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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Youth Volunteers for Conservation - Invasive Brush Removal

Event Dates

  • 12/11/2022 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Event Description

These workdays are for our Youth Volunteers for Conservation (YV4C) members. If you're interested in joining YV4C, check out our YV4C web page to learn more! 

With the arrival of late fall/winter, we switch to more labor-intensive tasks such as cutting and hauling invasive brush. We'll work to remove woody invasives such as honeysuckle, buckthorn, autumn olive, etc. and small non-native trees like black locust. Doing this helps us to more easily manage the land! Participants will either use loppers and/or bow saws to cut back brush, or to help haul and stack brush in organized piles that we'll plan to burn later. All tools, materials, and training will be provided.

What to bring: Dress appropriately for the weather in layers that you don't mind working in. Wear closed-toe shoes or boots that will keep your feet warm and dry. If there's snow we will be working in it - make sure to plan ahead. Bring drinking water and a snack if desired.

**Waiver: All workday participants must have a completed and signed YV4C waiver (new as of 7/2022) on file before being able to participate in a workday. Instructions on how to complete this electronically are found here: https://lussierheritagecenter.com/YV4C. Completed hard copies can be brought in-person to the event.**

COVID-19 Guidelines: If you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms, do not attend.

For further questions contact:

Claire Lamberg (608) 516-3703 lamberg.claire@countyofdane.com

Calliana Wickus (262) 903-9974 wickus.calliana@countyofdane.com - Contact for day-of questions or emergencies

Location

W.G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park, 4330 Libby Rd., Madison, WI

Meet in the parking lot of the Capital Springs State Park parking lot (at the end of Libby Rd., on the right). We'll walk across the road to work in the woods behind Lake Farm Shelter #1.

Contact

parksvolunteer@countyofdane.com

Categories: Health & Fitness, Parks, Volunteer