Jun
27
Lupine Prairie Seed Collection Day - Schoenburg Marsh

Lupine Prairie Seed Collection Day

When-  June 27, 2018 Wednesday  9:00 am - 12:00  (Thursday the 28th is rain day back up)

Why –The Dane County Parks Natural Areas program is partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Join us to help collect lupine for the Karner Blue Butterfly and other pollinators!  

Where- U.S. Fish and Wildlife property--Schoenberg Marsh Waterfowl Production Area in just north of the Dane County line near Goose Pond Sanctuary.

 

What to bring- Drinking water, bug spray and gloves.

 

Directions take Highway 51 north go straight onto Highway 22 north (at Hwy.  51, Hwy. 22, and Hwy. 60 intersection) then in approx. 1 mile turn right onto Priem Rd. Near the east end of Priem Rd. is a small parking where we will meet and collect lupine. The parking lot is just west of the intersection of  Priem and Harvey Rd.

See link for google map location:  https://goo.gl/maps/JvurrRJDdD52

Dane County Volunteers- If your going to come please sign up so we know the roster for the day just in case it is a rain out!

Sign up HERE

Jun
29
Volunteer Restoration Workdays @ Dane County Parks

Join us for Friday workdays from 9am-noon throughout the summer!  We’ll be rotating through the Dane County park system working on a variety of projects to maintain our natural areas.  A top priority will be removing invasive species but opportunities may arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Click Here to Register

Jun
30
Dane County Lake Access Sites and Tenney Lock Free Day

All Dane County, City of Madison, and City of Monona Parks Lake Access Sites and Tenney Lock will be free to use and try out on June 30!  Launch your boat, canoe, kayak or other watercraft on our amazing chain of lakes or try out Tenney Lock to travel between Lakes Mendota and Monona.

A map of Dane County Lake Access sites is available on our website.

Jul
6
Prairie Planting Capital Springs Recreation Area

Prairie Planting Day!

Interested in volunteering your time to help plant, water and care for a pollinator garden and prairie restoration dedicated to native pollinators and educating the public? The Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area and Madison Area Master Gardeners would love your help!

We need volunteers to help plant 300 prairie plants on July 6!

We will be working just outside the Lussier Family Heritage Center (3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison 53711), so volunteers can park close to the work area and use the restrooms in the Center.

Jul
6
Volunteer Restoration Workdays @ Dane County Parks

Join us for Friday workdays from 9am-noon throughout the summer!  We’ll be rotating through the Dane County park system working on a variety of projects to maintain our natural areas.  A top priority will be removing invasive species but opportunities may arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Click Here to Register

Jul
7
Annual Wingra Creek Clean-up with Catholic Multicultural Center

Help the Catholic Multicultural Center (CMC) be a good neighbor both to the Bram's Addition neighborhood and our local environment! Join CMC for its annual trash pick-up in and along Wingra Creek - from Beld St. to Lake Monona. Walk alongside the creek or ride in a canoe. All supplies are provided as well as snacks! When we finish we will go back to the CMC for ice cream. Contact the CMC to RSVP for this event.

 ¡Ayuda al CMC en ser buen vecino al vecindario y al medio ambiente local! Acompáñenos para la limpieza anual en y alrededor del arroyo Wingra (de Beld St. al lago Monona). Caminar al lado del arroyo o andar en canoa. Se proveen todos materiales y ¡bocaditos también! Cuando terminemos regresaremos al CMC para helado. Póngase en contacto con el CMC para hacerse voluntario/a. Evento bilingüe.

Jul
7
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.

Jul
13
Volunteer Restoration Workdays @ Dane County Parks

Join us for Friday workdays from 9am-noon throughout the summer!  We’ll be rotating through the Dane County park system working on a variety of projects to maintain our natural areas.  A top priority will be removing invasive species but opportunities may arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Click Here to Register

Jul
14
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.

Jul
20
Prairie Planting Capital Springs Recreation Area

Prairie Planting & Prairie Maintenance!

Interested in volunteering your time to help plant, water and care for a pollinator garden and prairie restoration dedicated to native pollinators and educating the public? The Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area and Madison Area Master Gardeners would love your help!

We will be working just outside the Lussier Family Heritage Center (3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison 53711), so volunteers can park close to the work area and use the restrooms in the Center.

SUMMER VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

·        The next work day is Friday, June 15.

·        We need volunteers to help plant 300 plants on July 6!

·        Work parties set for the first and third Friday of every month through September. Come any of these work days for any amount of time that fits your schedule.

·        9 am to noon

·        Meet at the Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison 53711.

·        All tools are provided.

·        Please bring drinking water, sun protection, and your own work gloves (if you choose – we have them as well). 

·        Contact Clare Carlson with your questions at carlson.clare@countyofdane.com  and 608-513-3252.

Jul
20
Volunteer Restoration Workdays @ Dane County Parks

Join us for Friday workdays from 9am-noon throughout the summer!  We’ll be rotating through the Dane County park system working on a variety of projects to maintain our natural areas.  A top priority will be removing invasive species but opportunities may arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Click Here to Register

Jul
21
Pheasant Branch Conservancy - Restoration Workdays

Work parties meet the third Saturday of the month, April-October, to pull invasives, cut brush, or gather seed. Specific work will be announced by email before the work date.  Additional dates are added throughout the season. All workdays are from 9 AM - noon.

June 16 
July 21 
August 18 
Sept. 15 
Oct. 20 

Workdays are weather dependent; let us know you are coming at restoration@pheasantbranch.org, we will let you know if we have to cancel.

We hope you can join us!

Jul
21
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.

Jul
22
Free Native Plants for School and Community Projects Application Deadline

The Dane County Land and Water Resources Department has a limited supply of free native plants for use in school or community projects that benefit water quality and education. These plants will be available in Spring and Fall each year. Spring plants are donated from community members through the Plant Dane! native plant program and fall plants are grown by volunteers. To apply visit https://olw-lwrd.countyofdane.com/Management/Native-Plants-and-Natural-Shorelines/Native-Plants-for-Schools-and-Community-Projects.

Jul
27
Volunteer Restoration Workdays @ Dane County Parks

Join us for Friday workdays from 9am-noon throughout the summer!  We’ll be rotating through the Dane County park system working on a variety of projects to maintain our natural areas.  A top priority will be removing invasive species but opportunities may arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Click Here to Register

Jul
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.

Aug
3
Prairie Planting Capital Springs Recreation Area

Prairie Planting & Prairie Maintenance!

Interested in volunteering your time to help plant, water and care for a pollinator garden and prairie restoration dedicated to native pollinators and educating the public? The Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area and Madison Area Master Gardeners would love your help!

We will be working just outside the Lussier Family Heritage Center (3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison 53711), so volunteers can park close to the work area and use the restrooms in the Center.

SUMMER VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

·        The next work day is Friday, June 15.

·        We need volunteers to help plant 300 plants on July 6!

·        Work parties set for the first and third Friday of every month through September. Come any of these work days for any amount of time that fits your schedule.

·        9 am to noon

·        Meet at the Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison 53711.

·        All tools are provided.

·        Please bring drinking water, sun protection, and your own work gloves (if you choose – we have them as well). 

·        Contact Clare Carlson with your questions at carlson.clare@countyofdane.com  and 608-513-3252.

Aug
3
Volunteer Restoration Workdays @ Dane County Parks

Join us for Friday workdays from 9am-noon throughout the summer!  We’ll be rotating through the Dane County park system working on a variety of projects to maintain our natural areas.  A top priority will be removing invasive species but opportunities may arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Click Here to Register

Aug
4
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.

Aug
8
Dairy Heifer Grazing Tour

Join us on a bus tour to visit two large-scale dairies in Northeast Wisconsin.  Tauchen  Harmony Valley Dairy and Vande Wettering Farms, LLP, will host and discuss their different approaches to grazing heifers.  Come and learn why these  farms chose to raise their heifers on grass and the economic and health benefits they are experiencing. Matt Akins, UW– Madison Dairy Management Specialist and Heidi Johnson, Dane County UW– Extension Crop and Soil Educator will be on hand to answer questions. 

Lunch will be provided.

Aug
11
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.

Aug
17
Prairie Planting Capital Springs Recreation Area

Prairie Planting & Prairie Maintenance!

Interested in volunteering your time to help plant, water and care for a pollinator garden and prairie restoration dedicated to native pollinators and educating the public? The Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area and Madison Area Master Gardeners would love your help!

We will be working just outside the Lussier Family Heritage Center (3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison 53711), so volunteers can park close to the work area and use the restrooms in the Center.

SUMMER VOLUNTEER SCHEDULE

·        The next work day is Friday, June 15.

·        We need volunteers to help plant 300 plants on July 6!

·        Work parties set for the first and third Friday of every month through September. Come any of these work days for any amount of time that fits your schedule.

·        9 am to noon

·        Meet at the Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison 53711.

·        All tools are provided.

·        Please bring drinking water, sun protection, and your own work gloves (if you choose – we have them as well). 

·        Contact Clare Carlson with your questions at carlson.clare@countyofdane.com  and 608-513-3252.

Aug
18
Pheasant Branch Conservancy - Restoration Workdays

Work parties meet the third Saturday of the month, April-October, to pull invasives, cut brush, or gather seed. Specific work will be announced by email before the work date.  Additional dates are added throughout the season. All workdays are from 9 AM - noon.

June 16 
July 21 
August 18 
Sept. 15 
Oct. 20 

Workdays are weather dependent; let us know you are coming at restoration@pheasantbranch.org, we will let you know if we have to cancel.

We hope you can join us!

Aug
25
Barks for Parks! fundraiser for Dane County Dog Parks!

Hot diggity dog, we had so much fun we're back again!  In honor of Dane County Dog Parks, Wisconsin Brewing Company is hosting the 2nd Annual "Barks for Parks!" celebration at their facility in Verona. This afternoon of fun will include live music, food, and entertainment for both two- and four-legged friends and family.  Food will be available for purchase at the event. 

Proceeds from this celebration will support Dane County Dog Parks and be used for upgrades, expansion, and special projects. Please note that dogs must be on a 6’ static leash and be current on vaccinations. Dogs must be people and animal friendly.   Complete list of "Barks for Parks!" Dog Rules.

Suggested donation for admission:
$5/person
Dogs are free!

Note that Veterinary Emergency Services will be on-hand to provide first-aid services.

Aug
25
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.

Sep
1
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.

Sep
8
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.

Sep
15
Pheasant Branch Conservancy - Restoration Workdays

Work parties meet the third Saturday of the month, April-October, to pull invasives, cut brush, or gather seed. Specific work will be announced by email before the work date.  Additional dates are added throughout the season. All workdays are from 9 AM - noon.

June 16 
July 21 
August 18 
Sept. 15 
Oct. 20 

Workdays are weather dependent; let us know you are coming at restoration@pheasantbranch.org, we will let you know if we have to cancel.

We hope you can join us!

Sep
15
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.

Sep
22
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.

Oct
6
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.

Oct
13
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.

Oct
20
Pheasant Branch Conservancy - Restoration Workdays

Work parties meet the third Saturday of the month, April-October, to pull invasives, cut brush, or gather seed. Specific work will be announced by email before the work date.  Additional dates are added throughout the season. All workdays are from 9 AM - noon.

June 16 
July 21 
August 18 
Sept. 15 
Oct. 20 

Workdays are weather dependent; let us know you are coming at restoration@pheasantbranch.org, we will let you know if we have to cancel.

We hope you can join us!

Oct
20
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.

Oct
27
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.

Nov
3
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.

Nov
10
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.

Nov
17
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.

Nov
24
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.

Dec
1
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.

Dec
8
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.

Dec
15
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.

Dec
22
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.