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Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in the Lake Wingra watershed. The UW-Madison Arboretum maintains one the oldest prairie restorations in the world.
Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate.
Time and Place: 9:00am-Noon; Grady Tract at the UW Arboretum; meet at the parking lot on the corner of Seminole Highway and the West Beltline Frontage Road, Madison. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.
Contact: Marian Farrior (608) 265-5214 email@example.com; see https://arboretum.wisc.edu/get-involved/volunteer/work-parties/ for more information
Activities vary from month to month. They focus on restoring native plant communities, removing non-native species, promoting diversity, collecting seed, reducing erosion, and improving habit for insects, birds, and a variety of animals. Management practices reduce runoff into the marsh (a designated Working Wetland) and promote infiltration to sustain the springs - a major source of fresh water flowing into Lake Mendota.
Time and Place: 9:00am-noon. Meet at the County Parking lot, 4864 Pheasant Branch Road in Middleton.
Contact: If you have questions, please contact Janet Kane, Restoration and Management Committee Co-chair, 203-8456, firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up for announcements about upcoming workdays, e-mail email@example.com and ask to be added to the list.
Volunteers will be clearing downed trees and trash from the creek. We have some boats available but if you have your own canoe or kayak, please bring it. Volunteers should wear work clothes or waders (if possible) and expect to get wet and muddy.
Time and Place: 9:00am-1:00pm – Token Creek Co Park entrance (map)
Contact: For more information or to RSVP, contact Steve firstname.lastname@example.org
Join other volunteers to help care for the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Activities include removing invasive plants, planting native plugs, seed collecting, maintaining trails, and collecting trash. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to work outdoors; long pants and closed-toe shoes required. Groups and minors require advance notice. Cancelled in case of steady precipitation or severe weather--high winds, thunder/lightning, or temperatures above 100F with heat index or below 0 degrees with wind chiRead more
Volunteers are needed to help collect native plant seeds. This is a great way to experience the beauty of the prairie up close, learn the species, and help collect for future prairie plantings. Please arrive early and be ready to volunteer by 9:00 am. All tools and training will be provided. No previous experience necessary. We may drive or walk from the meeting location to a different area in the park. Wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, and closed-toe shoes. Bring drinking water, work gloves,Read more
The annual Take a Stake in Our Waters shoreline trash and aquatic debris collection by Dane County Lakes Management barges begins on:
Lakes Mendota & Kegonsa
Monday, July 24, 2017
Lakes Monona & Waubesa
Monday, July 31, 2017
YES: Aquatic vegetation (lake weeds, algae), debris washed up on shore (trash, dead fish, etc.)
NO: Yard waste or brush (grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs), household waste (garbage, pet waste, etc.)
Barges will make ONE pass around the lake. Have debris on your pier by 6 am Monday so you don’t miss the collection. It may be a few days until they get to your pier. If the water adjacent to your pier is too shallow to allow our access from the water, we may not be able to pick up debris from your pier.
Questions about this shoreline cleanup? Call John Reimer at (608) 224-3612. For all other questions about Dane County waters, visit https://olw-lwrd.countyofdane.com.
If you don't currently reside at your lakefront property, please make sure that those who live there are aware of this shoreline debris collection.