Please Join Us For:

“Seasons of the Sugar River” First Annual Juried Exhibition 2013

Monroe Arts Center
1315 11th Street
Monroe, WI 53566

October 25 – December 6, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, October 25th,
from 5 – 7pm

The Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) is pleased to announce its first annual juried exhibition, fundraiser, and membership event “Seasons of the Sugar River." We have invited artists to submit work that is representational of the annual, seasonal cycle of nature, of the wildlife that inhabits the varied upland and wetland settings of the watershed landscape, and of human enterprise and relationship with the land and the river.
View The Art Show Flyer.


Susan Lehnhardt, President
Open, Vice President
Megan Phillips, Treasurer
Jack Broughton, Interim Secretary

Board Members
Aaron Kubichka
Jason Carlson
Kevin Rohling
Lena Verkuilen
Meredith Tripp
Patrick Cardiff
Robert Hansis

Action Team Co-Leads

Lynnette Nelson
Megan Phillips

Lindsay Andrews

Susan Lehnhardt

Carol Aslesen
Lena Verkuilen

Grant Writing
Lindsay Andrews





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Who are we?      watershed map  

We are local people who love the Sugar River and the rich, productive landscapes of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois that surround the river and its tributary streams, all of which form our watershed and connect us to each other and to the land.

We believe the natural assets of our watershed—the deep agricultural soils, forest and wetland habitats, aquatic environments, and wildlife—are integral to our regional economy and culture, and sustain our lives. We believe that these assets would benefit from our collective stewardship, now and into the future.

Taylor Creek in winter
Sketches of creek
Photos by Ric Genthe & Susan Leinhardt

Thank you for making our kick-off event a great success! View Results

Over forty watershed residents and Sugar River enthusiasts
gathered in April at the Brodhead Public Library to learn about
our unique watershed and to share stories of the places we love
and ideas for promoting, protecting, and making our watershed a better
place to live.

LSRWA now has regularly scheduled meetings—please join us!
First Wednesday of each month - 5:30 - 6:30p
Brodhead Public Library—
1207 25th Street  |  Brodhead, WI  |  Library Phone 608.897.4070     map

Want more information on watersheds? Please see the following links.
The Watershed Academy is a focal point in EPA's Office of Water for providing training and information on implementing watershed approaches. The Academy's self-paced training modules, webcast seminars and live training courses provide current information from national experts across a broad range of watershed topics.
Training in the Watershed Academy and Earn your Certificate!

The watershed assessment is currently ongoing - please contact Susan if you can help. Looking for volunteers!

Membership Sign-up

Join LSRWA and tell us what you think!   Strategic Planning Survey

To help LSRWA understand your interests and concerns, we invite you to complete our strategic planning survey. Please complete the survey or share your thoughts and concerns for the watershed by contacting us by email at
Tell your friends!

To help us spread the word about LSRWA, please send a link to friends. Invite them to fill out our survey. Thank you! Also, Facebook is a great way to reference us at the following link Facebook


Contact us!

If you have questions, please contact Susan Lehnhardt (608.897.8641 x20) or email

For our River and Watershed,
The Committee