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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Sep

30

Prairie Work Days at the Prairie Learning Center

Interested in Wisconsin prairies and native plant gardening? Join us for work days at the Lussier Family Heritage Center this spring, summer and fall!

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Oct

1

Trail Run at Indian Lake County Park

Join us for the 13th annual trail run at Indian Lake County Park!

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Oct

3

Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

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Oct

4

Ice Age Reddan Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

5

Bumble Bee Surveys

Join bumble bee surveys in support of pollinator conservation!

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Oct

5

Webinar: Salt Wise Stories: City of De Pere

Salt Wise Stories: City of De Pere

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Oct

6

Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

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Oct

6

Full Moon Yoga in the Park

Instructors from Wishing Tree Studio will once again bring you Yoga in the Park this year!

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Oct

7

Brigham County Park Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

7

Chainsaw Safety Trainings - SAWW Level 1 and Level 2

Chainsaw Safety - SAWW Level 1 and Level 2 training available; discounts for registered Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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Oct

7

Donald County Park Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

7

Lil' Explorers

Calling all three to six-year-old outdoor adventurers! Feeling Textures in Nature

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Oct

7

Prairie Work Days at the Prairie Learning Center

Interested in Wisconsin prairies and native plant gardening? Join us for work days at the Lussier Family Heritage Center this spring, summer and fall!

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Oct

8

Cambridge Farm to School 5k Fun Run/Walk

Cambridge Farm to School 5K

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Oct

8

Chainsaw Safety Trainings - SAWW Level 1 and Level 2

Chainsaw Safety - SAWW Level 1 and Level 2 training available; discounts for registered Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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Oct

9

Bock Forest Prairie Seed Collection

Join the Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy to collect prairie seed at the Bock Forest unit of the Conservancy.

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Oct

9

Paddle in the Parks on the Yahara River

Get out on the water this fall through this fun introductory morning paddle.

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Oct

10

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Oct

10

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Oct

11

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

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Oct

11

Walking Iron Wildlife Area Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

12

Chainsaw Safety Trainings - SAWW Level 1 and Level 2

Chainsaw Safety - SAWW Level 1 and Level 2 training available; discounts for registered Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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Oct

12

Clean Lakes 101: Willow Creek Landscape Master plan

Join Clean Lakes Alliance for this in-person or virtual hybrid edition of Clean Lakes 101.

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Oct

12

Holy Wisdom Monastery Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

12

Owl Walk at Token Creek County Park

Join Dane County Parks education staff on evening walks to try and find the incredible raptors that are owls!

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Oct

12

Swamplovers Preserve Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

13

Chainsaw Safety Trainings - SAWW Level 1 and Level 2

Chainsaw Safety - SAWW Level 1 and Level 2 training available; discounts for registered Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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Oct

14

CamRock County Park Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

14

Donald County Park Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

14

Lower Mud Lake Fall Work Days

Help us remove invasive species in the Lower Mud Lake Natural Resource Area

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Oct

14

Prairie Work Days at the Prairie Learning Center

Interested in Wisconsin prairies and native plant gardening? Join us for work days at the Lussier Family Heritage Center this spring, summer and fall!

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Oct

16

Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Join the Friends of Stewart Park for a family-friendly Sunday workday in our oak woodlands and savannas!

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Oct

18

Indian Lake Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

18

Pheasant Branch Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

19

Ice Age Reddan Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

19

North Mendota Wildlife Area Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

19

Owl Walk at Indian Lake County Park

Join Dane County Parks education staff and the Ice Age Trail Alliance on an evening walk to try and find the incredible raptors that are owls!

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Oct

19

Webinar: The Ecosystem Impacts of Road Salt

How does road salt impact our freshwater lakes and streams and human health?

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Oct

20

Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

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Oct

21

Ice Age Junction Hwy M Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

21

Ice Age Mckee Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

21

Lil' Explorers

Calling all three to six-year-old outdoor adventurers! Fall Colors

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Oct

22

Friends of Urban Nature Bird and Nature Adventure at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Join Master Naturalist Eva Roos for a free educational guided walk.

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Oct

22

Lower Mud Lake Fall Work Days

Help us remove invasive species in the Lower Mud Lake Natural Resource Area

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Oct

24

Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

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Oct

24

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Oct

24

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Oct

25

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

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Oct

25

Virtual - Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Virtual Smart Salting for Roads

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Oct

25

Walking Iron Wildlife Area Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

26

North Mendota Wildlife Area Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

26

Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Smart Salting for Roads

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Oct

26

Virtual - Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks Workshop

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

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Oct

27

Halloween Luminary Night Walk

This Halloween themed candle-lit walk is the perfect outing for friends and families, made complete with a campfire and s'mores!

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Oct

27

Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Smart Salting for Roads

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Oct

28

Ice Age Mckee Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

28

Ice Age Reddan Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

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Oct

31

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Oct

31

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

1

Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

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Nov

1

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

1

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

2

Madison-area Salt Wise Winter Equipment Open House

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

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Nov

2

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

2

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

2

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks Workshop

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

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Nov

3

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

3

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

3

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks Workshop

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

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Nov

4

Lower Mud Lake Fall Work Days

Help us remove invasive species in the Lower Mud Lake Natural Resource Area

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Nov

4

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

4

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

5

Anderson Farm County Park Candlelight Hike and Bonfire

Enjoy a candlelight hike and bonfire at Anderson Farm County Park - bring the whole family!

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Nov

7

Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

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Nov

7

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

7

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

8

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

8

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

8

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

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Nov

9

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

9

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

9

Webinar: Salt Wise Stories: City of Eau Claire

Salt Wise Stories: City of Eau Claire

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Nov

10

Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

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Nov

10

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

10

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

11

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

11

Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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Nov

14

Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

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Nov

16

Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Day

Mark your calendars for these inspiring and special events .

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Nov

20

Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Join the Friends of Stewart Park for a family-friendly Sunday workday in our oak woodlands and savannas!

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Nov

21

Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

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Nov

22

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

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Nov

24

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Nov

25

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Nov

26

Friends of Urban Nature Bird and Nature Adventure at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Join Master Naturalist Eva Roos for a free educational guided walk.

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Nov

28

Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

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Nov

29

Virtual - Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Smart Salting for Roads

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Dec

5

Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

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Dec

8

Virtual - Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks Workshop

Virtual Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

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Dec

13

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

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Dec

14

Webinar: Legal and Policy Strategies for Chloride Management

Legal and Policy Strategies for Chloride Management

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Dec

18

Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Join the Friends of Stewart Park for a family-friendly Sunday workday in our oak woodlands and savannas!

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Dec

26

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Dec

27

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

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Aug

4

20th Annual Sugar Maple Music Festival

Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective, the Sugar Maple Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in Madison, WI exploring American roots music.

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Aug

5

20th Annual Sugar Maple Music Festival

Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective, the Sugar Maple Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in Madison, WI exploring American roots music.

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