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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Weeds & Wildflowers

Event Dates

  • 06/08/2022 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 07/07/2022 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Event Description

Space is limited; Sign-Up is required here.


Invasive Species Management Techniques:

Join Lars Higdon, Dane County Botanist/Naturalist, for a guided walk through the park followed by an optional stewardship activity. Participants will learn how to distinguish native plants from pesky weeds and discuss approaches for managing some of our worst invasive species. Come ready with questions about wrestling weeds or how to promote some of your favorite native wildflowers. Following the walk, we will roll up our sleeves and get experience removing invasives using the parsnip predator. 

May 19, 9-12am: Lake View Hill, upper parking lot, 1202 Northport Dr Madison, WI 53704

July 7, 8-11am: McCarthy, 4841 County Highway TT Cottage Grove, WI 53527


Natural Communities of Dane County:

June 8, 8-11am:  Indian Lake shelter, 8183 State Highway 19 Cross Plains, WI 53528

Join Lars Higdon, Dane County Botanist/Naturalist, for a guided walk through the park followed by an optional stewardship activity.  Participants will gain an overview of the different natural communities of Dane County, past and present, such as prairies, oak savanna, and woodlands.   Following the walk, we will roll up our sleeves and get experience removing invasives to help restore these communities using the parsnip predator. 

Come learn and give back -- join us!

What to Bring: Make sure to wear clothes you don't mind working in, closed-toe shoes, a hat (if you'd like), and bring plenty of drinking water.

 

Location

May 19, 9-12am: Lake View Hill County Park, 1202 Northport Dr Madison, WI 53704

  • Meet in the upper parking lot by the Health Services building

July 7, 8-11am: McCarthy Youth and Conservation Park, 4841 County Highway TT Cottage Grove, WI 53527

  • Meet in the parking lot, we may drive to another location

June 8, 8-11am:  Indian Lake County Park, 8183 State Highway 19 Cross Plains, WI 53528

  • Meet in the shelter parking lot (by the playground)

Contact

Lars Higdon, higdon.lars@countyofdane.com, 608-286-9497 or Claire Lamberg, lamberg.claire@countyofdane.com, 608-516-3703

Categories: Health & Fitness, Parks, Volunteer, Talk or Workshop