On Wednesday, August 13, the City of Middleton is allowing residents to join an ecologist and discover the prairies and wildlife of Stricker Pond Conservancy and Tiedeman Pond Conservancy for a free tour. The tour will start at 6 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m.
The tour will meet at the northeast end of Stricker Pond Conservancy, near the intersection of Middleton St. and Voss Pkwy.
The tour will be guided by Mike Healy, restoration ecologist with Adaptive Restoration LLC, Dr. Mary Linton, wetland ecologist of Snapping Linton Ecology, and Aaron Steber, senior project scientist with Cardno JFNew.
The tour will highlight the City's efforts to restore the ponds' shoreline and improve water quality.
Participants are advised to wear clothing and footwear suitable for walking on trails. The tour will involve a 1- to 2-mile walk around the ponds.