Fox Wisconsin Heritage Parkway

A non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement and preservation of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers.

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Love your River: Community Input Sessions

You’re invited to join us at an upcoming Community Input Session to review the findings of our recently completed Interpretive Master Plan and provide feedback.

The sessions will unveil key initiatives developed as a result of the input gathered over the last year and a half of the planning process. We will gather your feedback on the plan and discuss possible community projects, including water trail development, overnight lodging opportunities, corridor-wide marketing and promotion, kiosk and anchor site installation, and more.

Click on the event below to RSVP:

Prairie du Chien
Saturday, February 23, 10:00 am
Huckleberry’s Restaurant
1906 S. Marquette Road

Spring Green
Saturday, February 23, 3:00 pm
Trader’s Bar & Grill
6147 US Highway 14

Sunday, February 24, 2:00 pm
Merrimac Village Hall
100 Cook Street

Monday, February 25, 6:00 pm
Montello City Hall
20 Underwood Avenue

Fond du Lac
Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 pm
Fond du Lac Public Library
32 Sheboygan Street

Wednesday, February 27, 6:00 pm
UW-Extension, James P. Coughlin Center
625 County Road Y

Green Bay
Thursday, February 28, 6:00 pm
Neville Public Library
210 Museum Place

Light snacks provided.

Information gathered through these public input sessions will help us determine what services can be supported by local communities within the Parkway to enhance economic development and tourism-related opportunities.

Interpretive Master Plan

Released in January, the Interpretive Master Plan provides a comprehensive overview of the resources, stories and landscapes found throughout the Parkway, and provides strategies to unify them and recommends appropriate actions to better interpret and utilize these resources. This is one in a series of plans that will serve as the foundational documents for the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway.

Click here to read the plan now and provide feedback online.
Our Approach

The Parkway is taking an innovative approach to conservation. This approach, designed by the National Park Service, connects citizens, local businesses and groups to the preservation process, giving each community the tools and resources they need to shape the long-term futures of their distinct region.

Please contact Candice Mortara, FWHP President at with any questions.

    One Comment

    • Lori says:

      Several comments:
      1) Would a “River Storytelling Festival” complement the WI Humanities Council oral history research project.
      2) Does the feasibility study for the Oshkosh “multi-day environmental education center” have elements of the “Urban Ecology Centers” of Milwaukee, Madison, etc?
      3) Is there a map of “existing roads” used for the Hiking/Biking Trail element of the plan and would a “Bike the FWHP” event(s) be envisioned?
      4)Indianapolis has successfully revitalized areas of the city and surrounding area through its Cultural Trail and sub-districts and corresponding bike/ped plans – do you think the FWHP might branch off at urban nodes to such “districts” under the FWHP Water Trail development?
      5) How would FWHP provide more opportunities for land access to the river? Acquisition, easement, etc?
      6) How can a family currently enjoy the FWHP assets – is there a database available with a web interface that allows a trip planner such as the WI tourism website?

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