Land Stewardship: Prairie Weeding, Springfield Hill – 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

As our removal of Garlic Mustard and spraying resprouting shrubs winds down, we move into the next phase of summer work – yellow clover and wild parsnip removal. 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.

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: Prairie Weeding, Mammoth’s Back – 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

The work to restore the native prairie on Mammoth’s Back gets into full swing with removal of Spotted Knapweed. The work involves pulling weeds by hand. Come join us for the entire day, or a few hours.

What to Bring

You should have long pants, 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 are joining us for the first time at an event, please complete the fillable Volunteer Services Agreement Form and email it to Dan Watson, ([email protected]).

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: Prairie Weeding, 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

As our removal of Garlic Mustard and spraying resprouting shrubs winds down, we move into the next phase of summer work – yellow clover and wild parsnip removal. 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.

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: Prairie Weeding, Hickory Hill – 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

As our removal of Garlic Mustard and spraying resprouting shrubs winds down, we move into the next phase of summer work – yellow clover and wild parsnip removal. 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.

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: Prairie Weeding, 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

As our removal of Garlic Mustard and spraying resprouting shrubs winds down, we move into the next phase of summer work – yellow clover and wild parsnip removal. 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.

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: Prairie Weeding, 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

As our removal of Garlic Mustard and spraying resprouting shrubs winds down, we move into the next phase of summer work – yellow clover and wild parsnip removal. 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.

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: Prairie Weeding, 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

As our removal of Garlic Mustard and spraying resprouting shrubs winds down, we move into the next phase of summer work – yellow clover and wild parsnip removal. 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.

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.)

Trail Maintenance Day-Lodi Valley Chapter

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Trail Steward of the Year, Jerry Pfeifer, Gerald Pfeifer

Jerry Pfeifer (left) is a willing Duffer as a volunteer crew crafts a section of tread along the Mammoth’s Back preserve in Dane County. Photo by Bob Kaspar.

The Event:

Greetings Volunteers!
After an incredibly productive work day in June our next work day will be Saturday, July 9th, meeting at the west Gibraltar Rock parking area on Hwy V, starting at 9:00 am, to continue our multi-day effort to improve the trail from the kiosk up to the Horton vista. We plan to work until about noon, but come for as much or as little time as you can give.

Event details:

Saturday, July 9th at 9:00 am.

We have a number of tasks for the day that include scraping and re-staining parts of the kiosk; clearing brush along the re-location of the trail; improving water diversions; refreshing and repainting all the yellow blazes; as well as more work on building a set of stone steps to eliminate a steep and eroded section of trail. Which tasks we attack that day will depend on the number of volunteers taking part.

This is a 9-year anniversary of this section of our trails as it was originally built in April 2013 by a state-wide Mobile Skills Crew project and involved the OSC charter school from Lodi.

All the tools will be provided, just wear long pants and sleeves with sturdy shoes, bring some water, work gloves (we’ll have extras to use), and your energetic attitude!

Location details:

We will meet at the West Gibraltar Rock Trailhead/Parking lot on Highway V; Watch for the yellow Ice Age Trail Event signs.

Questions? Contact Bill at [email protected] or 608-843-3926.

As a valued volunteer with the Ice Age Trail, we thank you. We want you to know of an important action you need to take to ensure that you have a completed Individual Volunteer Agreement established with the National Park Service for continuing your valued work on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. The volunteer agreement guarantees that you have access to important safety information and work guidance. The volunteer agreement also extends the same protections to you for injury coverage that federal employees receive, should you become injured while performing approved volunteer activities.

Please take a few minutes TODAY to go to the following link: https://www.nps.gov/iatr/getinvolved/supportyourpark/upload/Individual-301a.pdf

 

Land Stewardship: Prairie Weeding, CPIANSR – 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

As our removal of Garlic Mustard and spraying resprouting shrubs winds down, we move into the next phase of summer work – yellow clover and wild parsnip removal. 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.

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: Prairie Weeding, Springfield Hill – 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

As our removal of Garlic Mustard and spraying resprouting shrubs winds down, we move into the next phase of summer work – yellow clover and wild parsnip removal. 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.

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: Prairie Weeding, Young’s Prairie, Montrose – 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

As our removal of Garlic Mustard and spraying resprouting shrubs winds down, we move into the next phase of summer work – yellow clover and wild parsnip removal. 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.

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: Prairie Weeding, 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

As our removal of Garlic Mustard and spraying resprouting shrubs winds down, we move into the next phase of summer work – yellow clover and wild parsnip removal. 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.

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: Brush 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

Having completed our efforts to control and reduce garlic mustard, we now turn to removing re-sprouting brush and other 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 early June 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: Brush Control, Moraine Kettles – 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

Having completed our efforts to control and reduce garlic mustard, we now turn to removing re-sprouting brush and other 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 early June 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: Madison Segment, Dane County

Can you help us improve the trail on the Madison segment?  This popular segment needs our help to improve drainage, repair the tread and make a small re-route.  If you’re available, please reply to me as soon as possible.  Here are the details:
When: Wednesday, June 15.  9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Where: Parking is at the Dane county chapter storage shed, adjacent to the intersection of McKee Rd. (PD) & S. High Point Rd.  See the attached map.  The work area is conveniently located a short distance to the north, across a pedestrian bridge.
What to bring, how to dress:  Bring plenty of water, snacks and lunch.  Wear socks with closed-toe shoes and long pants.  A sun hat is a good idea.  Bring work gloves, preferably leather. Hand tools will be provided.
Thank you.  If you have any questions, please get in touch.  I hope to see you next Wednesday!

Land Stewardship: Brush Control, 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

Having completed our efforts to control and reduce garlic mustard, we now turn to removing re-sprouting brush and other 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 early June 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: Brush 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

Having completed our efforts to control and reduce garlic mustard, we now turn to removing re-sprouting brush and other 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 early June 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: Brush 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

Having completed our efforts to control and reduce garlic mustard, we now turn to removing re-sprouting brush and other 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 early June 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: Brush Control, CPIANSR – 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

Having completed our efforts to control and reduce garlic mustard, we now turn to removing re-sprouting brush and other 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 early June 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, 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.)

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.