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Land Stewardship: Prairie Weeding/Brush Cutting, Holmes Preserve – Dane County Chapter
August 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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. ***
As our removal of wild parsnip and sweet clover winds down, we move into the next phase of summer work – brush clearing. Some of this work is done pulling weeds by hand, and while some will involve using brush cutters. No prior experience is required to do this work, but I need 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 pulling weeds by hand, you should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, and sturdy boots (you don’t want wild parsnip to touch bare skin). If you are interested in using the chapter’s brush cutters, please indicate that when you RSVP (so we have the equipment) and you need long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots and hearing protection. Bring whatever water and food you want for the day. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.
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 fillable Volunteer Services Agreement Form and email it (along with any questions) to Dan Watson, ([email protected]). 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.
If you are interested in volunteering regularly, request to be added to our email group. Contact Megan Schliesman ([email protected]) 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.)