July Fit Families Newsletter

It’s Farmer’s Market time! Get out there and enjoy all the different Farmer’s markets in the state. There are farmer’s markets happening all days of the week depending on the city. Much of these markets accept the WIC farmer’s market checks. Don’t forget your tote bags! You’re going to need something for all that produce. […]

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The Bronze Birch Borer

What is it? Bronze Birch Borer (Agrilus anxious) is a serious pest of birch trees in the Midwest. It can severely injure or kill most birch species; European white birch varieties are particularly susceptible. They are commonly found on ornamental white birch trees in neighborhood areas. Bronze birch borer attacks stressed trees, and the source of […]

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Become a Financial Coach

WalCo Volunteer Financial Coach Position Description General Description: Volunteer Financial Coaches agree to complete the Volunteer Financial Coach Training and provide one-on-one coaching for individuals/families that are seeking to accomplish financial goals. Nature of Position: The volunteer receives 6 hours of training in the financial coach process, basic money management, strategies for dealing with financial […]

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Emerald Ash Borer!

Have you heard of the Emerald Ash Borer? You should if you have ever been to a camp, park or trail location in WI and across the United States and Canada. Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an invasive, wood boring beetle. It kills ash trees (Fraxinus spp) by eating the tissues under the bark. […]

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Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Season

June is a critical moment during the year for Gypsy Moth control. In June, gypsy moth caterpillars can be seen on tree trunks, sides of buildings, benches, playground equipment, or any outdoor furniture. The UW-Extension office has already received multiple samples of gypsy moth caterpillars from citizens that are unaware of the problem that they […]

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junio Fit Families Boletín

Es hora de otro boletín mensual de Fit Families. ¡Hace calor afuera! ¡Recuerde mantenerse activo y tener cuidado! No toma mucho tiempo afuera en el sol para calentarse o deshidratarse. Bebe mucha agua para mantenerte hidratado. Si te aburres con agua, siempre puedes hacer una agua fresca con fruta o pepino, menos la azucar. ¡Hay […]

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Upcoming Tractor Safety Course

Get ready for the 2018 summer tractor safety course! WISCONSIN ACT 455 requires any youth under the age of 16 to hold a certificate of safety training in order to operate a tractor on any public road. This course meets that requirement! Kenosha and Racine UW-Extension is offering this year’s 24 hour program designed to […]

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June Fit Families Newsletter/Farmer’s Market Checks

It’s time for another monthly Fit Families Newsletter. It’s warm outside! Remember to stay active and safe! It does not take a lot of time out there in the sun to get too warm or dehydrated. Drink plenty of water, to stay hydrated. If you get bored with water, you can always make some infused […]

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Natureland and County Parks Cleanup

Walworth County Volunteer Services needs your help! There are parks in Walworth County that you can call hidden gems. Volunteer Services needs help maintaining the parks with trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and park improvements. Enjoy the rewarding opportunity to spend some time outdoors at any of these beautiful parks and know that you made […]

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May Fit Families Newsletter/Boletín de Fit Families

The sun is out and so are “Fit Families”! It’s time to get ready for some yummy warm weather treats and activities. Do you know what is really good? Oranges! There is a really delicious recipe for an orange smoothie inside the newsletter. What a special treat! You can also try some crisp, refreshing orange […]

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