Call this number if you notice game violations in the Vernon Marsh Wildlife Area: 1-800-847-9367
The Warden for Western Portion: Chad Zeigler (262-527-3398) & Sam Eagan (262-259-2437)
The Warden for Eastern Portion: Blaine Ziarek (414-216-8731)
Vernon Marsh is a unique ecosystem in Waukesha County consisting of approximately 5,000 acres of marshland, grassland, flowage, rivers, oak savanna, and lowland forest. It supports abundant wildlife including songbirds, waterfowl, frogs, turtles, furbearers, deer, turkey, pheasants and sandhill cranes. Within the Vernon Marsh, the Vernon Wildlife Area is available for hiking, hunting, bird watching, canoeing, trapping and fishing.
A River Runs Through It
The Fox River runs through Vernon Marsh, making the marsh a vital connection between the Fox River, Mukwonago River, Pebble Creek, and Mill Creek watersheds.
Friends of Vernon Marsh, formed in 2008, works to restore native plant and wildlife communities and enhance the quality of the outdoor experiences enjoyed by visitors to the Vernon Marsh. Equally important, Friends of Vernon Marsh helps educate the public on the important role the Vernon Marsh plays in the protection, cleansing and recharge of water resources, and the preservation of wildlife and open spaces.