Related Links and Organizations
Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network
800 Center St, Racine 262-456-4265
Mission: To protect, restore, and sustain the ecosystem in the watersheds through the funding and facilitation of a regional network of locally initiated projects.
Vision: Foster the Root-Pike and adjacent Lake Michigan watersheds where the integrity of the land, water, and air resources are protected and enhanced, while maintaining the strength and sustainability of the regional economy, and contributing to the health and social well being of all community members.
Kenosha History Center
220-51st Place, Kenosha 262-654-5770
Open Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Museum of local Kenosha County history from its settlement in the 1830s, through its development as an industrial and automaking town, through to the 21st century.
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532
Clarence Godshalk, the director of the Morton Arboretum from 1939 to 1966, designed the arboretum here at Hawthorn Hollow.
A Television show that is not just weekly episodes, but a Mission to work and learn in Conservation Education and to bring it to viewers who are highly motivated into learning and caring about our Planets well being for today and for the Future.
Pike River Watershed Restoration Plan
Along with Root-Pike WIN and the Brookwood Foundation, Hawthorn Hollow is a supporter of the The Pike River Watershed Restoration Planning project. The Plan is focusing on improving the Pike river, one of the most degraded watersheds in Wisconsin. According to WDNR, modifications to streams and wetlands, urban runoff, and stream bank erosion are the priority issues for this Watershed. Today the Watershed contains only about 350 acres of its original 4,800-plus acres of wetlands which has greatly reduced its stormwater storage capacity, and is a major contributing factor to the water quality problems and flooding in the Watershed.
Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory
Bats are the only flying mammal in the world and they are much misunderstood. Wisconsin bats may soon be face to face with a very formidable foe. Learn about Wisconsin’s bats, their ecology, and what threatens their survival.
Richard Bong State Recreation Area
26313 Burlington Rd, Kansasville, WI 53139
The recreation area encompasses 4,515 acres of rolling grassland, savanna, wetlands and scattered woodland.
Pringle Nature Center
The Pringle Nature Center building is located within the 197 acre Bristol Woods County Park. The Bristol Woods County Park is located on County MB in between County C and County Q in the Town of Bristol. This beautiful park contains upland forest, wetlands, oak savanna remnants, prairie and lawn areas to explore. Within the woods are four miles of trails that are used for bird and wildlife observation, nature education walks, hiking and cross county skiing. The nature center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. During the winter months, if Kenosha Unified is closed, the nature center will not be open.
Riverbend Nature Center
River Bend Nature Center is located on 80 acres of wooded, prairie, and riverfront land. The Root River flows along our western border. There are trails to hike in the summer and ski or showshoe in the winter. While there is no admission, we encourage you to become a Friend of River Bend. Canoes, kayaks, cross country skis, and snowshoes are available to rent.