Feb
22
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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.

Feb
22
Ecological Restoration Volunteer Opportunity at the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Join Lakeshore Nature Preserve volunteers to help care for the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Activities may include removing invasive plants, planting native plugs, collecting native seed, and maintaining trails. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to work outdoors; long pants and closed-toe shoes required. Work is conducted off-trail on uneven ground. Canceled in case of steady precipitation or severe weather--high winds, thunder/lightning. Groups and minors require advance notice.

Feb
22
Explore Nature at Cap Springs: HOO’S WOODS RAPTOR CENTER & AMERICAN KESTREL NEST BOX WORKSHOP - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center program with live owls and eagles starts at 10:30am, followed by an American Kestrel nest box workshop. Registration required for workshop: please email Clare at carlson.clare@countyofdane.com.

This family-friendly and free event is sponsored by the Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area, Lussier Family Heritage Center, and Dane County Parks.

Feb
23
Oak Savannah Restoration at Springfield Hill

This is an Ice Age Trail Alliance event; watch their calendar for further details: https://www.iceagetrail.org/events/2020-02/

Feb
25
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Feb
25
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

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

Wednesday, December 18: 2860 Hidden Farm Rd McFarland

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
29
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

Mar
3
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

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

Wednesday, December 18: 2860 Hidden Farm Rd McFarland

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
7
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Wingra Oak Savanna

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.

Mar
7
Dane County Parks Volunteer Summit

During this gathering, each Dane County Park Friends Group and Park Partner Group will have an opportunity to give a quick “3-minute, 3-slide” overview of their major projects and accomplishments over the past year.

To allow time for everyone to present, we will be strict with the 3 minute time limit. This is meant to be a quick overview so folks know who they want to connect with during the networking hours. Here are some suggestions of what to focus on:

  • Projects/events that are unique or that went really well that you think might be a model for other groups
  • Knowledge you gained over the year that other groups might want to talk to you about
  • Problems or challenges that you would like help/suggestions on or areas where your group might want to partner with other groups.

After the presentations, we will have an opportunity for open networking time to give you the chance to connect with presenters to learn more about projects that peaked your interest.

We strongly recommend our Friends Group member and partner groups plan to attend.

If you are a member of a Dane County Parks Friends Group or Dane County Partner Group and would like to present at this event, please coordinate with your group to decide who will present and indicate on the registration page that you will be a presenter.

Please encourage others from your group to attend! This will be a great opportunity to network with other groups and share ideas and information.

Please sign up here.

Mar
7
Schumacher Farm County Park Maple Sap Workshop

This is a Friends of Schumacher Farm event; see the website for more information.

Mar
7
Stewart Park Goat Squad Restoration Workdays

The Goat Squad, the remnant prairie restoration volunteer workgroup in Stewart Park, will have workdays on January 11, February 8, and March 7 (Saturdays) from 12-2 pm, weather permitting. They will be working on the removal of invasive woody vegetation and shrubs from the goat prairie. Please come help restore this very special 2-acre remnant prairie back to health. For more information call Jack Saltes 608 437 1887.

Mar
8
Ecological Restoration Volunteer Opportunity at the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Join Lakeshore Nature Preserve volunteers to help care for the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Activities may include removing invasive plants, planting native plugs, collecting native seed, and maintaining trails. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to work outdoors; long pants and closed-toe shoes required. Work is conducted off-trail on uneven ground. Canceled in case of steady precipitation or severe weather--high winds, thunder/lightning. Groups and minors require advance notice.

Mar
10
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Mar
10
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

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.

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

Wednesday, December 18: 2860 Hidden Farm Rd McFarland

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
14
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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.

Mar
14
Book Club - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a book and flex your imagination, deepen your understanding of the world and feed your soul with a new perspective. Because it can also be very inductive to hibernation, we are giving you an opportunity to get out of the house, gather with other readers and engage in discussion. Join us for a monthly book club discussion of three books; each with a nature theme. 

February 8th: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
March 14th: Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich 
April 11th: The Overstory by Richard Powers

We will meet at the Lussier Family Heritage Center at 10am on all meeting dates.  Registration is required. You may sign up for one or all. Space is limited. 

Register online at: LussierHeritageCenter.com/events
Coffee and hot water for tea will be provided. Bring your own cup or thermos.

Mar
14
Friends of Anderson County Park Work Day

These regular monthly workdays are sponsored by the Anderson Park Friends; see their website for a description of possible activities and visit their calendar page to let them know if you plan on attending.

Mar
15
Dane County Parks Conservation Art Contest Judging Ceremony

The Conservation Art Contest is a competition, fundraiser, and scholarship for youth in grades six through twelve. It is a fun and interactive way to teach students about the many values of our natural areas, the challenges they face, and the habitat they provide for countless creatures. The top three contest winners will receive a $500 scholarship award for their artwork depicting a threatened or endangered species in Wisconsin. The top twelve pieces will remain on display for recognition at the Lussier Family Heritage Center.

First place artwork will also be turned into stickers, window decals, and stamps and will be sold by Dane County Parks and Park Friends Groups for $20. Funds will be used to help maintain and enhance Dane County Parks natural areas.

Time to be announced.

Mar
15
Maple Syrup Event at Donald County Park

The date here is tentative - this event is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; please watch their website for changes to the date and for further information.

Mar
17
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Mar
19
The Green Schools of Middleton and Cross Plains

This is a Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Day event; see the website for more information.

Mar
21
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Grady Tract

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.

Mar
21
Dane County Parks Prescribed Burn Orientation/Refresher

Lars Higdon, Dane County Naturalist and Shane Otto, Dane County Land Restoration Specialist will be hosting a Prescribed Fire Orientation/Training seminar.

This seminar is primarily intended for Dane County Parks prescribed burn volunteers and does not provide any certification or credit.

Space is limited and signup is required at https://signup.com/go/FyQqtEw

Topics covered will include:

* operational procedures, fire prescription, and weather;

* basic RX fire equipment usage with drip torches, hand tools, and backpack pumps;

* more advanced RX fire techniques such as dot lighting, flank fires, and pump usage.

If you plan on helping with Dane County Parks RX fires we strongly encourage you to attend.

Indoor training session 9:00 am - 1:00 pm including lunch. We will then have a combination of indoor and outdoor training stations from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. There will be no live fire, but dress appropriately for the outdoor stations.

Dane County is striving to expand our burn program as fire is a critical tool in managing our natural areas. Ensuring safety, efficiency, and integrity of this program will take efforts from all involved. We would appreciate your attendance.

Mar
24
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Mar
24
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Mar
28
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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.

Mar
28
Ecological Restoration Volunteer Opportunity at the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Join Lakeshore Nature Preserve volunteers to help care for the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Activities may include removing invasive plants, planting native plugs, collecting native seed, and maintaining trails. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to work outdoors; long pants and closed-toe shoes required. Work is conducted off-trail on uneven ground. Canceled in case of steady precipitation or severe weather--high winds, thunder/lightning. Groups and minors require advance notice.

Mar
31
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Apr
1
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

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

Apr
4
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Wingra Oak Savanna

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.

Apr
4
Beginner Cheesemaking at Home

This is a Friends of Schumacher Farm event; see the website for more information.

Apr
7
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Apr
11
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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.

Apr
11
Book Club - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a book and flex your imagination, deepen your understanding of the world and feed your soul with a new perspective. Because it can also be very inductive to hibernation, we are giving you an opportunity to get out of the house, gather with other readers and engage in discussion. Join us for a monthly book club discussion of three books; each with a nature theme. 

February 8th: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
March 14th: Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich 
April 11th: The Overstory by Richard Powers

We will meet at the Lussier Family Heritage Center at 10am on all meeting dates.  Registration is required. You may sign up for one or all. Space is limited. 

Register online at: LussierHeritageCenter.com/events
Coffee and hot water for tea will be provided. Bring your own cup or thermos.

Apr
11
Friends of Anderson County Park Work Day

These regular monthly workdays are sponsored by the Anderson Park Friends; see their website for a description of possible activities and visit their calendar page to let them know if you plan on attending.

Apr
14
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Apr
14
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Apr
15
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

Apr
17
Earth Day Celebration of Art Gallery Night - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with nature and environmental justice themed art.

 

April 17, 2020 • 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Lussier Family Heritage Center

3101 Lake Farm Rd., Madison

 

Art on display (available for purchase) provided by Dane Arts Mural Arts. A portion of the proceeds will be used to help fund a nature-themed mural at the Lussier Family Heritage Center.

 

Beer available for purchase ($1 per beer donated). Light snacks and coffee provided.

Apr
18
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Grady Tract

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.

Apr
18
Ecological Restoration Volunteer Opportunity at the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Join Lakeshore Nature Preserve volunteers to help care for the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Activities may include removing invasive plants, planting native plugs, collecting native seed, and maintaining trails. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to work outdoors; long pants and closed-toe shoes required. Work is conducted off-trail on uneven ground. Canceled in case of steady precipitation or severe weather--high winds, thunder/lightning. Groups and minors require advance notice.

Apr
21
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Apr
25
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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.

Apr
25
Youth Service Day at McCarthy Youth Conservation Park

9:00 am - 11:45 pm

Youth Service Day is a National Volunteer Day when students, groups and families volunteer to do service projects throughout their communities to help make a difference.

9:00 am - 9:15 am

· Welcome and assign projects

· Refreshments—Donuts, Juice, Coffee & Hot Chocolate –provided by Bank of Sun Prairie and Beans N Cream

9:15 am - 11:15 am

· Spread mulch, spread prairie seed 

· Clear invasive species & haul brush

· Plant tree seedlings

11:15 am - 11:45 am Lunch provided

· Hotdogs, Chips, Cookies, Soda & Water—  provided by Madison East Kiwanis

· Rock painting

· Educational Stations

Registration is requested. Please sign up at: https://signup.com/go/mQksWyt

 

Apr
26
Ecological Restoration Volunteer Opportunity at the UW Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Join Lakeshore Nature Preserve volunteers to help care for the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Activities may include removing invasive plants, planting native plugs, collecting native seed, and maintaining trails. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to work outdoors; long pants and closed-toe shoes required. Work is conducted off-trail on uneven ground. Canceled in case of steady precipitation or severe weather--high winds, thunder/lightning. Groups and minors require advance notice.

Apr
26
Schumacher Farm County Park - Springtime at the Farm

This is a Friends of Schumacher Farm event; see the website for more information.

Apr
28
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Apr
28
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Apr
29
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

May
2
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Wingra Oak Savanna

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.

May
2
Donald Dash Trail Run at Donald County Park

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see the race website for further information.

May
3
Garlic Mustard Pull Volunteer Event at the Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Join Lakeshore Nature Preserve members of the Friends of the Preserve to pull invasive garlic mustard plants at Frautschi Point Woods. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to work outdoors; long pants and closed-toe shoes required. Work is conducted off-trail on uneven ground. Canceled in case of steady precipitation or severe weather--high winds, thunder/lightning. Groups and minors require advance notice.

May
5
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

May
5
Prairie Work Party at Schumacher Farm County Park

Help maintain the park's 30-year old prairie restoration. Easy to moderate exercise doing ecological restoration tasks, then we’ll stroll through the prairie to identify what’s in bloom. Drop-ins welcome. Light snacks. Bring your own water bottle.

May
8
Schumacher Farm County Park Garage Sale

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Schumacher Farm; watch their website for further information.

May
9
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Wingra Oak Savanna

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.

May
9
Friends of Anderson County Park Work Day

These regular monthly workdays are sponsored by the Anderson Park Friends; see their website for a description of possible activities and visit their calendar page to let them know if you plan on attending.

May
9
Schumacher Farm County Park Garage Sale

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Schumacher Farm; watch their website for further information.

May
12
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

May
12
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

May
13
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

May
16
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Grady Tract

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.

May
16
Rag Rug Weaving with a Loom - Schumacher Farm County Park

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Schumacher Farm; watch their website for further information.

May
16
Spring Wildflower Planting Volunteer Event at the Lakeshore Nature Preserve

Join Lakeshore Nature Preserve Friends members to reintroduce native wildflowers, grasses, sedges, and shrubs to Frautschi Point Woods. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to work outdoors; long pants and closed-toe shoes required. Work is conducted off-trail on uneven ground. Canceled in case of steady precipitation or severe weather--high winds, thunder/lightning. Groups and minors require advance notice. Rain date: May 17 same time and place.

May
19
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

May
21
Conservancy Day: Kestrel Boxes – The Difference They Make

This is a Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Day; see the website for more information.

May
23
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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.

May
26
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

May
26
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

May
27
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

Jun
2
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Jun
6
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Wingra Oak Savanna

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.

Jun
6
Music Festival at Schumacher Farm County Park

This event is hosted by the Friends of Schumacher Farm; watch their website for further information.

Jun
9
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Jun
9
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Jun
10
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

Jun
13
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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.

Jun
13
Friends of Anderson County Park Work Day

These regular monthly workdays are sponsored by the Anderson Park Friends; see their website for a description of possible activities and visit their calendar page to let them know if you plan on attending.

Jun
15
Chicken Wrangler Workshop at Schumacher Farm County Park

Join Bob Bennin, Head Chicken Wrangler, for one of our free Workshops this summer. You will learn how to care for chickens and hear the history of chickens on the farm. Children are welcome. Enjoy the chickens as they free roam the yard. They won't go too far if you're feeding them! No registration required.

Jun
16
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

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.

Jun
20
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Grady Tract

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.

Jun
20
Evening Outing at Schumacher Farm County Park

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Schumacher Farm; watch their website for further information.

Jun
21
Bring Your Pop to Pop’s Knoll Father’s Day Picnic at Donald Park

Live Music (Bluegrass Band and Squirrel Gravy) and activities for all ages.
Hot dogs and root beer floats for purchase.
Bring your dad, your family, friends, and a picnic lunch or grill out.

Jun
23
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Jun
23
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Jun
24
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

Jun
27
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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.

Jun
27
Prairie Chase Run/Walk at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

This is a Friends of Pheasant Branch event; see the website for further details.

Jun
30
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Jul
7
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Jul
8
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

Jul
11
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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
11
Friends of Anderson County Park Work Day

These regular monthly workdays are sponsored by the Anderson Park Friends; see their website for a description of possible activities and visit their calendar page to let them know if you plan on attending.

Jul
14
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Jul
14
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Jul
18
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Grady Tract

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
Chicken Wrangler Workshop at Schumacher Farm County Park

Join Bob Bennin, Head Chicken Wrangler, for one of our free Workshops this summer. You will learn how to care for chickens and hear the history of chickens on the farm. Children are welcome. Enjoy the chickens as they free roam the yard. They won't go too far if you're feeding them! No registration required.

Jul
21
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Jul
22
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

Jul
25
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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
28
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Jul
28
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Jul
31
Sugar Maple Music Festival @ William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park

Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective (FLTMC), the Sugar Maple Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in Madison, WI exploring American roots music. Performances, workshops, and jams are held concurrently at three stages. The mainstage features bluegrass, Cajun, Americana, county and old-time music performed by regional and national artists.  The Roots & Reasons stage offers a more intimate setting for festival attendees to interact with the artists through interviews, discussions, workshops and demonstrations. Interviews with performers allow festival attendees to learn about the history, culture, and techniques of the music. And the jam tents offer festival attendees the opportunity to play music side-by-side with some of the mainstage performers.  Attendees of all skill-level are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in! This family-friendly festival is free for kids 17 and under.  David Landau performs music for kids on both Friday and Saturday and the Wild Rumpus Circus Camp offers young children’s activities on Saturday afternoon.  

Aug
1
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Wingra Oak Savanna

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
1
Sugar Maple Music Festival @ William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park

Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective (FLTMC), the Sugar Maple Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in Madison, WI exploring American roots music. Performances, workshops, and jams are held concurrently at three stages. The mainstage features bluegrass, Cajun, Americana, county and old-time music performed by regional and national artists.  The Roots & Reasons stage offers a more intimate setting for festival attendees to interact with the artists through interviews, discussions, workshops and demonstrations. Interviews with performers allow festival attendees to learn about the history, culture, and techniques of the music. And the jam tents offer festival attendees the opportunity to play music side-by-side with some of the mainstage performers.  Attendees of all skill-level are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in! This family-friendly festival is free for kids 17 and under.  David Landau performs music for kids on both Friday and Saturday and the Wild Rumpus Circus Camp offers young children’s activities on Saturday afternoon.  

Aug
4
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Aug
5
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

Aug
6
Nature Photography Workshop at Schumacher Farm County Park

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Schumacher Farm; watch their website for further information.

Aug
8
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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
Friends of Anderson County Park Work Day

These regular monthly workdays are sponsored by the Anderson Park Friends; see their website for a description of possible activities and visit their calendar page to let them know if you plan on attending.

Aug
11
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Aug
11
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Aug
15
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Grady Tract

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
15
Stargazing at Donald County Park

This event is hosted by the Friends of Donald Park and the Madison Astronomical Society; watch their websites for details.

Aug
17
Chicken Wrangler Workshop at Schumacher Farm County Park

Join Bob Bennin, Head Chicken Wrangler, for one of our free Workshops this summer. You will learn how to care for chickens and hear the history of chickens on the farm. Children are welcome. Enjoy the chickens as they free roam the yard. They won't go too far if you're feeding them! No registration required.

Aug
18
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Aug
19
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

Aug
25
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Aug
25
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Sep
1
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Sep
2
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

Sep
5
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Wingra Oak Savanna

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
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Sep
8
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Sep
12
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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
12
Friends of Anderson County Park Work Day

These regular monthly workdays are sponsored by the Anderson Park Friends; see their website for a description of possible activities and visit their calendar page to let them know if you plan on attending.

Sep
15
Dane County Parks Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Dane County Parks - Volunteer Program would like to invite you to our annual Volunteer Appreciation Gathering. This gathering will be held at the Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison, WI.

This is our way of saying thanks for the many, many hours you have given to support Dane County Parks over the past year. Take this opportunity to meet other volunteers, relax, eat and enjoy. We will be providing dinner along with beverages.  You are welcome to bring your own beverage of choice.

Please come join us and bring your partner, spouse and children.

Please RSVP on Signup by Thursday, 9/10/2020 so we have time to purchase the provisions.

Hope you can join us!

Sep
15
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Sep
16
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

Sep
19
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Grady Tract

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
20
Heritage Fest at Schumacher Farm County Park

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Schumacher Farm; watch their website for further information.

Sep
22
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Sep
22
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Sep
26
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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
29
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Sep
30
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

Oct
2
Harvest Moon Festival @ Lussier Family Heritage Center

Join us for the 16th Annual Harvest Moon Festival held every year at the beautiful Lussier Family Heritage Center.

Harvest Moon features a torchlit prairie trail with nature-based and recreational stations such as live critters, kids tree climb, bears, bats, tractors, and so much more.  Inside the Heritage Center, the Friends host a silent auction of locally sourced items.

Enjoy live music and autumnal treats - chili, homemade pie and other goodies - alongside a roaring bonfire.

If you're interested in volunteering to help with the event, please visit this link for available spots.

Oct
3
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Wingra Oak Savanna

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
3
Indian Lake Trail Run

Welcome to the 11th annual Indian Lake Trail Run, featuring a 7k and 12k, plus a 1k kids fun run. The 2020 event takes place on Saturday, October 3 at Indian Lake county park, 25 minutes northwest of Madison, Wisconsin. There is no race-day registration. The kids fun run is free with no need to pre-register. Join us for a morning of trail fun, food, music, and more! For information including mail-in registration, directions to the park, course maps, updates, and other news, visit the race website at www.friendsofindianlake.org.

All proceeds from the Indian Lake Trail Run fund projects at the park. Money raised by the race has been used to restore and expand the park's prairie, savanna, and sedge meadow, enhance Indian Lake's fishery, construct a children's play structure near the new shelter, and maintain trails throughout Indian Lake and Halfway Prairie.

Oct
6
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Oct
10
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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
10
Friends of Anderson County Park Work Day

These regular monthly workdays are sponsored by the Anderson Park Friends; see their website for a description of possible activities and visit their calendar page to let them know if you plan on attending.

Oct
13
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Oct
13
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Oct
14
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

Oct
17
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Grady Tract

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
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Oct
24
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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
24
Halloween at the Farm - Schumacher Farm County Park

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Schumacher Farm; watch their website for further information.

Oct
27
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Oct
27
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Oct
28
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

Nov
3
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Nov
7
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Wingra Oak Savanna

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
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Nov
10
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Nov
11
Wisdom Prairie Workday

This is a Friends of Wisdom Prairie event; see the website for further information.

Nov
14
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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
14
Friends of Anderson County Park Work Day

These regular monthly workdays are sponsored by the Anderson Park Friends; see their website for a description of possible activities and visit their calendar page to let them know if you plan on attending.

Nov
14
Holiday Crafts with Nature at Schumacher Farm County Park

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Schumacher Farm; watch their website for further information.

Nov
17
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Nov
21
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Grady Tract

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
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Nov
24
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Nov
28
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Dec
5
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Wingra Oak Savanna

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
5
Christmas Tea at Schumacher Farm County Park

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Schumacher Farm; watch their website for further information.

Dec
6
Christmas Tea at Schumacher Farm County Park

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Schumacher Farm; watch their website for further information.

Dec
8
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Dec
8
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Dec
12
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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
12
Friends of Anderson County Park Work Day

These regular monthly workdays are sponsored by the Anderson Park Friends; see their website for a description of possible activities and visit their calendar page to let them know if you plan on attending.

Dec
15
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Dec
19
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Grady Tract

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
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.

Dec
22
Restoration Workdays-Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Join us at Walking Iron County Park - Beckman Rd. on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  

Please RSVP and sign up Here.

This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will 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!

Dec
26
Arboretum Restoration Work Party -- Core Area

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
29
Donald County Park Tuesday Morning Work Group

This weekly Tuesday morning work group is sponsored by the Friends of Donald Park; see their website for further information, and please let them know at contact@donaldpark.org if you're planning on attending.