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Dane County Chapter – Savanna Clearing, Restoration
January 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
We will be cutting invasive brush and trees with hand tools, treating stumps and making brush piles along a portion of the future Cross Plains Segment. This type of maintenance work helps native wildflower species thrive come spring and creates a beneficial habitat for wildlife including birds, bees, and butterflies. U.S. Fish and Wildlife manages the Shoveler’s Sink property, and we have been helping them with tree and brush removal in the planted prairie.
If you are a certified sawyer (chainsaw) and own personal protective equipment (PPE), please bring both. If you’re not certified to operate a chainsaw, but own PPE, you may bring it so you can work in tandem with a certified sawyer.
I will provide herbicide and loppers. I will also have some snacks along. We won’t be able to have a fire because of federal regulations.
Please bring work gloves and wear long sleeves to protect against the brush. Deep cold is expected, so layer clothes such as wool, cotton, fleece, or synthetics.
If you plan to stay all day, please bring drinking water and some lunch.
Feel free to come if you can stay only part of the day. Please RSVP so I have enough tools with me.
Meet at the tiny parking lot, roughly 1/4 mile north of Mineral Point Road on the west side of Timber Lane.