June 2024 Newsletter

We Have More Prairie Plants!

Over a few days in May, DNR staff and dozens of volunteers planted more than 1,200 native plant plugs in the park prairies. Recent soaking rains have helped these plants root into the hard soil – come to the park to see beautiful blooms as the plants mature! Many thanks to Friends of Lakeshore State Park volunteers and donors for their generosity – the prairies would not be the same without you! 

Photos with DNR and Prairie Pal volunteers from the Garden Club of Greater Milwaukee. The Prairie Pals were recently awarded the Wisconsin Civic Achievement Award given by the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation – congratulations Prairie Pals!

Volunteers are very welcome to help in the prairies June 11th and 25th 10AM-12PM, and alternate Tuesdays through October

Upcoming Events

All events meet at park north entrance near Discovery World, unless otherwise indicated

Jun 1: Free Fishing Weekend Fishing Clinic, 1:00-3:00PM
Jun 4: Wildflowers on the Water happy hour kickoff, 4:00-6:00PM 
Wantable Cafe, 123 E Walker St.
Jun 7: Bike Week Commuter Station, 7:30-10:00AM in front of Discovery World
Jun 15: Prairie Hike, 10:00-11:00AM.
Jun 16: Father’s Day Fishing, 2:00-3:30PM Meet at the fishing pier
Jun 18: Summer Solstice Hike, 7:00-8:00PM
Jun 19: Bubble Hike, 5:00-6:00PM
Jun 19: Beach Bonfire, 6:00-8:30PM 
Meet at Pebble Beach
Jun 22: Invasive Species Awareness Day, 9:00AM-12:00PM Meet at the fishing pier
Jun 27: Pride Month Hike, 6:00-7:00PM

Event details are available here: FLSP Events Page
Contact: Elaine Zautke (Park Manager) elaine.zautke@wisconsin.gov   414-274-4281

Save the Dates

Jul 7: Brunch By the Beach with Food Trucks and Music 10:00AM-2:00PM
Jul 24 : Bonfire with Smores 6:00-8:30PM
Aug 21: Bonfire with Smores, Lakefront Beer and Food Truck 6:00-8:30PM 

Sep 7: Wildflowers on the Water – Music, Food and Art  3:00-7:00PM
Sep 18: Bonfire with Smores 5:30-730PM

Our park educators offer a wide variety of programs for both kids and adults, such as fishing clinics (no license required for children 15 and under) and events that focus on nature education and exploration, all designed to be hands-on and family-friendly.