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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Event Calendar

Feb

29

Green Thumb Gardening – Winter Vegetable Series 2024

The Green Thumb Gardening class series will help you to keep your home garden thriving! UW-Madison Extension educators will provide in-depth, practical information for the novice to the experienced gardener.

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Mar

1

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

2

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

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

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Mar

4

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Mar

7

Green Thumb Gardening – Winter Vegetable Series 2024

The Green Thumb Gardening class series will help you to keep your home garden thriving! UW-Madison Extension educators will provide in-depth, practical information for the novice to the experienced gardener.

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Mar

8

Porcupine Grass Seeding

Want to experience a unique native prairie planting experience? Come help this prairie grass plant itself!

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Mar

9

Maple Syrup Making Workshop

Explore the magic of creating maple syrup!

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Mar

9

Remnant Prairie Restoration Workday at Stewart Lake

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

9

Youth Volunteers for Conservation (YV4C) Spring 2024

Dane County Parks' hands-on program that challenges high school students to make a real impact in caring for Dane County's natural areas.

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Mar

10

Maple Syrup Demonstration at Donald Park

Join the Friends of Donald Park to learn how to tap sugar maple trees and boil down the sap to make maple syrup.

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Mar

12

Babywearing and Hiking with your Mini Explorer

Learn about different baby wearing equipment and safety to get outside with your mini explorers!

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Mar

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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Mar

14

Green Thumb Gardening – Winter Vegetable Series 2024

The Green Thumb Gardening class series will help you to keep your home garden thriving! UW-Madison Extension educators will provide in-depth, practical information for the novice to the experienced gardener.

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Mar

14

Lil' Explorer Playful Acorns Pop Up Play Cafe

Craving coffee and connection? Come to our Pop Up Cafe with Playful Acorns!

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Mar

17

Family Friendly Restoration at Stewart Lake County Park

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

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Mar

19

Spring Equinox Hike

Join your community to welcome the passing of winter and welcoming of spring.

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Mar

21

Green Thumb Gardening – Winter Vegetable Series 2024

The Green Thumb Gardening class series will help you to keep your home garden thriving! UW-Madison Extension educators will provide in-depth, practical information for the novice to the experienced gardener.

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Mar

21

Saving Our Songbirds Together: 3 Ways to Help at Home

Join the Holy Wisdom Monastery for a workshop to learn how you can do your part to protect local songbirds.

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Mar

22

Lower Mud Lake Tree and Shrub Removal

Join efforts with other volunteers to help remove invasive trees and shrubs in a small woodland near the shore of Lower Mud Lake.

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Mar

23

Rag Rug Weaving Workshop

Join the Friends of Schumacher Farm Park for a Rag Rug Weaving Workshop. As the saying goes here at the farm park; Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!

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Mar

24

Crochet a Decorative Tray

Learn the basics of crochet to make a decorative tray for your coffee table!

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Mar

25

2024 Manure Applicator Update Meetings

This 3-hour session is designed for for-hire manure applicators and farmers who apply their own manure, providing updated information on manure gas safety, pressure safety, regulations, setbacks, spill prevention/response and nutrient management plan implementation.

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Mar

25

School's Out Day

School's out! Come on over to the center for a day exploring the outdoors.

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Mar

26

School's Out Day

School's out! Come on over to the center for a day exploring the outdoors.

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Mar

27

School's Out Day

School's out! Come on over to the center for a day exploring the outdoors.

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Mar

27

Youth Volunteers for Conservation (YV4C) Spring 2024

Dane County Parks' hands-on program that challenges high school students to make a real impact in caring for Dane County's natural areas.

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Mar

28

Green Thumb Gardening – Winter Vegetable Series 2024

The Green Thumb Gardening class series will help you to keep your home garden thriving! UW-Madison Extension educators will provide in-depth, practical information for the novice to the experienced gardener.

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Mar

28

School's Out Day

School's out! Come on over to the center for a day exploring the outdoors.

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Mar

29

School's Out Day

School's out! Come on over to the center for a day exploring the outdoors.

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Apr

1

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Apr

6

Youth Volunteers for Conservation (YV4C) Spring 2024

Dane County Parks' hands-on program that challenges high school students to make a real impact in caring for Dane County's natural areas.

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Apr

13

Chainsaw Safety Training - SAWW Level 101

A 2-day Level 1 SAWW Class. For new sawyers who want more hands on chainsaw time.

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Apr

13

Learn to Bike

Is your child looking to learn how to ride a bike this summer?

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Apr

14

Chainsaw Safety Training - SAWW Level 101

A 2-day Level 1 SAWW Class. For new sawyers who want more hands on chainsaw time.

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Apr

16

Chainsaw Safety Training - SAWW Level 1

Discounts for registered Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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Apr

17

Youth Volunteers for Conservation (YV4C) Spring 2024

Dane County Parks' hands-on program that challenges high school students to make a real impact in caring for Dane County's natural areas.

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Apr

21

Family Friendly Restoration at Stewart Lake County Park

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

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Apr

22

Earth Day - Mini Explorer Hike

Get your young ones out for a morning hike in Dane County Parks!

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Apr

26

Family Night Out

Celebrate Earth Day with an evening outdoors with your family!

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Apr

27

Lake Kegonsa Migratory Bird Celebration

Come down to Lake Kegonsa for a migratory bird celebration!

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Apr

28

Spring on the Farm

Celebrate the arrival of spring with some fun activities at Schumacher Farm Park!

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May

4

12th Annual Donald Dash Trail Run

Friends of Donald Park are inviting you to join us at the 12th Annual Donald Dash trail run at Donald County Park, Saturday, May 4th. Come and join other runners/walkers and enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the park. All proceeds to benefit Donald Park trail maintenance and repair.

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May

6

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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May

8

Chainsaw Safety Training - SAWW Level 2

Discounts for registered Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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May

11

Learn to Fish

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them!

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May

11

Youth Volunteers for Conservation (YV4C) Spring 2024

Dane County Parks' hands-on program that challenges high school students to make a real impact in caring for Dane County's natural areas.

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May

12

Learn to Bike

Is your child looking to learn how to ride a bike this summer?

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May

13

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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May

15

Youth Volunteers for Conservation (YV4C) Spring 2024

Dane County Parks' hands-on program that challenges high school students to make a real impact in caring for Dane County's natural areas.

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May

19

Family Friendly Restoration at Stewart Lake County Park

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

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May

20

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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May

27

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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May

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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Jun

1

Youth Volunteers for Conservation (YV4C) Spring 2024

Dane County Parks' hands-on program that challenges high school students to make a real impact in caring for Dane County's natural areas.

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Jun

3

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Jun

10

First Day of Summer Camp

Looking for a fun-filled, adventurous summer outside? Join the Lussier Family Heritage Center’s Junior Naturalist Summer Camp in the heart of the Capital Springs Recreation Area. 

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Jun

10

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Jun

11

Lil' Explorer Storytime

Join Lussier Family Heritage Center staff and Dane County Library System for a story based on the natural world and a visit from the Dream Bus!

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Jun

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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Jun

12

Learn to Bike

Is your child looking to learn how to ride a bike this summer?

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Jun

16

Annual Bring Your Pop to Pop's Knoll Father's Day Picnic

Join the Friends of Donald Park at Pop's Knoll picnic area to celebrate Father's day on Sunday, June 16th, a tradition that the friends have offered for many years. Kids games, easy listening blue-grass music with the old fashion theme offering hot dogs and root beer floats.

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Jun

16

Family Friendly Restoration at Stewart Lake County Park

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

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Jun

17

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Jun

18

B3 Monitoring Outings

Come participate in monitoring bumble bees to learn and participate in our citizen science efforts!

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Jun

18

Lil' Explorer Storytime

Join Lussier Family Heritage Center staff and Dane County Library System for a story based on the natural world and a visit from the Dream Bus!

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Jun

19

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Jun

24

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Jun

25

Lil' Explorer Storytime

Join Lussier Family Heritage Center staff and Dane County Library System for a story based on the natural world and a visit from the Dream Bus!

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Jun

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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Jun

26

Learn to Fish

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them!

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Jul

2

B3 Training: Bumble Bee Biology, Identification and Monitoring Workshop

Join for a chance to learn more about Bumble Bees and our monitoring opportunities!

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Jul

4

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Jul

8

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Jul

9

Lil' Explorer Storytime

Join Lussier Family Heritage Center staff and Dane County Library System for a story based on the natural world and a visit from the Dream Bus!

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Jul

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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Jul

10

Learn to Bike

Is your child looking to learn how to ride a bike this summer?

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Jul

15

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Jul

16

Lil' Explorer Storytime

Join Lussier Family Heritage Center staff and Dane County Library System for a story based on the natural world and a visit from the Dream Bus!

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Jul

20

Summer on the Farm

Come to Schumacher Farm Park to enjoy summer at its peak at Summer on the Farm! Explore the park as the sun sets, enjoy a bonfire, and settle in to enjoy the history of this special property.

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Jul

22

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Jul

23

B3 Monitoring Outings

Come participate in monitoring bumble bees to learn and participate in our citizen science efforts!

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Jul

23

Lil' Explorer Storytime

Join Lussier Family Heritage Center staff and Dane County Library System for a story based on the natural world and a visit from the Dream Bus!

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Jul

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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Jul

24

Learn to Fish

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them!

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Jul

29

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Jul

30

Lil' Explorer Storytime

Join Lussier Family Heritage Center staff and Dane County Library System for a story based on the natural world and a visit from the Dream Bus!

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Aug

2

Sugar Maple Music Festival

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

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Aug

3

Sugar Maple Music Festival

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

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Aug

5

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Aug

6

Lil' Explorer Storytime

Join Lussier Family Heritage Center staff and Dane County Library System for a story based on the natural world and a visit from the Dream Bus!

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Aug

7

Learn to Bike

Is your child looking to learn how to ride a bike this summer?

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Aug

10

Stargazing Event at Donald Park

Join the Friends of Donald Park and Madison Area Astronomical Society at Pop's Knoll picnic area to relax and enjoy the fabulous night sky. The evening promises a nice crescent moon with maximum for meteors the days following.

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Aug

12

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Aug

13

Lil' Explorer Storytime

Join Lussier Family Heritage Center staff and Dane County Library System for a story based on the natural world and a visit from the Dream Bus!

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Aug

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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Aug

14

Learn to Fish

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them!

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Aug

19

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Aug

20

B3 Monitoring Outings

Come participate in monitoring bumble bees to learn and participate in our citizen science efforts!

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Aug

20

Lil' Explorer Storytime

Join Lussier Family Heritage Center staff and Dane County Library System for a story based on the natural world and a visit from the Dream Bus!

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Aug

26

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Aug

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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Sep

2

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Sep

7

Heritage Fest

Celebrate the arrival of autumn with a trip to Schumacher Farm Park to join in on the fun at Heritage Fest!

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Sep

9

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Sep

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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Sep

16

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Sep

17

B3 Monitoring Outings

Come participate in monitoring bumble bees to learn and participate in our citizen science efforts!

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Sep

23

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Sep

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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Sep

26

Chainsaw Safety Training - SAWW Level 1

Discounts for registered Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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Sep

30

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Oct

5

Chainsaw Safety Training - SAWW Level 1

Discounts for registered Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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Oct

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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Oct

14

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Oct

19

Halloween at the Farm

Come to Schumacher Farm to have some Spooky Fun with the whole family!

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Oct

22

Chainsaw Safety Training - SAWW Level 2

Discounts for registered Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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Oct

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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Nov

3

Workshop: Volunteer to Grow Native Plants

Learn to grow native plants for local school and community projects

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Nov

4

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Nov

9

Chainsaw Safety Training - SAWW Level 3

Discounts for registered Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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Nov

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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Nov

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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Nov

28

Birdie Derby, Formerly the Berbee Derby

The Berbee Derby is back as the Birdie Derby! Join us on Thanksgiving Day for an amazing 5K/10K event experience you'll never forget!

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Nov

28

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Nov

29

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Dec

2

Lil' Explorer Adventure

Engaging the youngest members of our community with the outdoors! Intended for ages 3-6 and requires an adult chaperone.

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Dec

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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Dec

24

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Dec

25

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Dec

31

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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