Friends of Vernon Marsh

Vernon Marsh, Waukesha County, WI | est. 2008 ~ Education | Preservation | Restoration

The Vernon Marsh is being used as a garbage dump.  Each Spring the Friends of Vernon Marsh conducts a marsh clean-up.  Last year's clean-up resulted in the collection of over 10 large garbage bags of debris, old tires, even a broken up TV set.  The year before someone dumped old roof shingles in two large separate piles in parking areas within the Marsh.  The shingles were loose and heavy and intermixed with rusty nails.  It took hours of hard careful work to pick up these shingles by hand. 

The Vernon Marsh belongs to all of us.  When someone dumps their garbage in the Marsh it spoils the beauty of the area for all who visit it.  It diminishes the experience for hikers, hunters, bird watchers, dog walkers...for all or us who love the outdoors. 

Watch our Events Calendar page for dates and times for the Marsh Clean Up.  Meet at the Frog Alley parking Lot.  Wear old clothes, sturdy shoes, and work gloves.  Hope you can join us!  Help protect the Vernon Marsh and all the wildlife that lives there. Get involved, get into the Marsh! 

  Important! One of the Friends of Vernon Marsh objectives is to protect the Vernon Marsh.  A 4 lane divided highway through the Pebble Creek Environmental Corridor north of the Marsh is a threat to our watershed, the Fox River and the Vernon Marsh!    

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To restore native plant and wildlife, enhance the quality of visitor outdoor experiences. To educate the public on the important role Vernon Marsh plays in protecting, cleansing and recharging water resources, and the preservation of wildlife and open spaces.


Join Friends of Vernon Marsh today to help protect this treasure in our midst. Application

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