Location: Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Times: Sites open 9 to 3. celebration at Forest Beach 11 to 6
Date: June 18, 2016
The Treasures of Oz 2016 Eco-Tour of Ozaukee County uncovers the Treasures of Lake Michigan and the Ozaukee Coast. Visitors will discover the Migratory Flyway above, the shipwrecks below, the towering Clay Bluffs and the deep coastal ravines. They will get a preview of Clay Bluffs / Cedar Gorge Nature Preserve, the newest nature preserve with a mile of Lake Michigan shoreline and have a chance to learn about the coming NOAA marine sanctuary that begins in Ozaukee coastal waters and heads north to Manitowoc. Visitors will be able to talk about the bottom of our inland sea with some of the divers who explore it and learn about the 17 historical shipwrecks in the waters and the ones that are still searched for.
Treasures 2016 is a cross between an eco-tour and a science expo. One can go just for the excursions into 7 beautiful and diverse natural areas along the coast or to learn about the natural and historic Ozaukee Coast and Lake Michigan through up close, real-life experience and interaction with top science docents. Go for both. This event is always a great opportunity for birding, photography, finding new recreational opportunities and simply enjoying some of the best natural treasures in Oz.
The Celebration at Forest Beach offers great down-home southern food from Yummy Bones, old-time rock and roll/bluegrass from Steve and Friends, the beautiful (hawks and owls) Raptors of Pine View at 1:00. Randyman Hetzel and Critters will be around all day plus there is a fun silent auction. It is also the place to trade passport stamps for raffle tickets.