Friends of Lapham Peak Newsletter Vol. 25, No. 2, March 2017, by Rita Keber
W329 N846 County Highway C, Delafield, WI 53018 www.laphampeakfriends.org
BIKE SWAPCheck out the new and used bikes at the12th Annual Bike Swapon Saturday, March 18from 9:00 am-12:30 pmat Cushing Park Elementary School in Delafield.There will be two speakers. At 10:00 am Bob Perkins from OconomoWALK & Bike will speak about Health Benefits of Walking and Biking. Dr. Paul Krzesinski from Elite Performance Chiropractic will speak at 11:00 am on Core Strengthening and Biking. Donations are needed for the Lapham Peak Friends table. We are looking for clothing, bicycle parts, skis, ski boots, any type of sporting goods you wish to donate. Volunteers are still needed for the following: 7:30 am set up, working in the bike corral (a place where people leave their bicycles for the morning to sell and baking for the bake sale. Contact Rita or call 262-547-4827 is you can assist in any way. See the Bike Swap Website for more information.
MEMBERSHIPThank you to people who renewed their 2017 membership! Here is the Friends of Lapham Peak membership form which may be payable through March 31 or through PayPal on thewebsite.
SPRING WORK DAY
Our annual spring Work Day will be on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Hausmann Nature Center parking lot. The theme is
Work*Play*Earth Day. Work in the morning and enjoy the park in the afternoon. Bring work gloves, appropriate clothing and footwear, and any of the following tools: rake, loppers, and/or shovel for trail work. A Butterfly Garden project will need 10-12 people. Rakes and hedge clippers are needed for that project. Lunch will be provided.
BIRD HIKESBirds are back! Join fellow birders at 7:00 am for two hours on Sundays May 7, 14, 21, and 28. Meet at Evergreen parking lot. Dress for the weather; bring binoculars and a bird book if you have one.
Free Fun Weekend in Wisconsin
No state park admission stickers or trail passes are required June 3-4. Ride the Glacial Drumlin Trail bike trail. It is also Free Fishing Weekend when people may fish without fishing licenses or state trout stamps. Visit the Hausmann Nature Center both days from 1:00 -4:30 pm. See the exhibits, have the children explore the Kids Korner and shop for items at the Coneflower Gift Shop. Picnic and grill out using one of the grills around the park.
SUMMER SOLSTICEMark your calendar for Saturday, July 8th from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Enjoy the beat of Tom Klein (Bike Dr.) and his band The Front at the Fort Picnic Shelter by Homestead Hollow area (follow the accessible trail). Proceeds from the event will benefit snowmaking and other park projects. More information will follow.
HAUSMANN NATURE CENTERThe HNC will open June 3 through October 29 on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-4:30 p.m. Two volunteers per day are needed to keep the Center open. Soon the date will be set to attend a 1.5 hour orientation session for interested volunteers or a shorter refresher for past volunteers. Contact Louise at
email@example.com or 262-646-8583 if you would like to volunteer.