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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Jul

28

Kids Bike Adventure - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Bike Adventure Lussier Family Heritage Center - $5/ person/ session - Registration Required

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Jul

29

Presentations in the Park - Climate Action in Dane County

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Kathy Kuntz from Dane County Office of Energy & Climate.   

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Jul

29

Schumacher Farm -- Seed Collection

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

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Jul

30

Chainsaw Safety Training - Level 1

Level 1 chainsaw training for Dane County Park volunteers wanting to use chainsaws on county land.

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Jul

30

Chainsaw Safety Training - Level 1

Level 1 chainsaw training for Dane County Park volunteers wanting to use chainsaws on county land.

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Jul

30

Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ person/ session - Registration Required

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Jul

30

Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ person/ session - Registration Required

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Aug

1

By Water & By Land, Let's All Lend a Hand Clean Up Event

Join the Rock River Coalition, Ball Corp, and River Network and help clean up your community during this week long clean up event!

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Aug

3

Story Time

Join us every Tuesday at 9 AM under our gorgeous Heritage Oak tree for a story, activity and/or craft!

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Aug

4

Certified Land Steward Orientation

An in-depth training for volunteers interested in restoration work within Dane County Park's natural areas. Those who attend this orientation have the opportunity to become leads on restoration projects within areas of their choosing.

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Aug

4

Get Salt Wise with Private Contractors

Get Salt Wise with Private Contractors

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Aug

4

Kids Bike Adventure - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Bike Adventure Lussier Family Heritage Center - $5/ person/ session - Registration Required

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Aug

5

Capital Springs -- Seed Collection

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

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Aug

5

Movies in the Park - Disney Nature Wings of Life

Come to the Lussier Family Heritage Center for an outdoor screening of Disney Nature's Wings of Life, sponsored by Festival Foods!

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Aug

6

Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ person/ session - Registration Required

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Aug

6

Prairie Stewardship Work Days

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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Aug

6

Sugar Maple Music Festival

The Sugar Maple Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in Madison, WI exploring American roots music.

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Aug

7

Stargazing Event--Perseid Meteor Showers

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Aug

7

Sugar Maple Music Festival

The Sugar Maple Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in Madison, WI exploring American roots music.

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Aug

8

Art in the Park - Sunflower

Join us for Art in the Park and create a gorgeous and bright sunflower painting! No artist talent needed.

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Aug

10

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

10

Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop - Virtual

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

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Aug

10

Story Time

Join us every Tuesday at 9 AM under our gorgeous Heritage Oak tree for a story, activity and/or craft!

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Aug

11

Bumble Bee Brigade: Citizen Science Survey Team

Learn about Wisconsin’s 20 bumble bee species while taking a walk through the prairie.

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Aug

11

Kids Bike Adventure - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Bike Adventure Lussier Family Heritage Center - $5/ person/ session - Registration Required

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Aug

11

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks - Virtual

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

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Aug

12

Presentations in the Park - Community Gardens

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Elsa Caetano.  

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Aug

13

Kids Fishing Adventure - Catch a Good Time!

Fishing Friday's at Jenni & Kyle Preserve - $5/ person/ session - Registration Required

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Aug

14

August Bird Walk Lewis Nine Springs E-Way & Wildlife Observation Area

Led by naturalist Clare Carlson, we will begin by walking a prairie trail and along the Nine Springs Creek. We will also venture into the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District’s Wildlife Observation Area to check out the lagoons for ducks and wading birds.

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Aug

15

Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Join the Friends of Stewart Park for a Sunday workday in the Oak Trail Woodland and Savanna

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Aug

15

Seasonal Wild Food/Wild Medicine Walk

Join the Friends of Silverwood Park for seasonal plant walks, focusing on wild food and wild medicine.

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Aug

15

Yoga in the Park

Wishing Tree Studio instructors are excited to once again offer 60 minute yoga sessions in the park!

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Aug

16

Chicken Wrangler Workshop at Schumacher Farm County Park

Learn how to care for chickens and hear the history of chickens on the farm.

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Aug

16

Monday Morning Summer Walks Series

Join naturalist Clare for leisurely park tours featuring trails around the Lussier Family Heritage Center. This series is an especially great opportunity if you are a park neighbor or staying at W.G. Lunney Lake Farm Park campground. All are welcome!

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Aug

17

Story Time

Join us every Tuesday at 9 AM under our gorgeous Heritage Oak tree for a story, activity and/or craft!

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Aug

18

Certified Land Steward Orientation

An in-depth training for volunteers interested in restoration work within Dane County Park's natural areas. Those who attend this orientation have the opportunity to become leads on restoration projects within areas of their choosing.

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Aug

18

Kids Bike Adventure - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Bike Adventure Lussier Family Heritage Center - $5/ person/ session - Registration Required

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Aug

19

Friends of Pheasant Branch Virtual Conservancy Day

Join online for a monthly presentation hosted by the Friends, or catch up on recordings of past Conservancy Days.

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Aug

19

Presentations in the Park - Madison Area Municipal Storm Water Partnership

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Christal Campbell from the Madison Area Municipal Stormwater Partnership.   

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Aug

20

Prairie Stewardship Work Days

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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Aug

22

Art in the Park - Busy Bee Buzz

Join us for Art in the Park and create a serene, bumblebee painting! No artist talent needed.

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Aug

23

Monday Morning Summer Walks Series

Join naturalist Clare for leisurely park tours featuring trails around the Lussier Family Heritage Center. This series is an especially great opportunity if you are a park neighbor or staying at W.G. Lunney Lake Farm Park campground. All are welcome!

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Aug

24

Bumble Bee Brigade: Citizen Science Survey Team

Learn about Wisconsin’s 20 bumble bee species while taking a walk through the prairie.

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Aug

24

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

24

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks - Virtual

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

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Aug

24

Story Time

Join us every Tuesday at 9 AM under our gorgeous Heritage Oak tree for a story, activity and/or craft!

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Aug

29

Yoga in the Park

Wishing Tree Studio instructors are excited to once again offer 60 minute yoga sessions in the park!

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Aug

31

Story Time

Join us every Tuesday at 9 AM under our gorgeous Heritage Oak tree for a story, activity and/or craft!

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Sep

1

Mayo Clinic says, “Hold the Salt”

Mayo Clinic says, “Hold the Salt”

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Sep

2

Presentations in the Park - Scaly Friends in Your Backyard: Wisconsin's Native Reptiles

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Sam Massey from the Madison Area Herpetological Society. 

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Sep

3

Prairie Stewardship Work Days

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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Sep

5

Art in the Park - White Heron

Join us for Art in the Park at the Lussier Family Heritage Center! No artistic talent needed, just the desire to have fun!

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Sep

7

Story Time

Join us every Tuesday at 9 AM under our gorgeous Heritage Oak tree for a story, activity and/or craft!

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Sep

8

Bumble Bee Brigade: Citizen Science Survey Team

Learn about Wisconsin’s 20 bumble bee species while taking a walk through the prairie.

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Sep

9

Celebrating Darren Marsh and 28 Years of Service to Dane County Parks

Help us celebrate Darren Marsh's retirement

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Sep

9

Presentations in the Park - Wisconsin Geology and Paleontology

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Brooke Norsted from the UW Geology Museum. 

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Sep

11

2021 Donald Dash Trail Run

Get your heart pumping and body moving out at Donald County Park during their 9th annual trail run!

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Sep

12

Yoga in the Park

Wishing Tree Studio instructors are excited to once again offer 60 minute yoga sessions in the park!

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Sep

14

Pheasant Branch - Salt Wise Paddle (Middleton)

Join in some citizen science fun in Pheasant Branch Creek!

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Sep

14

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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Sep

14

Story Time

Join us every Tuesday at 9 AM under our gorgeous Heritage Oak tree for a story, activity and/or craft!

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Sep

15

Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop - Virtual

Learn how to save money on salt while protecting our lakes and drinking water.

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Sep

16

Friends of Pheasant Branch Virtual Conservancy Day

Join online for a monthly presentation hosted by the Friends, or catch up on recordings of past Conservancy Days.

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Sep

16

Presentations in the Park - Pollution Prevention

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Emily Jones from Madison Metropolitan Sewer District.

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Sep

16

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks - Virtual

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

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Sep

17

Prairie Stewardship Work Days

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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Sep

19

Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Join the Friends of Stewart Park for a Sunday workday in the Oak Trail Woodland and Savanna

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Sep

21

Bumble Bee Brigade: Citizen Science Survey Team

Learn about Wisconsin’s 20 bumble bee species while taking a walk through the prairie.

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Sep

21

Story Time

Join us every Tuesday at 9 AM under our gorgeous Heritage Oak tree for a story, activity and/or craft!

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Sep

23

Presentations in the Park - Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitation: Caring for Sick and Injured Animals

The Lussier Family Heritage Center will be hosting a variety of speakers throughout the summer, this week's presentation is curtesy of Jackie Sandberg from the Dane County Humane Society's Wildlife Center.  

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Sep

26

Art in the Park - Bandit the Raccoon

Join us for Art in the Park and create a cute raccoon painting! No artist talent needed.

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Sep

26

Yoga in the Park

Wishing Tree Studio instructors are excited to once again offer 60 minute yoga sessions in the park!

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Sep

28

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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Sep

28

Story Time

Join us every Tuesday at 9 AM under our gorgeous Heritage Oak tree for a story, activity and/or craft!

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Sep

29

Certified Land Steward Orientation

An in-depth training for volunteers interested in restoration work within Dane County Park's natural areas. Those who attend this orientation have the opportunity to become leads on restoration projects within areas of their choosing.

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Oct

1

Harvest Moon Festival

Discover the natural world through hands-on nature and recreational exhibits on a torchlit prairie trail and under new outdoor solar shelters! Enjoy live music, autumnal food, bon fire.

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Oct

1

Harvest Moon Festival

Discover the natural world through hands-on nature and recreational exhibits on a torchlit prairie trail and under new outdoor solar shelters! Enjoy live music, autumnal food, bon fire.

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Oct

1

Harvest Moon Festival

Discover the natural world through hands-on nature and recreational exhibits on a torchlit prairie trail and under new outdoor solar shelters! Enjoy live music, autumnal food, bon fire.

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Oct

1

Harvest Moon Festival

Discover the natural world through hands-on nature and recreational exhibits on a torchlit prairie trail and under new outdoor solar shelters! Enjoy live music, autumnal food, bon fire.

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Oct

1

Harvest Moon Festival

Discover the natural world through hands-on nature and recreational exhibits on a torchlit prairie trail and under new outdoor solar shelters! Enjoy live music, autumnal food, bon fire.

View Event

Oct

1

Prairie Stewardship Work Days

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

View Event

Oct

3

Seasonal Wild Food/Wild Medicine Walk

Join the Friends of Silverwood Park for seasonal plant walks, focusing on wild food and wild medicine.

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Oct

6

Brine 101

Brine 101

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Oct

6

Bumble Bee Brigade: Citizen Science Survey Team

Learn about Wisconsin’s 20 bumble bee species while taking a walk through the prairie.

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Oct

6

Certified Land Steward Orientation

An in-depth training for volunteers interested in restoration work within Dane County Park's natural areas. Those who attend this orientation have the opportunity to become leads on restoration projects within areas of their choosing.

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Oct

12

DeForest Salt Wise Winter Equipment Open House

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

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Oct

12

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

12

Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop - DeForest

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

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Oct

13

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks - DeForest

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

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Oct

14

Parks on Tap: Anderson Farm Dog Park Opening Celebration

Join us for a FUNdraiser with Karben4 and the Anderson Park Friends

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Oct

15

Monster Dash 5K run-walk-roll and Movie

Join us for a 5K, bonfire, and outdoor Halloween movie!

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Oct

17

Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Join the Friends of Stewart Park for a Sunday workday in the Oak Trail Woodland and Savanna

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Oct

21

Friends of Pheasant Branch Virtual Conservancy Day

Join online for a monthly presentation hosted by the Friends, or catch up on recordings of past Conservancy Days.

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Oct

26

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.

View Event

Oct

26

Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop - Virtual

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

View Event

Oct

28

Certified Land Steward Orientation

An in-depth training for volunteers interested in restoration work within Dane County Park's natural areas. Those who attend this orientation have the opportunity to become leads on restoration projects within areas of their choosing.

View Event

Oct

28

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks - Virtual

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

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Oct

28

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks - Virtual

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

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Nov

9

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

Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop - Madison

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

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Nov

10

Madison Salt Wise Winter Equipment Open House

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

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Nov

10

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks - Madison

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

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Nov

18

Friends of Pheasant Branch Virtual Conservancy Day

Join online for a monthly presentation hosted by the Friends, or catch up on recordings of past Conservancy Days.

View Event

Nov

21

Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Join the Friends of Stewart Park for a Sunday workday in the Oak Trail Woodland and Savanna

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Nov

23

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

12

Workshop: Volunteer to Grow Native Plants

Learn to grow native plants for local school and community projects

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Dec

14

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

19

Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Join the Friends of Stewart Park for a Sunday workday in the Oak Trail Woodland and Savanna

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Dec

28

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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