Land Stewardship: Garlic Mustard Control, Lodi Marsh – Dane County Chapter

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. ***

Description

May is the month or so we have to control and reduce garlic mustard, burdock, Dame’s Rocket, Japanese Hedge Parsley, and other herbaceous weeds that are invading our oak woodlands. Our preferred method to control these invasives is by herbiciding the plants that have not been killed by our spring burns. We do this work using backpack sprayers to apply a herbicide. On each of the weekends and some weekdays of May we will scan our various preserves searching for the plants we want to eliminate. No prior experience is required to do this work.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.

RSVP

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.

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 ([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.)

Land Stewardship: Garlic Mustard Control, Cross Plains Scientific Reserve – Dane County Chapter

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. ***

Description

May is the month or so we have to control and reduce garlic mustard, burdock, Dame’s Rocket, Japanese Hedge Parsley, and other herbaceous weeds that are invading our oak woodlands. Our preferred method to control these invasives is by herbiciding the plants that have not been killed by our spring burns. We do this work using backpack sprayers to apply a herbicide. On each of the weekends and some weekdays of May we will scan our various preserves searching for the plants we want to eliminate. No prior experience is required to do this work.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.

RSVP

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.

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 ([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.)

Fresh Tread in a Storybook Setting

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Rib Lake Segment MSC, Taylor County
Volunteers work together to maneuver a boulder into place for what will become a set of stone steps. Photo by Patrick Gleissner.
The Ice Age Trail brings all sorts of folks together, and this MSC event was no exception. First-time volunteers, New Vision Wilderness students, a pair of TikTok celebrities (their Instagram handle is “thruhikers”), and a long-distance hiker passing through joined seasoned trailbuilders as they cut fresh tread on the Rib Lake Segment. This confluence of novelty and experience resulted in more than 3,000 feet of completed trail, with a generous head start on another 1,000 feet!

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Land Stewardship: Garlic Mustard Control, Holmes Preserve, Table Bluff – Dane County Chapter

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. ***

Description

May is the month or so we have to control and reduce garlic mustard, burdock, Dame’s Rocket, Japanese Hedge Parsley, and other herbaceous weeds that are invading our oak woodlands. Our preferred method to control these invasives is by herbiciding the plants that have not been killed by our spring burns. We do this work using backpack sprayers to apply a herbicide. On each of the weekends and some weekdays of May we will scan our various preserves searching for the plants we want to eliminate. No prior experience is required to do this work.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.

RSVP

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.

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 ([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.)

Land Stewardship: Garlic Mustard Control, Lodi Marsh – Dane County Chapter

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. ***

Description

May is the month or so we have to control and reduce garlic mustard, burdock, Dame’s Rocket, Japanese Hedge Parsley, and other herbaceous weeds that are invading our oak woodlands. Our preferred method to control these invasives is by herbiciding the plants that have not been killed by our spring burns. We do this work using backpack sprayers to apply a herbicide. On each of the weekends and some weekdays of May we will scan our various preserves searching for the plants we want to eliminate. No prior experience is required to do this work.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.

RSVP

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.

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 ([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.)

Land Stewardship: Garlic Mustard Control, Valley View – Dane County Chapter

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. ***

Description

May is the month or so we have to control and reduce garlic mustard, burdock, Dame’s Rocket, Japanese Hedge Parsley, and other herbaceous weeds that are invading our oak woodlands. Our preferred method to control these invasives is by herbiciding the plants that have not been killed by our spring burns. We do this work using backpack sprayers to apply a herbicide. On each of the weekends and some weekdays of May we will scan our various preserves searching for the plants we want to eliminate. No prior experience is required to do this work.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.

RSVP

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.

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 ([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.)

Trailbuilding: Old Sauk Pass Rd, Dane County

Help construct a new section of trail on DNR property along Old Sauk Pass Rd (Cross Plains State Park).   The new trail will provide a gorge crossing on the north side of the road, creating an important link in the larger (and growing) trail system at this important Ice Age site.  Volunteers of all abilities are welcome!  We provide the tools and instruction – just bring your willing selves, preferably wearing boots and work clothes (multiple layers including a rain coat – we keep working if it is only lightly sprinkling).  Also bring leather work gloves, a water bottle and a pack lunch.  Work will start at 9:00am and continue through mid-afternoon, but you can optionally join in for just a few hours if that better fits your schedule (but we won’t run out of things to do!).  Address any questions to Andrew Bent, [email protected] or 608-333-9896.  Preferably RSVP to [email protected] so we can plan accordingly, but drop-ins also welcome.

Location:

Park in the Dane County Parks lot 0.4 mi west of Timber Lane on Old Sauk Pass Rd.

Land Stewardship: Garlic Mustard Control, Anderson Prairie, Cross Plains – Dane County Chapter

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. ***

Description

May is the month or so we have to control and reduce garlic mustard, burdock, Dame’s Rocket, Japanese Hedge Parsley, and other herbaceous weeds that are invading our oak woodlands. Our preferred method to control these invasives is by herbiciding the plants that have not been killed by our spring burns. We do this work using backpack sprayers to apply a herbicide. On each of the weekends and some weekdays of May we will scan our various preserves searching for the plants we want to eliminate. No prior experience is required to do this work.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.

RSVP

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, (Dan[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.

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 ([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.)

Trailbuilding: Old Sauk Pass Rd, Dane County

Help construct a new section of trail on DNR property along Old Sauk Pass Rd (Cross Plains State Park).   The new trail will provide a gorge crossing on the north side of the road, creating an important link in the larger (and growing) trail system at this important Ice Age site.  Volunteers of all abilities are welcome!  We provide the tools and instruction – just bring your willing selves, preferably wearing boots and work clothes (multiple layers including a rain coat – we keep working if it is only lightly sprinkling).  Also bring leather work gloves, a water bottle and a pack lunch.  Work will start at 9:00am and continue through mid-afternoon, but you can optionally join in for just a few hours if that better fits your schedule (but we won’t run out of things to do!).  Address any questions to Andrew Bent, [email protected] or 608-333-9896.  Preferably RSVP to [email protected] so we can plan accordingly, but drop-ins also welcome.

Location:

Park in the Dane County Parks lot 0.4 mi west of Timber Lane on Old Sauk Pass Rd.

Land Stewardship: Garlic Mustard Control, Lodi Marsh – Dane County Chapter

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. ***

Description

May is the month or so we have to control and reduce garlic mustard, burdock, Dame’s Rocket, Japanese Hedge Parsley, and other herbaceous weeds that are invading our oak woodlands. Our preferred method to control these invasives is by herbiciding the plants that have not been killed by our spring burns. We do this work using backpack sprayers to apply a herbicide. On each of the weekends and some weekdays of May we will scan our various preserves searching for the plants we want to eliminate. No prior experience is required to do this work.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.

RSVP

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.

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 ([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.)

Land Stewardship: Garlic Mustard Control, Prairie Moraine – Dane County Chapter

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. ***

Description

May is the month or so we have to control and reduce garlic mustard, burdock, Dame’s Rocket, Japanese Hedge Parsley, and other herbaceous weeds that are invading our oak woodlands. Our preferred method to control these invasives is by herbiciding the plants that have not been killed by our spring burns. We do this work using backpack sprayers to apply a herbicide. On each of the weekends and some weekdays of May we will scan our various preserves searching for the plants we want to eliminate. No prior experience is required to do this work.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.

RSVP

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.

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 ([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.)

2022 Trail Steward of the Year: Gerald “Jerry” Pfeifer

Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Ice Age Trail Alliance, Trail Steward of the Year, Jerry Pfeifer, Gerald Pfeifer
Dave Caliebe, Trail Manager for the Ice Age Trail Alliance (right), congratulates Gerald "Jerry" Pfeifer, winner of the Trail Steward of the Year award for 2022. Photo by Cameron Gillie.

The Trail Steward of the Year award recognizes a volunteer whose work contributes in an extraordinary manner to Trail management and development.

These contributions include:

  • Strengthening landowner and/or partner relations;
  • Trail layout, design, and construction;
  • Significant trail maintenance and stewardship efforts.
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2022 Spirit Stick Caretaker: Debbie Krogwold

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Spirit Stick Award, Debboe Krogwold
Debbie Krogwold, Portage/Waupaca County Chapter Coordinator, receives the cherished Spirit Stick award; one of the highest honors bestowed by the Ice Age Trail Alliance. Photo by Cameron Gillie.

Debbie Krogwold inspires the entire Ice Age Trail Alliance community with her passion for the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Her long-time dedication has encompassed a wide range of activities: Trail maintenance and promotion as well as the nitty-gritty details of chapter administration.

The Ice Age Trail Alliance’s Spirit Stick award symbolizes long-term dedication and service to the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and is presented to only one recipient per year. The Spirit Stick nominees must exhibit a passion for the Ice Age National Scenic Trail that has become a way of life; lead by example and inspire those around them; and carry out their service in a spirit of cooperation, optimism, and enthusiasm.

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Trailbuilding: Old Sauk Pass Rd, Dane County

Help construct a new section of trail on DNR property along Old Sauk Pass Rd (Cross Plains State Park).   The new trail will provide a gorge crossing on the north side of the road, creating an important link in the larger (and growing) trail system at this important Ice Age site.  Volunteers of all abilities are welcome!  We provide the tools and instruction – just bring your willing selves, preferably wearing boots and work clothes (multiple layers including a rain coat – we keep working if it is only lightly sprinkling).  Also bring leather work gloves, a water bottle and a pack lunch.  Work will start at 9:00am and continue through mid-afternoon, but you can optionally join in for just a few hours if that better fits your schedule (but we won’t run out of things to do!).  Address any questions to Andrew Bent, [email protected] or 608-333-9896.  Preferably RSVP to [email protected] so we can plan accordingly, but drop-ins also welcome.

Location:

Park in the Dane County Parks lot 0.4 mi west of Timber Lane on Old Sauk Pass Rd.

A Long-Awaited, 350-foot Lodi Marsh Boardwalk is Complete!

Volunteers wasted no time utilizing built sections of the boardwalk to more easily navigate the marsh as they finished construction. Photo by Riley Dupee.
Volunteers wasted no time utilizing built sections of the boardwalk to more easily navigate the marsh as they finished construction. Photo by Riley Dupee.
In typical April fashion, 40 volunteers experienced all four seasons over three workdays. Each day brought a surprise. Would it rain or snow? Who would lose a boot to the marsh? The only thing volunteers knew for certain: two-inch thick, white oak deck boards are heavier than they look. Nevertheless, they tackled it all with good humor – laughter was as common a sound as the squelching of muck boots.

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Land Stewardship: Invasive Shrub & Tree Removal, Liebetrau Prairie – Dane County Chapter

*** 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. ***

Description

We are now cutting the invasive shrubs — honeysuckle, buckthorn, and others — in our several prairies and oak savannas along the Ice Age Trail through Dane County.  Help us cut and remove these shrubs in the savannas.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. While running a brush cutter you also need head and hearing protection. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.

RSVP

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 April 2020.

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 ([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.)

Volunteers Braved Cold, Wind, and Ice to Help Make the Ice Age Trail More Scenic

Volunteers of all ages bundled up and came out to help with habitat management events along the Ice Age Trail. Photo by Justine Kapitzke.
Volunteers of all ages bundled up and came out to help with habitat management events along the Ice Age Trail. Photo by Justine Kapitzke.
Volunteers braved classic Wisconsin winter conditions – frigid temperatures, icy terrain, and steady wind – during the Alliance’s habitat management events in recent weeks.

Winter is an excellent time for cutting and burning. Snow cover offers relatively safe burning of brush piles, and the cold temps prevent sawyers from overheating.

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Land Stewardship: Savanna Restoration, Lodi Marsh – Dane County Chapter

*** 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. ***

Description

We are now cutting the invasive shrubs — honeysuckle, buckthorn, and others — in our several prairies and oak savannas along the Ice Age Trail through Dane County.  Help us cut and remove these shrubs in the savannas.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt (wild parsnip shouldn’t touch bare skin), gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. While running a brush cutter you also need head and hearing protection. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.

RSVP

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 April 2020.

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 ([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.)

Land Stewardship: Savanna Restoration, Holmes Preserve – Dane County Chapter

*** 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. ***

Description

We are now cutting the invasive shrubs — honeysuckle, buckthorn, and others — in our several prairies and oak savannas along the Ice Age Trail through Dane County.  Help us cut and remove these shrubs in the savannas.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. While running a brush cutter you also need head and hearing protection. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.

RSVP

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 April 2020.

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 ([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.)

Land Stewardship: Oak Woodland Restoration, Anderson Preserve – Dane County Chapter

*** 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. ***

Description

We are now cutting the invasive shrubs — honeysuckle, buckthorn, and others — in our several prairies and oak savannas along the Ice Age Trail through Dane County.  Help us cut and remove these shrubs in the savannas.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. While running a brush cutter you also need head and hearing protection. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.

RSVP

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 April 2020.

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 ([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.)

Land Stewardship: Savanna Restoration, Cross Plains Reserve – Dane County Chapter

*** 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. ***

Description

We are now cutting the invasive shrubs — honeysuckle, buckthorn, and others — in our several prairies and oak savannas along the Ice Age Trail through Dane County.  Help us cut and remove these shrubs in the savannas.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. While running a brush cutter you also need head and hearing protection. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.

RSVP

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_Wat[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 April 2020.

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 ([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.)

Land Stewardship: Savanna Restoration, Lodi Marsh – Dane County Chapter

*** 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. ***

Description

We are now cutting the invasive shrubs — honeysuckle, buckthorn, and others — in our several prairies and oak savannas along the Ice Age Trail through Dane County.  Help us cut and remove these shrubs in the savannas.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt (wild parsnip shouldn’t touch bare skin), gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. While running a brush cutter you also need head and hearing protection. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.

RSVP

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 April 2020.

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 ([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.)

Land Stewardship: Savanna Restoration, Prairie Kettles – Dane County Chapter

*** 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. ***

Description

We are now cutting the invasive shrubs and trees — honeysuckle, buckthorn, and others — in our several prairies and oak savannas along the Ice Age Trail through Dane County.  Help us cut and remove these shrubs in the savannas.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. We will be burning piles of brush and trees, so don’t have an outer layer that is synthetic fabric – wool or cotton that might get holes is best. Sunscreen is optional but advised.

RSVP

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 April 2020.

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 ([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.)

Land Stewardship: Young’s Prairie Restoration, Montrose – Dane County Chapter

*** 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. ***

Description

We are now cutting the invasive shrubs  — honeysuckle, buckthorn, and others  — and removing trees in our several prairies and oak savannas along the Ice Age Trail through Dane County.  Help us cut and remove these shrubs and trees in the savannas.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. While running a brush cutter you also need head and hearing protection. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.

RSVP

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 April 2020.

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 ([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.)

Land Stewardship: Savanna Restoration, Prairie Moraine – Dane County Chapter

*** 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. ***

Description

We are now cutting the invasive shrubs — honeysuckle, buckthorn, and others — in our several prairies and oak savannas along the Ice Age Trail through Dane County.  Help us cut and remove these shrubs in the savannas.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves, sturdy boots, and whatever water and food you want for the day. While running a brush cutter you also need head and hearing protection. Sunscreen and insect repellent are optional but advised.

RSVP

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 April 2020.

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 ([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.)