Sparta, Wisconsin Work Day Scheduled for June 23

On Saturday, June 23, OBTU members will be returning to Sparta, Wisconsin for a stream restoration work day in the heart of the Driftless Area. The work day will be focused on building “LUNKER” structures for installation in Beaver Creek north of town.

We will meet around 8:30 am at Fisherman’s Park in downtown Sparta.  For those of you who have not been there before, it is easy to get to the park from I-90 and there is plenty of parking.

Lunch will be provided after the project at the picnic shelter in Fisherman’s Park. We should be done with work and lunch by 2:00 pm which will allow for time to fish nearby trout streams.  Volunteers should bring work gloves, work boots, protective glasses and hammers. Bring your waders and fly fishing gear if you want to get into the water for a little fishing.

Please RSVP to Dave Carlson at or 312-953-6759 if you plan to attend so we can plan the work and estimate food for lunch.

Several of us will be staying around to do some fishing in the Driftless area. We will meet after lunch to discuss places to fish and to pair up new members with others more experienced in the area.  For those of you staying overnight Saturday we will meet at the Old Town Inn in Westby at 7:30 p.m. for dinner.

OBTU members build a lunker structure last year in Sparta, Wisconsin.