Dane County purchased the 160-acre property (former Acker Farm) in 2019 as an addition to the Pheasant Branch Conservancy. The county is partnering with community organizations on the planning and implementation of restoration projects. Restoration will significantly reduce stormwater volume due to increased water infiltration into the ground. It will also improve water quality by reducing sediment and phosphorus runoff within the Pheasant Branch Watershed, positively impacting Lake Mendota. The property will also be used for a future regional bicycle trail connection to Governor Nelson State Park.
Sara Rigelman, Park Property Planner
Dane County Land and Water Resources Department - Parks Division
5201 Fen Oak Drive
Madison, WI 53718