Feb
15
Dane County Parks Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

Friday morning workdays 

·       Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.

·       Project usually finishes around 12 noon.

·       Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 

·       Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.

·       Dress for the weather. Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link HERE           

Any questions please feel free to contact us:  

Rhea: (608)-224-3601

Lars: (608)- 286-9497

Feb
16
Sustainability Series: Sustainable Food Practices

Learn about sustainable food practices from the Willy Street Co-op. Willy Street Co-op opened it's first store in 1974. They are committed to sustainability not only in the foods they provide, but strive to reduce their carbon footprint overall by using energy-efficient lighting, using recyclable packaging for deli items, using solar to heat their water for their west location, and utilizing the Madison Gas and Electric Green Wind Power Program.

Feb
22
Dane County Parks Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

Friday morning workdays 

·       Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.

·       Project usually finishes around 12 noon.

·       Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 

·       Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.

·       Dress for the weather. Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link HERE           

Any questions please feel free to contact us:  

Rhea: (608)-224-3601

Lars: (608)- 286-9497

Feb
23
Rain Garden Workshop

Learn how installing a rain garden can help protect our lakes, rivers and streams and add beauty to your property!

This workshop will focus more on helping participants new to the world of rain garden design through the process of actually designing a rain garden plan for their property and less on the background and benefits of rain gardens. This workshop will include exercises,demonstrations and resources to lead participants through the process of site selection, sizing, site preparation, and plant selection. Information on installation and maintenance will also be provided. Experts will be available to help participants through the process and answer questions.  


Participants should come to workshop with the following: 

1.      basic site plan of their property to help staff determine the best location for a rain garden (aerial photo from Googlemaps)

2.      general size of roof to help size the garden

3.      basic understanding of where the water on property drains

Participants will have the option of ordering native plants at a discounted rate through the Plant Dane Native Plant Program. Visit www.ripple-effects.com/plantdane for details.


If you prefer to pay by check please mail a check made out to "Dane County Treasurer" to:

Dane Co. LWRD- Rain Garden Workshop
Attn: Christal Campbell 
5201 Fen Oak Dr.
Madison, WI 53718

Feb
26
Winter Salt Certification Workshop (Parking lots, driveways, sidewalks and trails)

Join managers, applicators and others involved in the world of winter maintenance to learn about simple practices that can save you time, budget and protect our waters. This event will provide the necessary training to pass the Salt Certification Exam and have you listed as a certified salt applicator on the City of Madison Winter Salt Certification site. The training will cover pre-storm preparation, equipment calibration guidance, application rates, de-icer selection and more. The goal of the training is to educate winter maintenance professionals on how to use the least amount of de-icing materials necessary to keep pavements safe throughout the winter. For more information on the City of Madison Winter Salt Certification program visit https://www.cityofmadison.com/live-work/sustainability/winter-salt-certification .

Coffee, bagels, and lunch will be included with the registration fee of $12.00. Registration will be capped at 40 people for this training session.

Registration will close at 11:55pm on Wednesday, February 20th. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Please sign up for the City of Madison's Salt Certification News & Trainings email list to get updates about future trainings.

Mar
1
Dane County Parks Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

Friday morning workdays 

·       Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.

·       Project usually finishes around 12 noon.

·       Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 

·       Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.

·       Dress for the weather. Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link HERE           

Any questions please feel free to contact us:  

Rhea: (608)-224-3601

Lars: (608)- 286-9497

Mar
8
Dane County Parks Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

Friday morning workdays 

·       Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.

·       Project usually finishes around 12 noon.

·       Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 

·       Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.

·       Dress for the weather. Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link HERE           

Any questions please feel free to contact us:  

Rhea: (608)-224-3601

Lars: (608)- 286-9497

Mar
15
Dane County Parks Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

Friday morning workdays 

·       Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.

·       Project usually finishes around 12 noon.

·       Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 

·       Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.

·       Dress for the weather. Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link HERE           

Any questions please feel free to contact us:  

Rhea: (608)-224-3601

Lars: (608)- 286-9497