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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Aug

8

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

9

Lil' Explorers - Hora del cuento (Español)

¡Únase a nosotros todos los martes para una hora de cuento y ua actividad basada en las maravillas de nuestro mundo natural!

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Aug

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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Aug

10

Bumble Bee Surveys

Join bumble bee surveys in support of pollinator conservation!

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Aug

11

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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Aug

11

Paddle in the Parks on Black Earth Creek

Get out on the water this summer through this fun intermediate evening paddle.

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Aug

11

Parks on Tap: Disc Golf!

Join us for a FUNdraiser with Karben4 and free disc golf!

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Aug

12

Anderson County Park 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

12

Kids Fishing Adventure

Kids can enjoy a beautiful day of fishing and learning on our Fishing Adventure!

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Aug

12

Lil' Explorers - Outdoor Adventure

Your preschooler loves to get their hands into everything, run around, and explore!

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Aug

12

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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Aug

15

Chicken Wrangler Workshop at Schumacher Farm County Park

learn how to care for chickens and hear the history of chickens on the farm. Enjoy the chickens as they free roam the yard.

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Aug

15

Summer Morning Nature Walks led by Naturalist Clare Carlson, Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area

Featuring the most scenic trails of the Capital Springs Recreation Area!

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Aug

16

Lil' Explorers - Story Time (English)

Join us every Tuesday for a story and activity based on the wonders of our natural world!

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Aug

17

Learn to Bike

Is your child looking to learn how to ride a bike this summer? Join our staff to learn how to ride a bike!

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Aug

18

Dragonflies & Damselflies - Presentation & Nature Walk

Join the Friends of Capital Springs for a guided nature walk and presentation on Dragonflies and Damselflies!

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Aug

18

Dragonflies and Damselflies: Presentation and Nature Walk

Dragonflies and damselflies together comprise the insect order Odonata. These raptors of the insect world are important in both terrestrial and aquatic food webs. The adults' beautiful colors and easily observable habits have made them a favorite among naturalists.

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Aug

19

Anderson County Park 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

19

Learn to Fish

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

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Aug

19

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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Aug

19

Schumacher Farm County Park Seed Collection

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

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Aug

20

Soils 101 Workshop/Growers Field Day

The UW Soils program will share what makes good living soils and how to improve and care for it.

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Aug

20

Waste & Renewables Open House

Join the Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables and partners for an Open House Celebration.

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Aug

21

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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Aug

22

Clean Lakes 101: Suck the Muck at Sixmile Creek (Field Trip)

Join Clean Lakes Alliance for a field trip to learn more about Dane County's signature Suck the Muck effort to remove legacy sediment.

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Aug

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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Aug

24

Bumble Bee Surveys

Join bumble bee surveys in support of pollinator conservation!

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Aug

24

Learn to Bike

Is your child looking to learn how to ride a bike this summer? Join our staff to learn how to ride a bike!

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Aug

26

Festge County Park Seed Collection

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

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Aug

26

Learn to Fish

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

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Aug

26

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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Aug

27

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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Aug

30

CamRock County Park Seed Collection

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

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Aug

30

Ice Age Reddan 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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Sep

2

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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Sep

2

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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Sep

5

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Sep

6

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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Sep

7

Bumble Bee Surveys

Join bumble bee surveys in support of pollinator conservation!

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Sep

7

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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Sep

7

Webinar: Brine Blends

Brine Blends

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Sep

8

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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Sep

8

Parks on Tap: Disc Golf!

Join us for a FUNdraiser with Karben4 and free disc golf!

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Sep

9

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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Sep

12

Summer Morning Nature Walks led by Naturalist Clare Carlson, Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area

Featuring the most scenic trails of the Capital Springs Recreation Area!

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Sep

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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Sep

16

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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Sep

17

Silverwood Harvest Fest

Join the Friends of Silverwood for their annual Harvest Festival!

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Sep

18

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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Sep

21

Bumble Bee Surveys

Join bumble bee surveys in support of pollinator conservation!

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Sep

21

Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Day

Mark your calendars for these inspiring and special events .

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Sep

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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Sep

23

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!

View Event

Sep

23

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!

View Event

Sep

24

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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Sep

26

Summer Morning Nature Walks led by Naturalist Clare Carlson, Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area

Featuring the most scenic trails of the Capital Springs Recreation Area!

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Sep

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13

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

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

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!

View Event

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!

View Event

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

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

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

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!

View Event

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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Nov

2

Madison-area Salt Wise Winter Equipment Open House

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

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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

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

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

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

Webinar: Salt Wise Stories: City of Eau Claire

Salt Wise Stories: City of Eau Claire

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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!

View Event

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.

View Event

Nov

29

Virtual - Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Smart Salting for Roads

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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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