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Land Stewardship: Prairie Restoration, Montrose – Dane County Chapter

January 16, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Dane County Chapter, Winter Workday

Photo Credit: Brent Sieling

*** You MUST contact the posted workday leader listed below to make sure the workday location or details have not changed, as these events are posted in advance. ***


With fall turning into winter we continue brush clearing to improve our woodlands and removing invasive and undesirable trees. Some of this work is done cutting smaller brush with hand tools, and some will involve gathering wood and branches cut down by the chainsawyers. No prior experience is required to do this work, but the work day leader needs to know who can help so that we have enough equipment to use. Come for part of the day or the whole thing.

What to Bring

If you are interested in cutting brush by hand, you should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves and sturdy boots. If you have your favorite hearing protection, bring that, or we have foam earplugs to use around power equipment. If there is snow on the ground, we will likely be burning slash piles – please do not wear flammable synthetic outer clothing – wool or cotton clothing as an outer layer is better to avoid embers burning holes in your nice gear. Bring whatever water and food you want for the day. Sunscreen is optional but advised (insect repellent not needed this time of the year)!


You must RSVP with the work day organizer (listed below) so we have enough equipment and we can make sure all volunteers for the day have up-to-date information about meeting location.

Volunteer Service Agreement

If you’re joining us for the first time at an event, please complete the fill-able Volunteer Services Agreement Form and email it (along with any questions) to Dan Watson, (Daniel_Watson@nps.gov). You should also complete the form if you don’t have a Volunteer Services Agreement Form on file, or completed one prior to January 2022.

Additional information for first-time volunteers.

Email Updates:

If you are interested in volunteering regularly, request to be added to our email group. Contact Megan Schliesman (schliesfrau@gmail.com) and ask to be added to our Stewardship list.  (Note: Megan cannot answer questions about workdays; she coordinates the list, not workdays.)  Emails sent on the listserv will contain all the details for a workday, and you should contact the listed leader for any given workday with questions.)


January 16, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tom Wise


Dane, Montrose, Hwy D Crossing
Belleville, WI United States
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