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

Mar
23
Sustainability Series: Sustainable Coffee Production

Learn about sustainable coffee production from the Just Coffee Cooperative. Just Coffee Cooperative is a worker-owned coffee roaster dedicated to creating and expanding a model of trade based on transparency, human dignity and environmental sustainability. They build long-term relationships with small-scale hard working coffee growers to bring their customers an incredible cup of coffee.

Jun
2
Battle of CamRock

Capital Off Road Pathfinders, CORP has partnered with Loft & Shove for this mountain biking journey along the hills of the Koshkonong Creek. The start is a dash to the top, climbing for a half mile through the vendor area followed by lots of fast fun as racers negotiate trail characterized by its varied topography and beautiful landscape. 

There is a main race course and a separate race course just for the kids all within a festival atmosphere at beautiful CamRock County Park. Bring the family and prepare for a day of fun for all. Or come for the pre-ride and Saturday festivities and make a weekend of it with onsite camping or lodging right in town.

Aug
2
Sugar Maple Music Festival

Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective, the Sugar Maple Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival celebrating American roots music through performances, educational workshops, and interactive jam sessions. This family-friendly festival offers entertainment for people of all ages. The diversity of performances invites people of all backgrounds and ages to enjoy and learn about the performing arts in the beautiful setting of Lake Farm County Park. Performances, workshops, and jams are held concurrently at three stages. Formal performances take place on the main stage. Artists hold educational workshops and jams in a more intimate setting on the Roots & Reasons stage. This stage provides an unique opportunity for festival attendees to interact with the artists through interviews, discussions, workshops, demonstrations, and interactive jam sessions. Interviews with performers allow festival attendees to learn about the history, culture, and techniques of the traditional arts. Workshops, demonstrations, and jam sessions provide Dane County residents an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills of these artists into to our own community.

Aug
3
Sugar Maple Music Festival

Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective, the Sugar Maple Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival celebrating American roots music through performances, educational workshops, and interactive jam sessions. This family-friendly festival offers entertainment for people of all ages. The diversity of performances invites people of all backgrounds and ages to enjoy and learn about the performing arts in the beautiful setting of Lake Farm County Park. Performances, workshops, and jams are held concurrently at three stages. Formal performances take place on the main stage. Artists hold educational workshops and jams in a more intimate setting on the Roots & Reasons stage. This stage provides an unique opportunity for festival attendees to interact with the artists through interviews, discussions, workshops, demonstrations, and interactive jam sessions. Interviews with performers allow festival attendees to learn about the history, culture, and techniques of the traditional arts. Workshops, demonstrations, and jam sessions provide Dane County residents an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills of these artists into to our own community.

Aug
10
2nd Annual No Fear All Fun 5k Run/walk

The 2nd Annual No Fear All Fun 5k Run/Walk is an event in memory of Michael Neill a Lafollette Cross Country Runner who was killed in a tragic car accident in September, 2017. The Run/Walk is a chip timed race, the event begins at 9am, registration at 8am, set up to begin 6am. All proceeds go to Sennett, Whitehorse and St. Dennis Middle School Running clubs. There will be tents at the start and finish line for water and snacks.

Aug
11
Barks for Parks! fundraiser for Dane County Dog Parks

Hot diggity dog, we had so much fun we're back again! This event has grown so much the past two years that we have had to move to a larger location. Join us for our 3rd Annual "Barks for Parks!" celebration at Badger Prairie County Park in Verona. This afternoon of fun will include live music, food, and entertainment for both two- and four-legged friends and family. Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to build a shade structure at the Badger Prairie Dog Park.

Suggested donation for admission is $5.00 per person. Dogs are free but must have a daily or annual dog permit. These can be purchased at the event or in advance through our website.


A list of activities, a schedule of events, and complete list of Barks for Parks Dog Rules will be available on the event webpage: danecountyparks.com/barks4parks

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