Climb Too! 32 | Green Lake magazine 2013 920-294-6776 ANNE & PHILIP MIRR