Friends of the Horicon Marsh International Education Center and local Department of Natural Resources staff will host an all-day event on Aug. 21, in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area. Activities will include a guided hayride tour of the marsh, venturing through the marsh on canoes, viewing various nature displays, and a geocaching and map scavenger hunt. A raffle will be held for an airboat ride and other prizes.
There also will be a presentation at noon by wildlife naturalist Bill Volkert, bureau director for wildlife management; Tom Hauge, Dodge County wildlife biologist; and Brenda Kelly and Fred Schwertzfeger from the Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center board of directors.
Those attending can learn about the past, present and future of the Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area at the celebration.
The anniversary celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The event will be held at the Horicon Marsh International Education Center, located at N7725 Highway 28, between Mayville & Horicon.