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50th Anniversary Community Celebration

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wehr Nature Center is celebrating an exciting milestone in 2024 as it marks 50 years of being A Place for all Seasons, A Place for Everyone.  “Rooted and Growing”, the community is invited to pay tribute to the past and look forward to the bright future of the nature center at this celebratory open house-style event.

You can Expect: 

  • 1 pm – Remarks from community leaders including the County Executive, Executive Director of Milwaukee County Parks, Center Director and others paying tribute to Wehr’s past and revealing future plans,
  • 1:30 pm – Collective hike to the oak savanna for a commemorative tree planting sponsored by Johnson’s Nursery in partnership with Retzer Nature Center (who is also celebrating their 50th anniversary),
  • 2 pm – Explore the trails via a self-guided scavenger hunt to get out and enjoy nature and learn more about the variety of initiatives and programs available to you at Wehr,
  • 3:30 pm – Enjoy light refreshments, cake, and a puppet show in the Amphitheater.

Events from 1-4 pm:

  • Share your memory at Wehr’s 50th anniversary memory display including photos, milestones, and stories of Wehr’s community impact,
  • Participate in a youth photo contest, learn from our community partners and clubs, enjoy birthday cake, and more!

Event is accessible thanks to our partnership with Access Ability Wisconsin (AAW). Reserve an all-terrain wheelchair and RSVP HERE

Former staff are invited to stay after for a social.

This event is sponsored by the Todd Wehr Foundation, Inc.


June 15
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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