WAUKESHA - On Saturday, Sept. 24, the inaugural WAUK With WINC, a 5K-walk/run to benefit the UW-Waukesha Field Station and the Wildlife in Need Center, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The route, which will take participants through the Glacial Drumlin State Trail, begins at Saxe’s Fine Dining Restaurant, W325 S1767 Mickle Road, Genesee, and ends at the UW-Waukesha Field Station, W349 S1480 S. Waterville Road, Oconomowoc. Saxe’s is located 3 ½ miles from the intersection of Interstate 94 and Hwy. 83 on Hwy. 18.
Schedule of Events
Registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m. Individual and team awards also will be presented then for participants who raise the most money from pledges. Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas will lead the opening ceremony at 9:15 a.m. The 5K-run gets under way at 9:30 a.m., and the 5K-walk follows at 9:45 a.m. In addition, starting at 10:15 a.m., participants and their supporters will be able to take part in a variety of activities including an art exhibit, the viewing of wildlife, tall grass prairie hiking tours and a wood-fired anagama kiln demonstration. Free return buses to Saxe’s begin departing the Field Station at 11 a.m. The last bus leaves at 1 p.m.
Event sponsors are Waukesha State Bank; Winter, Klomon, Moter & Repp; REI; Dousman Chamber of Commerce; and Saxe’s Fine Dining Restaurant.
For more information, call the UW-Waukesha Foundation at 262-446-3328 or go to waukesha.uwc.edu/Alumni---Friends/Foundation.aspx.
Wildlife in Need Center and UW-Waukesha Field Station
The Wildlife in Need Center (WINC) provides wildlife rehabilitation to Wisconsin wildlife with the intent to release them back to their native habitat, conduct research designed to further the positive impact of rehabilitation and provide quality community education programs and services. The center recently relocated its facilities to UW-Waukesha’s Field Station. In doing so, WINC will bring additional educational opportunities to UW-Waukesha and the community while UW-Waukesha will offer WINC an expansive location for its facility. The walk/run serves as a fund-raiser for both organizations. For more information on the Wildlife in Need Center, visit helpingwildlife.org.
The Field Station consists of rolling glacial deposits covered with old field vegetation, 20-acre oak woods, a small lake with marshlands, a shallow pond and a cold water stream. Gertrude Sherman donated the land for the Field Station in 1967 to be kept in its natural state. After 125 years of farming, the land now grows native plants. UW-Waukesha is restoring the acreage to communities of plants and animals native to Wisconsin.
UW–Waukesha has the largest enrollment among the 13 UW Colleges campuses. These freshman/sophomore campuses and UW Colleges Online comprise the UW Colleges. They offer an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs. In addition, UW-Waukesha offers several collaborative bachelor’s degrees through UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh.
For information about programs, admission or financial aid, contact the Student Services office at 262-521-5040 or visit the Web at www.waukesha.uwc.edu. You can follow the campus on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UWWaukesha or Twitter at www.twitter.com/UWWaukesha.
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