Friends of Harrington Beach

Friends Board Meeting Agenda, June 28th @ 7pm at Harrington Beach Welcome Center

June 28, 2018  - Friends of HB Board Meeting

Call to Order at 7pm at Welcome Center

 

Park Manager Report - Ken Severn

Treasurer Report - Jim Schmit

Secretary Report - Elaine Stecker-Kochanski

President Report - Nancy Hise

 

Past Events - Pancake Breakfast, Dutch Oven, Treasures of OZ (Elaine N), Pollinator Program (Phyllis McKenzie)

 

Up-coming Events - Music in the Park (band Tuesday Afternoon - Nancy), Purple Martin Program (Dave Shaw), other unschedule programs through Phyllis

Fall Harvest Hike:

In August: Advanced flyers and publication of Fall Hike on September 29, confirm String Along String Band

 

Old Business - Friends Merchandise Pricing and display - All

 

New Business - Woodshed filling report and future needs - Nancy

Part Time Naturalist - Elaine S-K

Need Pins/Medallion reorder - Bristol - Nancy has info

Need camp site pictures soon/photographer

Friends annual program $$ to the park - clarification of “annual” vs carry over the amount left over in December

Adjourn

Next meeting - Thursday, July 26  @ 7pm in Ansay Welcome Center

 

Please enter your volunteer hours - link can be found on our website www.friendsofharrington.org 

It's Camping Season at Harrington Beach

Camping season is here as we open the camp ground TODAY!  You will notice hundreds of blue tubes supporting our newest trees.  When you spend time at your site, water the new trees.  They are burr oak trees which could also be a learning moment for you and your family as you gather facts about these trees.  What a fun family together-time.  

When you take a walk, visit the beach or circle the campgrounds, take a sack with you and pick up trash.  We don't provide trash containers throughout the park as part of a carry-in, carry-out policy in our state parks.  Unfortunately, trash can build up on our beaches and trails.  Another activity that benefits everyone.

Are you part of or do you lead a civic organization that is looking for a summer project?  The Friends are looking for someone with organizational and networking abilities to volunteer to manage our concessions.  Concessions is open on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend.  Contact us through our email,  or leave a message for us at the park office (262) 285-3015.

Free admittance weekend for Wisconsin State Parks is coming up June 2 & 3.  A free fishing clinic will be held on Saturday.  Sunday, June 3rd is our annual free pancake breakfast in the park from 8am until noon.  For these events and more, check this website and our Facebook page often.  Summer programs for visitors is in the works!

See you in the park!  And have a safe and fun summer!

Ozaukee Treasures Network Spring Conference

The Friends want to let you know about OTN's Spring Conference on April 5, 2018.  Please go to their website link to find out more information.  OTN

Time for Winter Slush

Walking at Harrington can be a challenge this time of year.  We've had a lot of rain but the temps are still cold enough not to completely melt the snow.  That equals slush!  If you take it slow and watch your step, you can hear the waves crashing with a slushy sound off the beach.  The chickadees and nuthatches will come to the bird seed in your hand.  Keep your eyes open for flashes of red as the cardinals are in the bird mix too.  They like sunflower seeds.

And you can smell spring close on the heels of this wintry mix. Harrington Beach is fine for all senses any time of the year.  Slushy late winter is no exception.

The regularly scheduled board meeting for this Thursday, February 22 is cancelled.  The next meeting open to the public is March 22.

Bring your umbrella and a friend and enjoy the park!

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Upcoming Events

28Jun
06/28/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends Board Meeting
26Jul
07/26/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends Board Meeting
23Aug
08/23/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends Board Meeting
27Sep
09/27/2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends Board Meeting
29Sep
09/29/2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fall Harvest Hike