Apr
21
Youth Service Day at McCarthy Youth Conservation Park

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Youth Service Day is a National Volunteer Day when students, groups and families volunteer to do service projects throughout their communities to help make a difference.

9:00 am- 9:30 am

  • Welcome and project assignments
  • Refreshments- donuts, juice, coffee, and hot chocolate (Bank of Sun Prairie and Beans N Cream)

9:30 am - 11:30 am

  • Spread mulch and prairie seed
  • Clear invasive species and haul brush
  • Plant a few trees

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

  • Lunch provided - hotdogs, chips, cookies, soda, and water (Madison East Kawanis)
  • Fun Activity - rock painting

Registration is requested. Please sign up at: http://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/1863152/false#/invitation

 

Apr
23
Lyme Disease Prevention and Infection

The State of Wisconsin is in the top 5 most infected states with Lyme Disease.  Half of all ticks in endemic areas carry Lyme Disease.  Lately, every year seems like a “bad tick year”.  How do we prevent our families and pets from getting an infection?  Prevention is key!  When there is a tick bite what should we do?  How can you find out if you have a Lyme Infection?  Most tick-borne infections are difficult to test for and produce mostly false negatives. 

Join us for an exploration of Lyme Disease, tick-borne infections, how to prevent these infections and what to do if you get an infection.  According to the CDC, this is reaching epidemic levels with more than 25,000 new reported cases of disease every month!

This educational session is being led by Jean Schneider, a Clinical Herbalist with an herbal practice just outside of Madison WI.  She started Nativa Medica to help people suffering from acute and chronic health imbalances.  Jean uses a wide range of knowledge and techniques to address imbalances in all three parts of our beings; physical, emotional and spiritual. 

Please use the SIGN UP button below to register for this event.

Apr
23
Navigating a Challenging Dairy Economy

The Dairy Margin Protection Program and other Resources Presentations will include: * Analyzing Farm Finances and other WI Farm Center Resources, Mike Lochner- DATCP Wisconsin Farm Center * UW- Extension Resources, Jennifer Blazek and Heidi Johnson- Dane County UW-Extension * Nutritional and Farm Management Strategies during Challenging Times, Randy Shaver and Bruce Jones- UW Dairy Science * The Dairy Margin Protection Program, Mark Stephenson- UW Center for Dairy Profitability.

This program is free, a light lunch will be provided.

An RSVP is appreciated but not required. Please call or email Barbara at 608-224-3704, nunez.barbara@countyofdane.com to RSVP.

 

Apr
28
Arbor Day at Silverwood Park

11:00am - 1:00pm

Calling all tree-huggers! Join us in the celebration of the 330th Birthday of Silverwood Farm's Oak.

Come tour the historic homestead and...

-Learn about how a local arborist determined the age of Silverwood's farmstead oak.
-Learn about Boy Scout, Brandon Aderhold's, Leopold Bench- building project.
-Hear a woodlands presentation by Carl Korfmacher, owner of Midwest Prairies.

Birthday cake, coffee, and tea provided! 

More info at www.silverwoodpark.org

Apr
28
UW Madison Arboretum Core Area/Curtis Prairie Work Party

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. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Apr
28
Wingra Creek Cleanup

The Wingra Creek Cleanup is a fun paddle between Lakes Wingra and Monona. Help us keep it beautiful too! You can participate by boat or on foot. We'll provide gloves, trash bags and a water dispenser. Please bring a refillable water bottle to help reduce waste! Everyone is welcome at this family-friendly event! An RSVP is not necessary but would be helpful for planning purposes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please check our event page at www.lakewingra.org for inclement weather updates the day of.

If you would like to paddle please B.Y.O.B (bring your own boat)! Rentals are not available. A canoe/kayak launch is located on the southeast side of the pedestrian bridge.

May
5
Arboretum Wingra Oak Savanna Work Party

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. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

May
5
Mad City Disc Golf Spring Kickoff

Spring has sprung and it's time to throw discs! Schedule of Events 9:00am - Registration Opens 9:45am - Player meeting, partner assignments 10:00am - Round begins Lunch to follow. Bag Tag Distribution Holes 1-18 will be utilized for doubles. Holes 19-27 will remain open for public play. *New member registrations will be accepted throughout the event. You must be a current MCDG member to participate in the doubles round for tags. Free lunch for members.

May
5
WALK FOR WATER

This fundraising event is sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Church and all proceeds will go to Living Water International to be used to cover the costs incurred to drill a well in a small village in Honduras that lacks clean water. It costs approx. $5500 to drill a well in Central America with Living Water International. From June 9-16, a mission team from the Mt. Horeb and Madison area will travel to Honduras to partner with Living Water International to help drill this well for a small community near La Ceiba, Honduras that lacks access to clean water.

May
5
Word on the Street 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Run

8:00 - 10:00 am

Run, walk, or jog a 5K route that begins and ends at the Verona Public Library. The chip-timed course goes through residential streets and along the park road in scenic Badger Prairie County Park. Running-related quotes on signs and in chalk along the course will keep participants inspired and entertained! A shorter kids' run is also offered. Proceeds will benefit the Verona Public Library Endowment Fund.

Learn more: http://www.veronapubliclibrary.org/5k

May
12
7th Annual Donald Dash Trail Run @ Donald County Park

9:00 am

An annual trail run held in Donald Park located in Mt. Horeb, WI. This year the distances will be 5km and 15km, but not missing any of the usual fun and challenging course terrain (prairie, sand, hills, and more--see course info)!

100% of proceeds are donated to Friends of Donald Park. The funds are earmarked for trail maintenance and repair.

See website for additional information: https://www.donaldparktrailruns.com/

 

May
12
Arboretum Wingra Oak Savanna Work Party

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. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

May
19
UW Madison Arboretum Grady Tract Work Party

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. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.