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Dane County Parks

Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Event Dates

  • 06/06/2023 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 06/09/2023 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 06/16/2023 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 06/20/2023 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 06/23/2023 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 06/30/2023 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 07/07/2023 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 07/14/2023 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 07/18/2023 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • 07/21/2023 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Event Description

Sign-Up is Required here

Join us for Tuesday and Friday workdays throughout the summer!

Our staff will be rotating through the park system working on a variety of projects to maintain our natural areas.  A top priority will be identifying and removing herbaceous invasive species but opportunities may arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds. Weed species of particular focus will depend on the season but will comprise of Garlic Mustard, Dame’s Rocket, Wild Parsnip, Japanese Hedge Parsley, Common Burdock, White and Yellow Sweet Clover, Spotted Knapweed, and others as they come up!

What to Know:

These workdays are drop-in, but we ask that you sign up so we know how many people to prepare for and who to contact in case of cancellation/bad weather. All tools and training will be provided, as well as water and seasonal snacks. Though these workdays begin in May, we will be working into the summer. Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

What to Bring:

Wear clothes you are comfortable working in, closed-toe shoes, a hat, and bring plenty of drinking water, sunscreen, and anything else you might need for working outside. A small backpack to carry your things can be helpful.


**Note Time Change: Due to summer heat, we will begin working earlier in the day**


Claire Lamberg,, 608-516-3703

Categories: Health & Fitness, Parks, Volunteer