Waukesha, WI

Friends of Vernon Marsh

Vernon Marsh, Waukesha County, WI | est. 2008 ~ Education | Preservation | Restoration

Call this number if you notice game violations in the Vernon Marsh Wildlife Area: 1-800-847-9367
The Warden for Vernon is Steve Sanidas Office   #414-263-8544

Vernon Marsh is a unique ecosystem in Waukesha County consisting of approximately 5,000 acres of marshland, grassland, flowage, rivers, oak savanna, and lowland forest.  It supports abundant wildlife including songbirds, waterfowl, frogs, turtles, furbearers, deer, turkey, pheasants and sandhill cranes.  Within the Vernon Marsh, the Vernon Wildlife Area is available for hiking, hunting, bird watching, canoeing, trapping and fishing.

Our Mission
Friends of Vernon Marsh, formed in 2008, works to restore native plant and wildlife communities and enhance the quality of the outdoor experiences enjoyed by visitors to the Vernon Marsh. Equally important, Friends of Vernon Marsh helps educate the public on the important role the Vernon Marsh plays in the protection, cleansing and recharge of water resources, and the preservation of wildlife and open spaces.
A River Runs Through It
The Fox River runs through Vernon Marsh, making the marsh a vital connection between the Fox River, Mukwonago River, Pebble Creek, and Mill Creek watersheds.
Making A Difference! 
Volunteers needed to help slow the spread of invasive plants and animals.   Read more...
on Friends of Vernon Marsh Assistance.

The impact of High Capacity Wells.  Can this happen in Waukesha County?

May 8, 2021. 9 am to noon      Spring Marsh Clean Up


June 12, 2021. 9 am to noon   Canoe/Kayak Trip on the Fox


August 7, 2021.  8 am to 11 am  Trail Hike led by DNR