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Dane County Chapter – Savanna Clearing, Restoration

November 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Trail Improvement Days, OptOutside, REI, Dane County Chapter

We’re looking forward to this opportunity to #OptOutside in the days following Thanksgiving! 

We will be continuing to work on oak savanna restoration on the upper woods called Andersen Preserve of the Cross Plains Segment.  We will be cutting invasive brush and trees with chainsaws and hand tools, treating stumps and burning brush piles. This type of trail maintenance work helps native species thrive come spring and creates a beneficial habitat for wildlife including birds, bees, and butterflies.

Please bring work gloves and wear long sleeves to protect against the brush. I will provide herbicide and loppers. If you need work gloves or protective eye glasses, let me know. If you like the warmth of a fire, you should be wearing wool or cotton as an outer layer. Fleece and synthetics will melt as a spark hit them. A sweatshirt on top of these will provide good protection.

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.

If you plan to stay all day, please bring drinking water and some lunch.  I will provide some food/drinks to share for lunch, including brats to cook on the fire.

Please RSVP if you can help for any part of the work day. Thanks in advance for your help.


November 29, 2019
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Dane, Cross Plains, Hickory Hill
2475 Hickory Hill St
Cross Plains, WI 53528 United States
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