Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters, Inc.

Anyone who has an interest or stake in the recreation, economic or environmental aspect of the Yahara River is encouraged to join! We look forward to meeting new friends. We seek volunteers who can donate their time, offer professional expertise or assist financially. Donating your time and providing your input are the most cherished donations. Thank you! 

Please Join us

Our main goal for this year is to increase membership. We have over 250 supporters on facebook but not even 1/4 of that number are current members. The attendance at our fall river clean-up was the best in years!  Our fishing clinics almost always fill! We're at Yahara Riverfest leading activities each year! But yet our membership numbers could be a lot better. Will you help us by joining? Membership is only $10!

As a member you will:

  1. Support our mission of enhancing and protecting the quality of the Yahara River headwaters while educating the community and providing sustainable recreational opportunities. 
  2. Play a vital role in supporting our fishing clinics and river clean-ups. 
  3. Connect with a community who cares about your Yahara River. 
  4. Receive personal invitations to our special events and fishing clinics. 
  5. Receive quarterly email newsletters.

Upcoming Events

Although some of these events are pretty far out, it is not to early to mark your calendar!

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:00 - 11:00 AM; Family Fishing Frenzy
Sunfish Pond, Windsor Rd, DeForest
DNR educated fishing anglers will be demonstrating technique and show you how to fish. Prizes will be awarded for biggest and smallest fish. Poles are provided. Registration required through the Village of DeForest 846-6751.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 5:30 PM; Annual Meeting
DeForest Public Service Building, 205 DeForest St, DeForest
Join us to recap the past year and celebrate our organization's accomplishments!

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 9:00 - 11:00 AM; Family Fishing Frenzy
Sunfish Pond, Windsor Rd, DeForest
DNR educated fishing anglers will be demonstrating technique and show you how to fish. Prizes will be awarded for biggest and smallest fish. Poles are provided. Registration required through the Village of DeForest 846-6751.

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 1:00 PM; Yahara Riverfest
Conservancy Commons Park, 6822 Yellowwood Ln, DeForest
We host a fishing clinic at Sunfish Pond and activities in Conservancy Commons Park (look for our tent). The event has many other fun things to do, so plan to stay all day.

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9:00 AM; Annual River Clean-Up
Veteran's Memorial Park, 209 North Main St, DeForest
Help us clean the river of trash and woody debris. Meet at Veteran's Memorial Park and we'll split up to various locations. Attendees will be provided waders but are encouraged to bring warm clothes and good work gloves. A lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

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Donations Via Mail

For donations or memberships, please send your membership form and check or money order to:

 Friends Of The Yahara River Headwaters
 Attn: Treasurer
 P.O Box 139
 DeForest, WI 53532