Oct
18
Fall Prairie Seed Collection Volunteer Day

Fall is a beautiful time of year to be out in the prairie!  The colors are changing and prairie seeds are ripening on the stem.  Join Dane County Parks for a fall harvest on the prairie as we collect seeds around the County at different parks each week.  Seeds are collected to plant and enhance lands in other natural areas for pollinators, wildlife, and land restoration.  Join us for what will be a unique and rewarding experience.  No prior experience is needed.  All tools and training will be provided. Groups (students or other) need to contact Lars directly to register and talk over logistics.

Please visit the link HERE to register and for more detailed directions to meeting locations.

 Schedule:

Meet at 9:00 am and collect seed till 12:00 noon

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -- Golden Alexander at Lake Farm across the road from the Lussier Heritage Center

Friday, August 23, 2019 -- Schumacher Farm

Friday, September 6, 2019 -- Indian Lake

Friday, Septmber 13, 2019 -- Cam Rock

Wednesday, September 18 -- Yahara Heights

Friday, September 20 -- Pheasant Branch

Tuesday, September 24 -- Walking Iron Wildlife Area

Wednesday, September 25 -- Swamp Lovers Preserve

Friday, September 27 -- Indian Lake

Wednesday, October 2 -- Holy Wisdom Monastery

Friday, October 11 -- Cam Rock

Wednesday, October 16 -- Holy Wisdom Monastery

Friday, October 18 -- Ice Age Junction, County Highway M unit

Friday, October 25 -- Ice Age Junction, Reddan unit

 

Oct
18
Prairie Work Days at Lussier Family Heritage Center

Join the Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area and Madison Area Master Gardeners Association for our Friday workdays in the prairie.  We will weed and transplant native prairie plants in a restoration near the Heritage Center. No gardening background needed!  Come for as long as your schedule permits – contact Clare with your questions:  carlson.clare@countyofdane.com.  No need to sign up, just show up and bring a water bottle and sun protection. 

Oct
19
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. Tools and training are provided. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Oct
19
Pheasant Branch Conservancy - Restoration Workdays

Our 2019 plan for workdays has changed. We are planning two “regular” workdays in April, May, September and October. They are planned for the first and third Saturdays. This better coincides with typical workload needs and allows for easier scheduling of special workdays typically in the summer and affiliated with employers or organizations.  All regular workdays are from 9 AM – noon.

Work will consist of pulling invasives, cutting brush, or gathering seed. Specific work will be announced by email before the work date.

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
Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Volunteers should meet at the end of Blue View Drive at 1PM. Work priorities may vary throughout the year, but current work is focused on lopping woody shrubs.

Any questions can be addressed via text or email to FOSP President McDonough-Sutter. McSutter@mhtc.net 608 332 5029

Oct
20
Starkweather Creek Fall Color and Sunset Paddle

Friends of Starkweather Creek will host a fall color paddle up Starkweather Creek with possible finish on Lake Monona for the sunset at 6:06 pm (wind and waves permitting). Afterwords, join them for a fire circle one mile away (off Cottage Grove Rd near Stoughton Rd). Ten canoes (and paddles) are available or bring your own.  Meet at the Olbrich Park boat launch. This will be a win/win healing and honoring of people and place… balancing and synergizing inner and outer, self and other, head and heart, physical and metaphysical, serious and silly… including explorations of current topics of interest in the watershed (PFAS pollution, the F-35 proposal... or any other items of interest.

Please RSVP to Carl Landsness, Friends of Starkweather Co-Chair, if you plan to join so they can estimate numbers. Let him know if you need a spot in a canoe.  

Oct
21
Wisconsin River Recreation Bridge Open House

Dane and Sauk county officials gathered in Sauk City on July 23 to kick off the long-awaited study of the feasibility of building a new recreation bridge to connect the recently expanded Great Sauk State Trail with Walking Iron Trail envisioned in Dane from the river to Mazomanie for foot, bike, and seasonal snowmobile use. Public communications around this project is key in making the vision of a multi-use recreation trail from Middleton to Reedsburg a reality.

Public information meetings are scheduled with the consultants to discuss the bridge study and solicit community input. This is the first public meeting opportunity. Another will be held on October 23

Open House at 6:30pm. Meeting starts at 7:00pm.

Purpose of the Meeting:
Consultants for Dane and Sauk counties studying the feasibility of building a four-season recreation bridge over the Wisconsin River at Sauk City will hold two community meetings in October to provide information about goals of the study and to introduce the public to the potential bridge project. The study is being led by MSA Professional Services, Inc. of Baraboo in partnership with Westbrook Associated Engineers, Inc. of Spring Green to explore design options and estimate construction costs for a new 500-foot bridge for pedestrian, bicycle, and snowmobile use to connect the recently expanded Great Sauk State Trail with Walking Iron Trail envisioned in northwest Dane County.

Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to be part of the development of the design options. For the consultants, the purpose of the meetings is to gather the following information:

  • What is the story that we want to tell about this area and the bridge site?
  • End user insight into important environmental, historical, or cultural themes that may be incorporated into the bridge design;
  • End user insight into the desired amenities associated with the bridge…ow do people want to use this bridge?
  • End user insight into the preferred aesthetics (materials and style) of the proposed bridge design

The location under study (attachment) is the former site of the 100-year-old Sauk City rail bridge demolished in 2018. A final report from MSA/Westbook is due by December 31, 2019. The consultants will identify a preliminary design alternative based on construction feasibility, consideration of environmental matters, cost of construction and maintenance, and other factors to be determined.

The Great Sauk State Trail Commission is administering the study for the two counties, which are sharing the $78,825 project cost. The public is encouraged to visit the project Facebook Page for updates and to provide input.

Dane Contacts: Chris James, james@countyofdane.com, 608-224-3763; Christopher Long, chris@gatewaytothedriftless.com, 608-658-7901

Sauk Contact: Jared Pinkus, jared.pinkus@saukcountywi.gov, 608-355-4840

Oct
23
Wisconsin River Recreation Bridge Open House

Dane and Sauk county officials gathered in Sauk City on July 23 to kick off the long-awaited study of the feasibility of building a new recreation bridge to connect the recently expanded Great Sauk State Trail with Walking Iron Trail envisioned in Dane from the river to Mazomanie for foot, bike, and seasonal snowmobile use. Public communications around this project is key in making the vision of a multi-use recreation trail from Middleton to Reedsburg a reality.

Public information meetings are scheduled with the consultants to discuss the bridge study and solicit community input. This is the second public meeting opportunity (the first is on October 21).

Open House at 6:00pm. Meeting starts at 6:30pm.

Purpose of the Meeting:
Consultants for Dane and Sauk counties studying the feasibility of building a four-season recreation bridge over the Wisconsin River at Sauk City will hold two community meetings in October to provide information about goals of the study and to introduce the public to the potential bridge project. The study is being led by MSA Professional Services, Inc. of Baraboo in partnership with Westbrook Associated Engineers, Inc. of Spring Green to explore design options and estimate construction costs for a new 500-foot bridge for pedestrian, bicycle, and snowmobile use to connect the recently expanded Great Sauk State Trail with Walking Iron Trail envisioned in northwest Dane County.

Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to be part of the development of the design options. For the consultants, the purpose of the meetings is to gather the following information:

  • What is the story that we want to tell about this area and the bridge site?
  • End user insight into important environmental, historical, or cultural themes that may be incorporated into the bridge design;
  • End user insight into the desired amenities associated with the bridge…ow do people want to use this bridge?
  • End user insight into the preferred aesthetics (materials and style) of the proposed bridge design

The location under study (attachment) is the former site of the 100-year-old Sauk City rail bridge demolished in 2018. A final report from MSA/Westbook is due by December 31, 2019. The consultants will identify a preliminary design alternative based on construction feasibility, consideration of environmental matters, cost of construction and maintenance, and other factors to be determined.

The Great Sauk State Trail Commission is administering the study for the two counties, which are sharing the $78,825 project cost. The public is encouraged to visit the project Facebook Page for updates and to provide input.

Dane Contacts: Chris James, james@countyofdane.com, 608-224-3763; Christopher Long, chris@gatewaytothedriftless.com, 608-658-7901

Sauk Contact: Jared Pinkus, jared.pinkus@saukcountywi.gov, 608-355-4840

Oct
24
Arboretum Restoration Team Leader Training

Do you enjoy working with others while taking care of the Earth? If so, we encourage you to become a Restoration Team Leader. You will develop professional ecological skills, practice the land ethic, and give back to your community. Team leaders play a critical role in restoring Arboretum prairies and savannas by supervising other volunteers at Saturday morning ecological restoration work parties. They also gain invaluable personal and professional experience as they learn about native ecosystems and plants, manage and maintain native landscapes, and develop leadership and communication skills. Team leaders get to know the Arboretum and how it works in every season. Restoration Team Leader Training will begin October 2, 2019 and costs $100; deadline for the application is September 25. You will participate in an extensive training that includes working outdoors, online and in-class time, and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Certification; training is Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6-9 PM, Saturdays are from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. We ask for a big commitment, and we provide a unique and enduring opportunity in leadership and ecological restoration. For more information (including position description, schedule, and application form), please contact Marian Farrior at (608) 265-5214 or marian.farrior@wisc.edu.

Oct
25
Fall Prairie Seed Collection Volunteer Day

Fall is a beautiful time of year to be out in the prairie!  The colors are changing and prairie seeds are ripening on the stem.  Join Dane County Parks for a fall harvest on the prairie as we collect seeds around the County at different parks each week.  Seeds are collected to plant and enhance lands in other natural areas for pollinators, wildlife, and land restoration.  Join us for what will be a unique and rewarding experience.  No prior experience is needed.  All tools and training will be provided. Groups (students or other) need to contact Lars directly to register and talk over logistics.

Please visit the link HERE to register and for more detailed directions to meeting locations.

 Schedule:

Meet at 9:00 am and collect seed till 12:00 noon

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -- Golden Alexander at Lake Farm across the road from the Lussier Heritage Center

Friday, August 23, 2019 -- Schumacher Farm

Friday, September 6, 2019 -- Indian Lake

Friday, Septmber 13, 2019 -- Cam Rock

Wednesday, September 18 -- Yahara Heights

Friday, September 20 -- Pheasant Branch

Tuesday, September 24 -- Walking Iron Wildlife Area

Wednesday, September 25 -- Swamp Lovers Preserve

Friday, September 27 -- Indian Lake

Wednesday, October 2 -- Holy Wisdom Monastery

Friday, October 11 -- Cam Rock

Wednesday, October 16 -- Holy Wisdom Monastery

Friday, October 18 -- Ice Age Junction, County Highway M unit

Friday, October 25 -- Ice Age Junction, Reddan unit

 

Oct
26
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. Tools and training are provided. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Oct
26
Arboretum Restoration Team Leader Training

Do you enjoy working with others while taking care of the Earth? If so, we encourage you to become a Restoration Team Leader. You will develop professional ecological skills, practice the land ethic, and give back to your community. Team leaders play a critical role in restoring Arboretum prairies and savannas by supervising other volunteers at Saturday morning ecological restoration work parties. They also gain invaluable personal and professional experience as they learn about native ecosystems and plants, manage and maintain native landscapes, and develop leadership and communication skills. Team leaders get to know the Arboretum and how it works in every season. Restoration Team Leader Training will begin October 2, 2019 and costs $100; deadline for the application is September 25. You will participate in an extensive training that includes working outdoors, online and in-class time, and Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Certification; training is Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6-9 PM, Saturdays are from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. We ask for a big commitment, and we provide a unique and enduring opportunity in leadership and ecological restoration. For more information (including position description, schedule, and application form), please contact Marian Farrior at (608) 265-5214 or marian.farrior@wisc.edu.

Oct
26
Halloween at the Farm - Schumacher Farm County Park

Admission $5 / Kids 3 and under free!

Spooky Fun for the Whole Family:

  • Interactive characters
  • S’mores at our campfire
  • Story Telling in the Chicken Coop
  • Fortune Telling in the Hog house
  • Old Fashioned Games and Crafts

Hay Rides - New Ghouls & Spooks!

  • Rides begin at Sunset (6:00 pm)
  • Live Music in the Historic Barn
  • Free Parking
  • Rain or Shine Event!
  • Face Painting & Tattoos

Our Concession Stand will include simple food such as hot dogs and BBQs, along with the high school’s baked goodies.

Phone: 608-849-4559 / email: info@schumacherfarmpark.org

Oct
29
Prairie Seed Cleaning Volunteer Days

It's that time again!  We had another successful year of seed collection and now it's time to clean our harvest.  Volunteers are needed to separate seed from chaff using the hammer mill, fanning mill, and hand screens.  Please review the tasks and time slots and sign up for a shift HERE.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is very limited.  No prior experience is needed.  All training, tools, and materials will be provided.

Oct
29
Prairie Seed Cleaning Volunteer Days

It's that time again!  We had another successful year of seed collection and now it's time to clean our harvest.  Volunteers are needed to separate seed from chaff using the hammer mill, fanning mill, and hand screens.  Please review the tasks and time slots and sign up for a shift HERE.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is very limited.  No prior experience is needed.  All training, tools, and materials will be provided.

Oct
30
Prairie Seed Cleaning Volunteer Days

It's that time again!  We had another successful year of seed collection and now it's time to clean our harvest.  Volunteers are needed to separate seed from chaff using the hammer mill, fanning mill, and hand screens.  Please review the tasks and time slots and sign up for a shift HERE.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is very limited.  No prior experience is needed.  All training, tools, and materials will be provided.

Oct
30
Prairie Seed Cleaning Volunteer Days

It's that time again!  We had another successful year of seed collection and now it's time to clean our harvest.  Volunteers are needed to separate seed from chaff using the hammer mill, fanning mill, and hand screens.  Please review the tasks and time slots and sign up for a shift HERE.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is very limited.  No prior experience is needed.  All training, tools, and materials will be provided.

Oct
31
Prairie Seed Cleaning Volunteer Days

It's that time again!  We had another successful year of seed collection and now it's time to clean our harvest.  Volunteers are needed to separate seed from chaff using the hammer mill, fanning mill, and hand screens.  Please review the tasks and time slots and sign up for a shift HERE.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is very limited.  No prior experience is needed.  All training, tools, and materials will be provided.

Oct
31
Prairie Seed Cleaning Volunteer Days

It's that time again!  We had another successful year of seed collection and now it's time to clean our harvest.  Volunteers are needed to separate seed from chaff using the hammer mill, fanning mill, and hand screens.  Please review the tasks and time slots and sign up for a shift HERE.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is very limited.  No prior experience is needed.  All training, tools, and materials will be provided.

Nov
1
Prairie Seed Cleaning Volunteer Days

It's that time again!  We had another successful year of seed collection and now it's time to clean our harvest.  Volunteers are needed to separate seed from chaff using the hammer mill, fanning mill, and hand screens.  Please review the tasks and time slots and sign up for a shift HERE.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is very limited.  No prior experience is needed.  All training, tools, and materials will be provided.

Nov
1
Prairie Seed Cleaning Volunteer Days

It's that time again!  We had another successful year of seed collection and now it's time to clean our harvest.  Volunteers are needed to separate seed from chaff using the hammer mill, fanning mill, and hand screens.  Please review the tasks and time slots and sign up for a shift HERE.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is very limited.  No prior experience is needed.  All training, tools, and materials will be provided.

Nov
2
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. Tools and training provided. Groups welcome with advance notice.

Nov
2
Candlelight Hike and Bonfire @ Anderson Farm County Park

Anderson Park Friends, Inc. is excited to partner with the Oregon Area Wellness Coalition WI again this year for our 5th Annual Candlelight Hike and Bonfire.

Join us for a FREE, Family Fun event at Anderson Farm County Park. A 3/4 mile trail through the woods and prairie will be lit with tiki-torches and luminaries. The trail will lead from the bonfire through the woods and prairie and connect to the walk-in entrances at S Main Street and Ridge View Lane. There will be a bonfire by the gravel parking lot.

Oregon Public Library will be providing a "Story Walk" again this year.

Hot dogs, s'mores, and hot chocolate will be available at the event free of charge (while supplies last). Donations are appreciated.

There will be some picnic tables around the fire, but please feel free to bring a chair to sit on.

Anderson Park Friends, Inc. will have some flashlights to lend out during the hike if needed, but feel free to bring your own.

Parking will be available in the grass field next to the gravel parking lot located at 914 Union Road. Volunteers will be on hand to help direct you when parking and inform you of the evenings events.

Nov
2
Friends of Anderson Farm County Park Restoration Workday

Anderson Farm Park Friends have a regular second Saturday of the month restoration workday in addition to various other scheduled workdays throughout the year -  work may include clearing invasive species and prairie maintenance.

Please signup for the workday you want to attend using the calendar on their website.

Nov
4
Prairie Seed Cleaning Volunteer Days

It's that time again!  We had another successful year of seed collection and now it's time to clean our harvest.  Volunteers are needed to separate seed from chaff using the hammer mill, fanning mill, and hand screens.  Please review the tasks and time slots and sign up for a shift HERE.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is very limited.  No prior experience is needed.  All training, tools, and materials will be provided.

Nov
4
Prairie Seed Cleaning Volunteer Days

It's that time again!  We had another successful year of seed collection and now it's time to clean our harvest.  Volunteers are needed to separate seed from chaff using the hammer mill, fanning mill, and hand screens.  Please review the tasks and time slots and sign up for a shift HERE.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is very limited.  No prior experience is needed.  All training, tools, and materials will be provided.

Nov
5
Prairie Seed Cleaning Volunteer Days

It's that time again!  We had another successful year of seed collection and now it's time to clean our harvest.  Volunteers are needed to separate seed from chaff using the hammer mill, fanning mill, and hand screens.  Please review the tasks and time slots and sign up for a shift HERE.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is very limited.  No prior experience is needed.  All training, tools, and materials will be provided.

Nov
5
Prairie Seed Cleaning Volunteer Days

It's that time again!  We had another successful year of seed collection and now it's time to clean our harvest.  Volunteers are needed to separate seed from chaff using the hammer mill, fanning mill, and hand screens.  Please review the tasks and time slots and sign up for a shift HERE.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is very limited.  No prior experience is needed.  All training, tools, and materials will be provided.

Nov
5
Winter Salt Certification Trainings - Fall 2019

Salt Certification Registration is now open for fall of 2019. Six trainings will be offered. The certification program is open to all contractors in Dane County. The City encourages anyone who professionally applies salt to earn certification. The City also encourages residents to choose salt certified applicators. The Madison Salt Certification Program was developed in 2017. More than 300 certified applicators have been trained in Dane County since the voluntary program was started. The program is housed in City of Madison Engineering Division, but it is supported in collaboration with Wisconsin SaltWise . This program encourages winter maintenance professionals to use the least amount of de-icing material necessary to keep parking lots, roads, sidewalks and driveways safe. This training will provide knowledge to pass the Salt Certification Exam and have you listed as a certified salt applicator. The training will focus on parking lots, sidewalks and trails. It 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. Coffee, bagels, and lunch will be included with the registration fee of $12.00. Registration will be capped at 55 people for this training session. 

Nov
6
Prairie Seed Cleaning Volunteer Days

It's that time again!  We had another successful year of seed collection and now it's time to clean our harvest.  Volunteers are needed to separate seed from chaff using the hammer mill, fanning mill, and hand screens.  Please review the tasks and time slots and sign up for a shift HERE.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is very limited.  No prior experience is needed.  All training, tools, and materials will be provided.

Nov
6
Winter Salt Certification Trainings - Fall 2019

Salt Certification Registration is now open for fall of 2019. Six trainings will be offered. The certification program is open to all contractors in Dane County. The City encourages anyone who professionally applies salt to earn certification. The City also encourages residents to choose salt certified applicators. The Madison Salt Certification Program was developed in 2017. More than 300 certified applicators have been trained in Dane County since the voluntary program was started. The program is housed in City of Madison Engineering Division, but it is supported in collaboration with Wisconsin SaltWise . This program encourages winter maintenance professionals to use the least amount of de-icing material necessary to keep parking lots, roads, sidewalks and driveways safe. This training will provide knowledge to pass the Salt Certification Exam and have you listed as a certified salt applicator. The training will focus on parking lots, sidewalks and trails. It 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. Coffee, bagels, and lunch will be included with the registration fee of $12.00. Registration will be capped at 55 people for this training session. 

Nov
9
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. Tools and training are provided. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Nov
10
Workshop: Volunteer to Grow Native Plants

Native plants have tremendous water quality benefits and increase habitat and food sources for pollinators. Because of this, the Dane County Land and Water Resources Department has started a native plant growing program to provide a source of free native plants for schools and community groups. This training will provide an overview of native plants and teach you everything you need to know to grow the plants - no prior experience is needed.

Dane County will provide all of the supplies except the potting mix which the volunteers are asked to purchase themselves. The entire growing system is outdoors so no indoor space or growlights are needed. Volunteers need a sunny, outdoor space to grow the plants. Volunteers will transplant their plants in the spring and water them over the summer as they grow. They will bring them back to be distributed in August. Volunteers are welcome to grow plants for themselves at the same time using this growing system.

Nov
13
Prairie Seed Weighing Volunteer Days

You are invited to join us for the next step of our prairie seed restoration process. The prairie seed we have been collecting and cleaning throughout the summer and fall months is now ready to be weighed and bagged. This is the last step before the seed will be dispersed to a variety of prairie plantings planned next year.

SignUp REQUIRED. Sign up by following the link HERE. Space is limited. Event is indoors in heated building.  No prior experience needed.  Tools and training provided. This is an indoor project in the shop and there is an opportunity to be seated for this project.

Nov
13
Prairie Seed Weighing Volunteer Days

You are invited to join us for the next step of our prairie seed restoration process. The prairie seed we have been collecting and cleaning throughout the summer and fall months is now ready to be weighed and bagged. This is the last step before the seed will be dispersed to a variety of prairie plantings planned next year.

SignUp REQUIRED. Sign up by following the link HERE. Space is limited. Event is indoors in heated building.  No prior experience needed.  Tools and training provided. This is an indoor project in the shop and there is an opportunity to be seated for this project.

Nov
14
Prairie Seed Weighing Volunteer Days

You are invited to join us for the next step of our prairie seed restoration process. The prairie seed we have been collecting and cleaning throughout the summer and fall months is now ready to be weighed and bagged. This is the last step before the seed will be dispersed to a variety of prairie plantings planned next year.

SignUp REQUIRED. Sign up by following the link HERE. Space is limited. Event is indoors in heated building.  No prior experience needed.  Tools and training provided. This is an indoor project in the shop and there is an opportunity to be seated for this project.

Nov
14
Prairie Seed Weighing Volunteer Days

You are invited to join us for the next step of our prairie seed restoration process. The prairie seed we have been collecting and cleaning throughout the summer and fall months is now ready to be weighed and bagged. This is the last step before the seed will be dispersed to a variety of prairie plantings planned next year.

SignUp REQUIRED. Sign up by following the link HERE. Space is limited. Event is indoors in heated building.  No prior experience needed.  Tools and training provided. This is an indoor project in the shop and there is an opportunity to be seated for this project.

Nov
16
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. Tools and training are provided. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Nov
17
Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Volunteers should meet at the end of Blue View Drive at 1PM. Work priorities may vary throughout the year, but current work is focused on lopping woody shrubs.

Any questions can be addressed via text or email to FOSP President McDonough-Sutter. McSutter@mhtc.net 608 332 5029

Nov
23
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. Tools and training are provided. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Dec
3
Clean Lakes Community Awards

The Clean Lakes Community Awards recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of individuals, volunteers, businesses, farmers, and other groups working to protect our Yahara lakes. The awards honor the dedication of individuals and groups making a difference in our watershed. Join the Clean Lakes Alliance for the awards presentation and networking reception. Cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available. Tickets are $10 per person. Online registration is requested for all attendees.

Dec
4
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

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 (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • 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:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday,December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Dec
6
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

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 (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • 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:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday,December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Dec
7
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. Tools and training provided. Groups welcome with advance notice.

Dec
13
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

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 (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • 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.

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Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday,December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Dec
14
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. Tools and training are provided. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Dec
14
Friends of Anderson Farm County Park Restoration Workday

Anderson Farm Park Friends have a regular second Saturday of the month restoration workday in addition to various other scheduled workdays throughout the year -  work may include clearing invasive species and prairie maintenance.

Please signup for the workday you want to attend using the calendar on their website.

Dec
15
Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Volunteers should meet at the end of Blue View Drive at 1PM. Work priorities may vary throughout the year, but current work is focused on lopping woody shrubs.

Any questions can be addressed via text or email to FOSP President McDonough-Sutter. McSutter@mhtc.net 608 332 5029

Dec
19
Dane County Watershed Network Gathering

During this gathering, each water-related group in Dane County will have the change to give a quick “3-minute, 3-slide” overview of their major projects and accomplishments over the past year. After the presentations, we will have at least an hour of open networking time to give you the chance to connect with other groups to learn more about projects that peaked your interest.

This is your chance to hear about what other groups have been doing, connect with them to learn more, and possibly plan collaborative projects around specific issues. 

Community members are welcome to attend to learn about the work that is being done around water. This is a great way to learn what groups are doing and identify groups and projects you may want to get involved with in the future.

Sign up to present:
If you will be the presenter for your group, please indicate that when you sign up so we make sure we have time for everyone.  You will receive an email from Susan Sandford closer to the date of the gathering. 

Dec
20
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

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 (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • 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:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday,December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Dec
21
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. Tools and training are provided. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Dec
28
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. Tools and training are provided. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Jan
10
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

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 (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • 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.

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Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday,December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Jan
11
Friends of Anderson Farm County Park Restoration Workday

Anderson Farm Park Friends have a regular second Saturday of the month restoration workday in addition to various other scheduled workdays throughout the year -  work may include clearing invasive species and prairie maintenance.

Please signup for the workday you want to attend using the calendar on their website.

Jan
17
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

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 (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • 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:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday,December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Jan
24
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

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 (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • 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.

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Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday,December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Jan
31
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

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 (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • 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.

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Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday,December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Feb
7
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

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 (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • 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:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday,December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Feb
14
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

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 (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • 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:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday,December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Feb
21
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

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 (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • 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.

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Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday,December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Feb
28
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

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 (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • 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:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday,December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Mar
6
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

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 (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • 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:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday,December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Mar
13
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

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 (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • 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.

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Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday,December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Apr
4
Annual Dog Park Cleanup Day

Join us at one of the dog parks listed below to and help us with some spring cleaning! Volunteer will help pick up trash, dog waste, and other items to help beautify our parks. This is a fun event for both you and your pup (pup optional).  Crew leaders will meet you at the park entrance and provide gloves, garbage bags and a thank you goodie bag with doggy samples. Volunteers can bring a 5-gallon pail and/or a scooper if possible.

Parks include:
Badger Prairie Park
Indian Lake Park
Lake Farm Park – Capital Spring Recreation Area
Prairie Moraine -“Tower Site”
Token Creek Park
Viking Park
Yahara Heights Park

Jun
20
2020 Madison Free to Breathe Yoga

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation's Free to Breathe Yoga is a one-of-a-kind event where teams fundraise to earn their spot for a day of yoga, wellness activities, and community. Teams honor those who have been diagnosed with lung cancer, while celebrating health and the power of breath. Participants raise critically needed funds for research to improve lung cancer outcomes.