February 21st at 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening of good food, great company, and interesting conversations about wetlands and nature at our annual conference banquet. Open to people attending the conference and anyone else who is interested, this memorable evening will offer something for everyone.


Wisconsin Wetlands Association is pleased to welcome Ken Leinbach, Director of the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee, as our banquet speaker this year. Ken will share Urban Ecology Center’s inspiring work to use green space to transform how urban space is used and cared for and, at the same time, address pressing social issues in the community. Their work is helping develop new leaders for tomorrow’s conservation initiatives.

You won’t want to miss hearing from him. More information on this and other key conference presentations.


The banquet is open both to conference participants and the general public. Tickets for the banquet and presentation are $45 per person. If you are attending the conference, you can purchase your banquet ticket when you register for the conference (for an additional fee). We will also offer banquet-only registration for anyone not attending the conference who wishes to attend the banquet.


Olympia Resort
1350 Royale Mile Rd
Oconomowoc, WI 53066


Entrée selections

We will offer three banquet entrées this year:

  • Vegetable Napoleon (vegan): Grilled eggplant, zuchini, yellow squash, red onion, and tomato, served with roasted red potatoes
  • Pan seared walleye: Fresh walleye topped with tomato concasse and served with wild rice pilaf
  • Chicken champignon: Breast of chicken stuffed with wild mushrooms and served with garlic mashed potatoes

All banquet meals include:

  • Field greens with strawberries, goat cheese, and candied pecans with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette
  • Green bean almondine
  • Fresh baked rolls with butter
  • Freshly-brewed regular and decaf coffee, tea, and milk
  • Dessert

If you would like to attend the banquet and have food allergies or other dietary needs, please contact Fiorella Barrett-Neira at (608) 432-4624 so that we can make arrangements to accommodate your needs.