Friends of Harrington Beach

Summer Program Thank You

With the end of Labor Day Weekend, Harrington Beach State Park summer programming is winding down.  Our popular After Summer Hike takes place on Saturday, September 20 at 6pm starting with roasting hotdogs at the Ansay Welcome Center and taking a 1.5 mile tikki torch lit hike around the Quarry.  Desserts will be available as well as beverages.  There is no charge for this event but donations to the Friends are gratefully accepted.  A vehicle admission fee is required for park entrance.

We want to share a picture from the recent Monarch Butterfly capture/tag/release event held on August 30 at Puckett’s Pond.  Ranger Robin Miller had an informative talk with about 19 visitors and campers then they captured, tagged, swabbed for parasite and released the butterflies back into the meadow. With volunteers like Bob and Karen Helminiak, going through the process was a breeze.  Bob is shown in the picture below with some visitors to the event.  We thank all our volunteers, staff and park visitors for making this season’s programming events successful.  Please visit us again!

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Upcoming Events

25 Apr
Friends Annual Meeting
04/25/2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Annual Friends Meeting at Ansay Welcome Center. Dinner at 6pm with business meeting starting at 6:30pm. More details in February 2019
27 Apr
Work/Earth/Play Day
04/27/2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Clean up, plant trees and have a productive work day at the park. Then join the Friends for a free lunch at the Ansay Welcome Center. If you have a scout troop, civic or family group coming, call the park office to let them know. 262-285-3015
23 May
Friends Board Meeting
05/23/2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Open to the public monthly board meeting. Meet at the Entrance Station/Visitor Center
26 May
Observatory Viewing
05/26/2019 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join the Northern Cross Science Foundation for an evening of star gazing. The Plunket's Observatory holds the 20" Panarusky telescope and is located by Puckett's Pond shelter.
2 Jun
Friends Annual Pancake Breakfast
06/02/2019 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Annual free pancake breakfast held during open admission to Wisconsin State Parks Weekend. More details to follow