Riveredge Nature Center

Riveredge Nature Center
4458 County Hwy Y
(262) 375-2715

The mission of Riveredge Nature Center is to promote conservation through education that awakens curiosity, engages the body, and explores connections to nature for all generations. Through this, Riveredge envisions healthier human and natural communities.

Jessica Jens, Executive Director
Sunny Knutson, Director of Education
Mandie Zopp, Director of Research & Conservation
16 full-time; 16 part-time
Ted Neitzke, IV, President, CESA 6

James Brindley, Vice President, Health Payment Systems, Inc.

Kyle Knop, Secretary HGA Architects and Engineers

Rick Fox, Treasurer, West Bend Mutual

Cate Bayles, Bookworm Gardens

Jennifer Clearwater, Discovery World

Timothy Ehlinger, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Chris Ford, Community Volunteer

Mike Grisar, WE Energies

Nancy Groethe, Community Volunteer

Dan Lyons, Retired Business Owner

David Mckinney, The New Teacher Project

Dori Naef, WE Energies

Kim Pemble, Wisconsin Children’s Hospital

Gaurie Rodman, Irgens Development Partners

Mary Rozek, CPA, Private Practice
Our key corporate partners include We Energies and West Bend Mutual Insurance
A/V Equipment (new or used), Accounting or Bookkeeping, Advertising and Promotion, Board Members, Books or educational materials, Computer Equipment, Cleaning Supplies and Services, Children Clothing, Entertainment, Grant Writing, IT Networking or Services, Marketing Support or Advice, Meeting Space, Printing Services, Office Supplies, PR Assistance, Retail Gift Cards, Telecomm/Internet Services, Training – Computer/Software, Training – Soft Skills, Translation Services/Volunteers, Transportation Services, Volunteers, Web Design or Graphic Design Service
From getting your hands dirty to sponsoring innovative community programs, Riveredge has opportunities for your business to be involved in nature. We invite businesses to join us for volunteer work projects of all kinds; we work with you to find a project your team would enjoy and that would make a big impact for the communities we serve. We also continue to seek business partners as sponsors for community programs, education initiatives, land restoration efforts, and special events.
River Valley Bike Ride
June 25, 2017
Start at Fireman’s Park in Newburg, WI; finish at Riveredge
Oh, Wisconsin. Join us for the 25th anniversary of the River Valley Ride and pedal along the shore of Lake Michigan, ride down bustling small town roads and quiet country lanes, and experience majestic forests, prairies, and pastures. With seven great routes from 8 miles to 100, there’s opportunities for riders of every age and experience level to celebrate just what makes the Badger state so special.Make a day of it to end at Riveredge for a lush summer country picnic. Join us in the celebration!

Farm Dinner
September 9, 2017
Riveredge Nature Center
Join us for another magical night under the stars when our annual Farm-To-Table Dinner returns September 10th. Whether you’re feasting on delicious local foods prepared by fantastic chefs, trying your hand at some farm games, or just enjoying a glass of wine by the pond, this is a fundraiser where the emphasis is on fun. This event is our biggest fundraiser each year and is a wonderful way to both support the work Riveredge does and to connect and celebrate with the local community.
Sturgeon Fest
September 30, 2017
Lakeshore State Park in downtown Milwaukee
Enjoy family fun at Sturgeon Fest on October 1st, 2016 – one of the biggest annual conservation events and festivals in Wisconsin, returning a breeding population of Sturgeon to Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River!