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Dane County Chapter – Sumac and Brush Clearing

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us to herbicide sumac and brush which are growing in what we hope will become oak savannas.

Where: Meet at the dog lot east of the main parking lot. A port-a-potty is on site. We’ll be walking in with the dog walkers and then climbing over the only stile in the county.

Volunteers in Parks and COVID-19 Safety Information:

  • Please complete this COVID-19 OF-301A Fillable Form. The National Park Service (NPS) requires every volunteer to complete a COVID-19 OF-301A Volunteer Service Agreement, whether you are a new IATA volunteer or a returning volunteer who has not yet filled out the post-March 24, 2020 version of this form.
  • Please email the completed form to Dan Watson, NPS Volunteer Coordinator, ([email protected]). Dan will reply to you with a signed copy of the form.

Please read through these documents as they provide additional safety guidelines:

  1. A Cover Letter from Eric Gabriel, Superintendent [PDF]
  2. IATR-VIP Risk Assessment Tool [PDF]
  3. Covid19Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) [PDF]

What to expect/what to bring/what to wear:

  • We will have a physically-distanced, COVID-aware work site.  >10 ft. spacing between participants is expected.
  • Brush cutters are welcome.
  • All hand tools will be provided.
  • Note: It is mosquito & tick season.
  • If rain is threatening, we typically still work. But, if the work day is postponed because of bad weather, the event leaders will email you.
  • In the event of a weather postponement, we will plan to work the next day (Sunday).

Please dress for weeding:

  • boots preferred; closed-toe shoes and socks required
  • long or short-sleeved shirt (bring both)
  • leather work gloves
  • hat (optional)

Please bring:

  • leather work gloves
  • face mask (have it available for our initial event briefing)
  • drinking water (minimum of 1 liter)
  • hand sanitizer
  • morning snack
  • lunch if you’re planning to stay past noon

Please RSVP so I have enough tools and herbicide. Feel free to come for all or a part of the day. One more work day will be scheduled here before summer’s end.


August 15
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Dave Lonsdorf


Dane, Verona, Prairie Moraine County Park
1970 Hwy PB
Verona, Wisconsin 53593 United States
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