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Dane – Cross Plains Reserve, Savanna Restoration

February 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This Sunday, February 21st we will continue our restoration of the oak savanna west of the planted prairie within the WDNR section of the Cross Plains Ice Age National Scientific Reserve north of Old Sauk Pass.  We will continue removing more buckthorn, honeysuckle, and other invasive shrubs and trees and we will burn several slash piles.
We will walk about 1/4 mile in to the worksite mostly on a section of trail that should be reasonably well packed, but if you have showshoes it would be good to bring them.
For working around burning slash piles that throw sparks wear an outer layer of clothing that is not synthetic — either cotton or wool — to prevent burning your clothing.  If you want a hot lunch you can bring food to cook over the fire.

Winter workdays with snow cover means we’ll burn slash piles, so wear natural fiber clothing (wool, cotton) for your outer layer.

MEET: Sunday at 9:00 AM on Old Sauk Pass Road at the entrance gate on the crest of the hill 1/4 mile west of the intersection of Old Sauk Pass and Cleveland Road. All-day or morning-only volunteers welcome.

RSVP Required (so we bring enough tools and can let you know of any weather related or other changes in the plans for the workday): Gary Werner, [email protected] or 249-2421 home

Additional information for first-time volunteers.

Interested in receiving email notifications about workdays? Contact Megan Schliesman ([email protected]) and ask to be added to our “Stewardship” email group.


February 21, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Gary Werner