Save the TPE picnic date
The Coulee Region Chapter will be hosting the 2017 Picnic and Membership meeting on Sunday, July 16.
The event will be at Fort McCoy near Sparta, WI. The event will feature hikes on the large grasslands and savannas on this 60,000 acre military facility, with the picnic and meeting at the campground pavilion. An additional field trip will feature a bicycle ride along the La Crosse River State Trail - State Natural Area (link to SNA website).
Tentative schedule for the day (all hikes on the Fort will leave by bus from the pavilion):
8:00 - Hike on Fort McCoy site
10:00 - TPE Board meeting (open to all members)
10:00 - Hike on Fort McCoy site
noon - Picnic, followed by membership meeting (open to the public)
2:00 - Hike on Fort McCoy site
2:00 - Leave for bike trip starting from Speed's Bike Shop (https://www.speedsbike.com/) in Sparta. Speed's has bike rentals (starting at $19 / day), and trail passes available ($5 daily, or $25 annual). We'll head west to Rockland, stopping along the trail to look at scattered remnants. It will be around a 14 mile round trip. RSVPs (firstname.lastname@example.org; 608-799-6344) are encouraged to help us plan the ride.
Look for more details soon.