Erected by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Lomira, Dodge County, Wisconsin
Marshes in this area at the result of bulldozing glaciers. The marshes are home to a diversity of plants and animals. They serve as buffers from flooding and are water purifiers.
Marshes are home to a variety of plant and animal species. Some stay all year while others migrate through. Animals staying all year on Theresa Marsh include deer, coyotes, fox, muskrats, otters, frogs, turtles, squirrels and rabbits. Birds that migrate through include ducks, egrets, herons, cranes, shorebirds, gulls, terns, most Canada geese and many other migrants. Some temporary residents fly as far as South America. Then 6,000 acre Theresa Marsh is located just south of this rest stop off WIS28 (Exit 81).
Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin DNR and Wisconsin DOT
The marker is located at Rest Area 64 on northbound U.S. 41, two miles north of its intersection with Wisconsin Route 28, Lomira, Wisconsin 53048.
Theresa Marsh Wildlife Area is a 5,860-acre property that includes 5,309 acres of state-owned lands and 534 acres of permanent easements located in northwestern Washington and northeastern Dodge counties. The majority of the property is located along the west side of Interstate Highway 41 between Allenton and Lomira. Habitat consists of permanent wetlands (mostly cattail and brush marsh, the Rock River channel and run-off ponds), permanent grasslands, woodland, agricultural land and seasonally flooded wetlands.
See also, Marker 301: World War II, also at this location.
Video of Legacy Marsh at Theresa Marsh Wildlife Area:
The path leading to the marker location.
The marker is to the right of the rest stop building (above),
located in Lomira, Wisconsin.