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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Event Calendar

Jan

27

Festge County Park -- Tree and Brush Removal Volunteer Workday

Winter is a great time to remove invasive and weedy brush and trees crowding our woodlands and oak savannas. Removal of certain woody species is necessary to the health of our forested and non-forested areas. Please join Natural Areas Staff for a morning of brush and tree removal and to learn why it's important to keep these areas open for other native species to grow and thrive.

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Jan

27

WI Salt Awareness Week 2023

Learn how to be Salt Wise this winter.

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Jan

28

3rd Annual Silverwood Candlelight Hike

Come to Silverwood County Park for a beautiful candlelight hike on snowy trails!

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Jan

28

Birdfeeder Making Workshop for Kids

Kids are invited to join the Friends of Schumacher Farm Park for a birdfeeder making workshop.

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Jan

28

Saturday Restoration Workdays at Donald County Park

Join the Friends of Donald County Park to help restore Oak Savanna.

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Jan

29

Winter Afternoon at the Farm

Join the Friends of Schumacher Farm for a Winter Afternoon at the Farm

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Jan

30

Clean Lakes 101: Women in Water & Sustainability

Join the Clean Lakes Alliance for their monthly Clean Lakes 101 series. This session is focused on Women in Water & Sustainability.

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Jan

31

Halfway Prairie School House -- Tree and Brush Removal Volunteer Workday

Winter is a great time to remove invasive and weedy brush and trees crowding our woodlands and oak savannas. Please join Natural Areas Staff for a morning of brush and tree removal and to learn why it's important to keep these areas open for other native species to grow and thrive.

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Jan

31

Prairie Moraine Friends -- Winter Woodland Restoration Series

Join Prairie Moraine Friends as they continue restoration efforts on a 12 acre pine forest addition to the park’s off leash dog exercise area.

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Feb

1

Seed a Native Prairie

Join Natural Areas Staff to help plant a new prairie in our parks!

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Feb

2

Prairie Moraine Friends -- Winter Woodland Restoration Series

Join Prairie Moraine Friends as they continue restoration efforts on a 12 acre pine forest addition to the park’s off leash dog exercise area.

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Feb

3

Ice Age Junction PD -- Tree and Brush Removal Volunteer Workday

Winter is a great time to remove invasive and weedy brush and trees crowding our woodlands and oak savannas. Please join Natural Areas Staff for a morning of brush and tree removal and to learn why it's important to keep these areas open for other native species to grow and thrive.

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Feb

4

Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk

Join the Clean Lakes Alliance for their Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk to help raise money for our lakes!

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Feb

4

Frozen Assets Festival

Join the Clean Lakes Alliance for their annual Frozen Assets festival.

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Feb

4

Frozen Assets Festival and 5K Run/Walk

Join Clean Lakes Alliance for their 11th Annual Frozen Assets Festival on February 4th!

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Feb

7

Ice Age Junction PD -- Tree and Brush Removal Volunteer Workday

Winter is a great time to remove invasive and weedy brush and trees crowding our woodlands and oak savannas. Please join Natural Areas Staff for a morning of brush and tree removal and to learn why it's important to keep these areas open for other native species to grow and thrive.

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Feb

7

Prairie Moraine Friends -- Winter Woodland Restoration Series

Join Prairie Moraine Friends as they continue restoration efforts on a 12 acre pine forest addition to the park’s off leash dog exercise area.

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Feb

7

Women's Wellness Workshop

Join the Friends of Schumacher Farm Park for a Women's Wellness Workshop

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Feb

8

Webinar: Demystifying Deicers

Demystifying Deicers

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Feb

9

Prairie Moraine Friends -- Winter Woodland Restoration Series

Join Prairie Moraine Friends as they continue restoration efforts on a 12 acre pine forest addition to the park’s off leash dog exercise area.

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Feb

10

Candlelight Hike at Viking County Park

t's time for a Night Hike! Join Dane County Parks and Stoughton Parks & Recreation on Friday, February 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. for a Candlelight Hike along the trails of Viking County Park.

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Feb

10

Candlelight Hike at Viking County Park

t's time for a Night Hike! Join Dane County Parks and Stoughton Parks & Recreation on Friday, February 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. for a Candlelight Hike along the trails of Viking County Park.

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Feb

10

Lake View Hill -- Tree and Brush Removal Volunteer Workday

Winter is a great time to remove invasive and weedy brush and trees crowding our woodlands and oak savannas. Please join Natural Areas Staff for a morning of brush and tree removal and to learn why it's important to keep these areas open for other native species to grow and thrive.

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Feb

11

Friends of Stewart Park -- Remnant Prairie Restoration Workday

Join Friends of Stewart Lake as they continue restoration work on a remnant prairie as part of their "goat squad" workdays.

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Feb

14

Prairie Moraine Friends -- Winter Woodland Restoration Series

Join Prairie Moraine Friends as they continue restoration efforts on a 12 acre pine forest addition to the park’s off leash dog exercise area.

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Feb

14

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

Help DCP 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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Feb

14

Seed a Native Prairie

Join Natural Areas Staff to help plant a new prairie in our parks!

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Feb

16

Prairie Moraine Friends -- Winter Woodland Restoration Series

Join Prairie Moraine Friends as they continue restoration efforts on a 12 acre pine forest addition to the park’s off leash dog exercise area.

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Feb

17

Lower Mud Lake Tree and Shrub Removal Work Day

Join as a volunteer to continue restoring the beautiful oak woodlands at Lower Mud Lake NRA in McFarland, WI! Volunteers here have made great headway with removing invasives and continuing restoration efforts in this area.

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Feb

17

Yahara Heights -- Tree and Brush Removal Volunteer Workday

Winter is a great time to remove invasive and weedy brush and trees crowding our woodlands and oak savannas. Removal of certain woody species is necessary to the health of our forested and non-forested areas. Please join Natural Areas Staff for a morning of brush and tree removal and to learn why it's important to keep these areas open for other native species to grow and thrive.

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Feb

21

Camrock County Park -- Tree and Brush Removal Volunteer Workday

Winter is a great time to remove invasive and weedy brush and trees crowding our woodlands and oak savannas. Please join Natural Areas Staff for a morning of brush and tree removal and to learn why it's important to keep these areas open for other native species to grow and thrive.

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Feb

21

Prairie Moraine Friends -- Winter Woodland Restoration Series

Join Prairie Moraine Friends as they continue restoration efforts on a 12 acre pine forest addition to the park’s off leash dog exercise area.

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Feb

21

Seed a Native Prairie

Join Natural Areas Staff to help plant a new prairie in our parks!

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Feb

21

Women's Wellness Workshop

Join the Friends of Schumacher Farm Park for a Women's Wellness Workshop

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Feb

23

Prairie Moraine Friends -- Winter Woodland Restoration Series

Join Prairie Moraine Friends as they continue restoration efforts on a 12 acre pine forest addition to the park’s off leash dog exercise area.

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Feb

24

Silverwood -- Tree and Brush Removal Volunteer Workday

Winter is a great time to remove invasive and weedy brush and trees crowding our woodlands and oak savannas. Please join Natural Areas Staff for a morning of brush and tree removal and to learn why it's important to keep these areas open for other native species to grow and thrive.

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Feb

28

Prairie Moraine Friends -- Winter Woodland Restoration Series

Join Prairie Moraine Friends as they continue restoration efforts on a 12 acre pine forest addition to the park’s off leash dog exercise area.

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Feb

28

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

Help DCP 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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Feb

28

Seed a Native Prairie

Join Natural Areas Staff to help plant a new prairie in our parks!

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Mar

1

Granular and Liquid Deicer Calibration

Granular and Liquid Deicer Calibration

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Mar

2

Prairie Moraine Friends -- Winter Woodland Restoration Series

Join Prairie Moraine Friends as they continue restoration efforts on a 12 acre pine forest addition to the park’s off leash dog exercise area.

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Mar

3

Anderson Farm -- Tree and Brush Removal Volunteer Workday

Winter is a great time to remove invasive and weedy brush and trees crowding our woodlands and oak savannas. Please join Natural Areas Staff for a morning of brush and tree removal and to learn why it's important to keep these areas open for other native species to grow and thrive.

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Mar

3

Lower Mud Lake Tree and Shrub Removal Work Day

Join as a volunteer to continue restoring the beautiful oak woodlands at Lower Mud Lake NRA in McFarland, WI! Volunteers here have made great headway with removing invasives and continuing restoration efforts in this area.

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Mar

4

Dig into Rain Gardens- 1:1 Coaching Sessions with the Experts

Thinking of incorporating a rain garden into your landscape, but have some questions or don’t know where to start? We can help.

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Mar

4

Friends of Stewart Park -- Remnant Prairie Restoration Workday

Join Friends of Stewart Lake as they continue restoration work on a remnant prairie as part of their "goat squad" workdays.

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Mar

5

Tales from Planet Earth: A Voice for the Wild - Emily Ford Visits Madison

Join us for guided hikes, food trucks, a bonfire, s'mores, and a double feature screening of A Voice for the Wild and Breaking Trail with a special guest appearance - Emily Ford

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Mar

14

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

Help DCP 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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Mar

28

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

Help DCP 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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Apr

1

Annual Dog Park Cleanup Day

Springtime is here and our dog parks some help with cleanup. Bring your pup anytime during this event to clean as you walk!

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Apr

11

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

Help DCP 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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Apr

25

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

Help DCP 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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May

6

11th Annual Donald Dash Trail Run

Join the Friends of Donald Park are hosting the 11th annual trail run, the Donald Dash!

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May

9

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

Help DCP 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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May

10

Smart Salting: Reviewing the Basics

Smart Salting: Reviewing the Basics

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May

23

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

Help DCP 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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Jun

3

National Trails Day Celebration

Join us to celebrate National Trails day with Karben4 Brewing!

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Jun

13

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

Help DCP 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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Jun

17

Barks for Parks @ Prairie Moraine Dog Park

Join us for a FUNdraiser with Karben4 Brewing and the Prairie Moraine Friends, Inc.

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Jun

18

Annual "Bring your Pop to Pop's Knoll" Father's Day Picnic

Join the Friends of Donald Park for their annual 'Bring your Pop to Pop's Knoll' Father's Day Picnic

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Jun

27

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

Help DCP 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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Jul

11

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

Help DCP 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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Jul

22

Karben4 Popup @ Capital Springs Dog Park

Join us for a FUNdraiser with Karben4 Brewing at our Capital Springs off-leash dog park.

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Jul

25

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

Help DCP 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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Aug

8

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

Help DCP 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

19

Karben4 Popup @ Token Creek Dog Park

Join us for a FUNdraiser with Karben4 Brewing at our Token Creek off-leash dog park.

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Aug

22

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

Help DCP 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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Sep

12

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

Help DCP 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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Sep

16

Karben4 Popup @ Anderson Farm County Park

Join us for a FUNdraiser with Karben4 Brewing at our Anderson Farm off-leash dog park.

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Sep

26

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

Help DCP 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

10

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

Help DCP 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

24

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

Help DCP 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

14

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

Help DCP 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

28

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

Help DCP 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

12

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

Help DCP 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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