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Dane – Lodi Marsh, Brush clearing
March 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
In the rapidly warming spring, there is still work we can do removing invasive trees and shrubs in our ecological restorations before the snow melts away completely.
This Sunday, March 14th we will continue our restoration of the oak savanna on the south side of Center Bluff in the Lodi Marsh State Wildlife Area. We will continue the work we have done over the past several years to clear the thicket of buckthorn and honeysuckle and some trees below the West Ridge prairie remnant. If there is sufficient snow remaining we will burn slash piles. If the snow is all melted we will make slash piles to burn next winter. Wear cotton or wool outer layers — no synthetics that will burn from sparks thrown by the fires — in case we are able to burn slash piles. Please bring chain saws and brush cutters if you have them.
We will walk about 3/4 mile in to the worksite mostly on a section of the Ice Age Trail that should be well packed.
MEET: 9:00 AM Sunday in the Ice Age Trail parking lot with the kiosk on Lodi-Springfield Road in the Lodi Marsh SWA in the Town of Dane.
To participate, please register with me so I can have enough tools and herbicide, etc to use and be able to plan for enough work locations for everyone to be keeping “socially distanced.” We will comply with the Dane County Health Order by observing social distancing and wearing masks when we are close together.
Thanks for your help and Happy “change of seasons – one slipping into the other!”
Gary Werner, 249-2421 home
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