McCarthy Conservation County Park -- Tree and Brush Removal Volunteer Workday
Event Dates
  • 02/12/2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Description

Sign-Up is Requiredhttps://signup.com/go/GahZBrQ

Winter is a great time to remove invasive and weedy brush and trees crowding our woodlands and oak savannahs. Removal of certain woody species is necessary to the health of our forested and non-forested areas.  Please join Natural Lands Management Staff for a morning of brush and tree removal and to learn why it's important to keep these areas open for other native species to grow and thrive. 

Due to COVID-19 precautions we are limiting attendance during our sawyer days. Space is limited to 15 individuals per day and registration is required. We are asking volunteers to sign-up for specific sawyer or brush hauler/ herbicide applicator positions. If you can no longer attend, please pull your name off the list on Signup.com or contact Rhea or Lars ahead of time. 

Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp. In case of cancellation due to weather, a notification will be made via email and phone to participants who have signed up.

Instruction will be provided.  Groups will need to make prior arrangements. Bring drinking water. Dress for the winter conditions (boots, layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won’t be burned by falling embers. We will likely be burning brush piles if conditions permit. 

Chainsaw Safety Training Certification, waiver, and volunteer registration required to operate a chainsaw.  No prior experience needed to help for other tasks.  

 

COVID-19 Guidelines: Masks must be worn while unable to keep at least 6' distance between people. Do not attend if experiencing any symptoms. 

 

For further questions contact: 

Lars Higdon (608) 286-9497 higdon.lars@countyofdane.com 

Rhea Stangel-Maier (608) 224-3601 stangel-maier@countyofdane.com

Location

McCarthy Youth Conservation County Park, 4841 County Hwy TT, Cottage Grove WI 53527. 

I-94 East, Exit 244 County Rd N, Enter Roundabout follow signs to Sun Prairie 3rd Exit onto County Rd N. Pass through one roundabout and at next roundabout take 1st exit onto County Rd TT E. Travel approx. ¼ mile and park will be on the left.

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

Contact
Rhea Stangel-Maier (608) 224-3601 stangel-maier@countyofdane.com

Categories:

Health & Fitness, Parks, Volunteer