“Rolling Winchester Tour: Exploring Water, Our Commonwealth” is the tile of a bus tour of local resources that will take place on Saturday, June 30.
Waupaca Winchester Academy, along with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Center for Watershed Science and Education,
UW-Stevens Point Learning Is Forever, Trout Unlimited and The Friends of the Tomorrow/Waupaca River are hosting it.
Robert and Deb Benada are the sponsors of the tour for Winchester Academy.
The informational tour will depart from Rotary Riverview Park in Waupaca at 9 a.m. and return to the park at about noon, where a picnic lunch will be served for all participants.
There will then be a presentation about the recent work done to improve the habitat on the Waupaca River at this site, followed by an extended presentation on the native history of the Waupaca area, including a display of archeological artifacts.
The cost for the tour and lunch is $5 per person.
The tour is limited to first 50 people who register. To reserve a spot, call 715-256-1312, email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the reservation with payment to P.O. Box 124, Waupaca, WI 59481.
The purpose of Rolling Winchester is to feature the commonwealth of resources in the Waupaca area, including water, biology, native history and community.
As part of the bus tour. participants will make stops at four different local water bodies to learn more about the resources.
At each stop, there will be a discussion about the native history of the site and surrounding areas, biological aspects of the water
body and the groundwater surface water.
Professionals from the University Museum of Natural History and Center for Watershed Science and Education will ride along on the bus
and serve as tour guides.
Additional professionals will be at the local stops to provide information and to answer participants’ questions.