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Land Stewardship: Spotted Knapweed Control, Mammoth’s Back – Dane County Chapter

July 21, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Dane County Chapter, Examining Prairie Plants

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. ***


We have a bumper crop of robust spotted knapweed on the upper slopes of the Ice Age Trail Alliance’s Mammoth’s Back Preserve that we cleared over the past two years.  Help us remove this knapweed and cut and herbicide buckthorn re-sprouts. 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, gloves, and sturdy boots. 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 is optional but advised.

NOTE: Chiggers are among the residents of the Mammoth’s Back prairie. Insect repellent is strongly advised.  For more information: https://www.wikihow.com/Avoid-Chigger-Bites


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, (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.)


July 21, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Gary Werner


Dane, Cross Plains, Mammoth’s Back
Stagecoach Road
Cross Plains, WI United States
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