Dec
13
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Dec
14
Arboretum Core Area/Curtis Prairie Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in the Lake Wingra watershed. The UW-Madison Arboretum maintains one the oldest prairie restorations in the world. Tools and training are provided. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Dec
14
Friends of Anderson Farm County Park Restoration Workday

Anderson Farm Park Friends have a regular second Saturday of the month restoration workday in addition to various other scheduled workdays throughout the year -  work may include clearing invasive species and prairie maintenance.

Please signup for the workday you want to attend using the calendar on their website.

Dec
15
Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Volunteers should meet at the end of Blue View Drive at 1PM. Work priorities may vary throughout the year, but current work is focused on lopping woody shrubs.

Any questions can be addressed via text or email to FOSP President McDonough-Sutter. McSutter@mhtc.net 608 332 5029

Dec
19
Dane County Watershed Network Gathering

During this gathering, each water-related group in Dane County will have the change to give a quick “3-minute, 3-slide” overview of their major projects and accomplishments over the past year. After the presentations, we will have at least an hour of open networking time to give you the chance to connect with other groups to learn more about projects that peaked your interest.

This is your chance to hear about what other groups have been doing, connect with them to learn more, and possibly plan collaborative projects around specific issues. 

Community members are welcome to attend to learn about the work that is being done around water. This is a great way to learn what groups are doing and identify groups and projects you may want to get involved with in the future.

Sign up to present:
If you will be the presenter for your group, please indicate that when you sign up so we make sure we have time for everyone.  You will receive an email from Susan Sandford closer to the date of the gathering. 

Dec
20
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Dec
21
Arboretum Grady Tract Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in the Lake Wingra watershed. The UW-Madison Arboretum maintains one the oldest prairie restorations in the world. Tools and training are provided. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Dec
28
Arboretum Core Area/Curtis Prairie Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in the Lake Wingra watershed. The UW-Madison Arboretum maintains one the oldest prairie restorations in the world. Tools and training are provided. Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Jan
8
Fishing For Dinner Instructor Training - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Fishing for Dinner - Fishing Wisconsin DNR

About these workshops:

Angler R3 includes the Fishing for Dinner and Angler Education programs. These workshops will certify you to lead Fishing for Dinner classes for adults and families at community centers and Angler Education programs suitable for the classroom and youth organizations. Pick and choose from among the options to suit your audience.

At these workshops, we'll share tips and best practices on teaching people to fish and prepare the catch for the table. Brush up on your own basic fishing skills during hands-on activities and take home guides to implement these programs in your community. Bring your own teaching tips to share!

Participants will Receive:

  • Fishing for Dinner and Angler Education Instructor Certification
  • Fishing for Dinner Training Manual
  • Junior Angler and Hook, Line, & Thinker program materials that can be adapted to classrooms and recreation programs.
  • Access to a boatload of resources and loaner gear
  • Instruction includes how to teach fish identification, knot tying, casting and more.
  • Lunch or dinner!

Jan
10
Dane County UW- Extension 2020 Winter Seminar Series - Lussier Family Heritage Center

8:45-10:15 AM – New and Emerging Plant Diseases: Brian Hudelson of the UW-Madison Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic will cover new & emerging
diseases that have appeared in the past few years and some we should be watching for in 2020.


10:30 AM-12:00 Developing, Selecting, and Introducing New Woody Plants in Wisconsin: Mike Yanny from JN Plant Selections will present on
his woody plant breeding program including plants such as Firespire® Carpinus, Firebird® crabapple, and Pink-a-licious™ spirea.

 

Cost: $20/ person

Jan
10
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Jan
11
Friends of Anderson Farm County Park Restoration Workday

Anderson Farm Park Friends have a regular second Saturday of the month restoration workday in addition to various other scheduled workdays throughout the year -  work may include clearing invasive species and prairie maintenance.

Please signup for the workday you want to attend using the calendar on their website.

Jan
11
Friends of Cherokee Marsh annual meeting with the Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dance Troupe

The Friends of Cherokee Marsh are hosting the Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dance Troupe with Eliott Funmaker Sr. of the Ho-Chunk and Meskwaki Nations. Enjoy traditional songs, stories, and dances of the Ho-Chunk people and learn the history that has been passed on from generation to generation. Before the presentation, we'll hold a short meeting to review the past year, look forward to the year ahead, and elect directors for the coming year. Everyone, member and non-member, is welcome to attend this free event.

Jan
17
Dane County UW- Extension 2020 Winter Seminar Series - Lussier Family Heritage Center

8:45-10:15 AM The Big Chill: Cold temperature effects on plants and avoiding damage: Dr. Laura Jull of UW-Madison will focus on how plants acclimate and tolerate severe winter temperatures. Discover what happens from the cellular level to the tops of buds during winter.


10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Perennials: New Trends, Plants and Varieties: Nancy Nedveck of The Flower Factory will cover all of this plus plants for adapting to the changing climate.

$20/ person

Jan
17
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Jan
24
Dane County UW- Extension 2020 Winter Seminar Series - Lussier Family Heritage Center

8:45-10:15 AM: Insect Damage by Mouthpart Type: PJ Liesch of the UW-Madison Insect Diagnostic Lab will speak on various landscape pests in terms of categories of insect damage: sucking, chewing and boring-type damage.


10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wildlife Damage Management by Species: David Drake will discuss different species of wildlife that cause plant damage, how to identify the culprit and techniques for management.

Cost: $20/ person

Jan
24
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Jan
31
Dane County UW- Extension 2020 Winter Seminar Series - Lussier Family Heritage Center

8:45-10:15 AM Woody Landscape Plants for Shade: Dave Wanninger, Horticulturist in Charge at the Boerner Botanical Gardens will review a number of species and cultivars of woody plants that do well in light to heavily shaded situations.


10:30 AM -12:00 PM Abiotic Turf Issues and Glyphosate Alternatives: Dr. Paul Koch of the Plant Pathology department at UW-Madison will cover abiotic issues in lawns and give some recommendations for alternatives to RoundUp® (glyphosate).

Jan
31
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Feb
7
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Feb
8
Book Club - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a book and flex your imagination, deepen your understanding of the world and feed your soul with a new perspective. Because it can also be very inductive to hibernation, we are giving you an opportunity to get out of the house, gather with other readers and engage in discussion. Join us for a monthly book club discussion of three books; each with a nature theme. 

February 8th: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
March 14th: Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich 
April 11th: The Overstory by Richard Powers

We will meet at the Lussier Family Heritage Center at 10am on all meeting dates.  Registration is required. You may sign up for one or all. Space is limited. 

Register online at: LussierHeritageCenter.com/events
Coffee and hot water for tea will be provided. Bring your own cup or thermos.
 

Feb
8
Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk

Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk Join Clean Lakes Alliance for our Frozen Assets 5K and run or walk ENTIRELY on a frozen lake! Take a break from the hilly pavement and bring your stride to the ice. In this 5K race, participants will run, walk, or snowshoe across the ice on iconic Lake Mendota with beautiful views of downtown Madison. The course will start and end at The Edgewater, right in the heart of the Frozen Assets Festival! Registration Your registration to this event includes admission to the race, optional chip timing, and post-race beer (21+) or soda! Online registration closes Wednesday, February 5th. The registration pricing schedule is below: $35 Early Bird : November 1 - December 30 $40 Regular Price : December 31 - February 5 $45 Same Day : February 8 Best of all, your registration supports work to protect and improve water quality in our lakes! Divisions The event will be chip-timed for runners, or sign up for the walk pass for an untimed event. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers. Ice Access You may access the ice down The Edgewater outdoor stairs, indoors through The Edgewater, at the end of N. Carroll Street to the west, and from James Madison Park to the east. Terms & Conditions of Entry By registering for this event, you agree to the Frozen Assets 5K Terms & Conditions of Entry. All entrants must read and agree to this declaration. Frozen Assets Festival The sixth annual Frozen Assets Festival will take place on Saturday, February 8th at The Edgewater. As always, this family-friendly daytime event will be FREE and open to all. Learn more at cleanlakesalliance.org/frozen-assets. Weather Race organizers reserve the right to alter the course due to factors including, but not limited to, ice conditions and weather. If conditions are deemed unsafe, the event may be cancelled or moved to an alternate location. Participants will be notified of any changes ahead of the event. Sponsorships If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, email our Development Director Laura Strickland at laura@cleanlakesalliance.org. FAQs Is there parking available? Participants may park at The Edgewater parking ramp. You may also find street parking or use City of Madison parking ramps. When can I check-in or pick up my bag? Participant check-in and registration the day of the event will begin at 9 a.m. on Lake Mendota at The Edgewater. What happens if ice conditions are unsafe? Clean Lakes Alliance will make every effort to hold this event, while keeping safety in mind for all competitors. If conditions are deemed unsafe, the event may be cancelled or moved to an alternate location, with entrance fees being considered a tax-deductible donation to support our lakes. Participants will be notified of any changes ahead of the event. What is the refund policy? Registrations are transferrable and non-refundable. Thank you in advance for your donation to support our lakes!

Feb
14
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Feb
21
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Feb
22
Explore Nature at Cap Springs: HOO’S WOODS RAPTOR CENTER & AMERICAN KESTREL NEST BOX WORKSHOP - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center program with live owls and eagles starts at 10:30am, followed by an American Kestrel nest box workshop. Registration required for workshop: please email Clare at carlson.clare@countyofdane.com.

This family-friendly and free event is sponsored by the Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area, Lussier Family Heritage Center, and Dane County Parks.

Feb
28
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Mar
6
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Mar
13
Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

8:50 am - 12:00 pm

Friday morning workdays

  • Please arrive by 8:50 am as we would like to be ready to start 9:00 am sharp.
  • Project usually finishes around 12 noon.
  • Locations listed are meeting places so late comers may not find us. Call if needed. 
  • Chainsaw Safety Training Certification is required if using a chainsaw during this project.
  • Dress for the weather (boots & layers) and wear non-synthetic materials that won't be burned by falling embers.
  • Bring own water.

Please be sure to sign up in advance as it helps in planning for the project: cancellations due to weather or other details we need to share.

Click on Signup.com link here:  http://signup.com/login/entry/8569846079683780100              

 

Dates/ Locations

Wednesday, December 4: Prairie Moraine - Off Leash

Friday, December 6: Morton Forest County Park

Friday, December 13: Silverwood County Park

Friday, December 20: Indian Lake County Park

Friday, January 10: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 17: Pheasant Branch County Park 

Friday, January 24: Festge County Park 

Friday, January 31: Lake View Hill County Park 

Friday, February 7: Yahara Heights/Cherokee Marsh County Park 

Friday, February 14: McCarthy County Park 

Friday, February 21: CamRock County Park 

Friday, February 28: Silverwood County Park 

Friday, March 6: Anderson County Park 

Friday, March 13: Schumacher County Park 

Mar
14
Book Club - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a book and flex your imagination, deepen your understanding of the world and feed your soul with a new perspective. Because it can also be very inductive to hibernation, we are giving you an opportunity to get out of the house, gather with other readers and engage in discussion. Join us for a monthly book club discussion of three books; each with a nature theme. 

February 8th: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
March 14th: Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich 
April 11th: The Overstory by Richard Powers

We will meet at the Lussier Family Heritage Center at 10am on all meeting dates.  Registration is required. You may sign up for one or all. Space is limited. 

Register online at: LussierHeritageCenter.com/events
Coffee and hot water for tea will be provided. Bring your own cup or thermos.

Apr
4
Annual Dog Park Cleanup Day

Join us at one of the dog parks listed below to and help us with some spring cleaning! Volunteer will help pick up trash, dog waste, and other items to help beautify our parks. This is a fun event for both you and your pup (pup optional).  Crew leaders will meet you at the park entrance and provide gloves, garbage bags and a thank you goodie bag with doggy samples. Volunteers can bring a 5-gallon pail and/or a scooper if possible.

Parks include:
Badger Prairie Park
Indian Lake Park
Lake Farm Park – Capital Spring Recreation Area
Prairie Moraine -“Tower Site”
Token Creek Park
Viking Park
Yahara Heights Park

Apr
11
Book Club - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a book and flex your imagination, deepen your understanding of the world and feed your soul with a new perspective. Because it can also be very inductive to hibernation, we are giving you an opportunity to get out of the house, gather with other readers and engage in discussion. Join us for a monthly book club discussion of three books; each with a nature theme. 

February 8th: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
March 14th: Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich 
April 11th: The Overstory by Richard Powers

We will meet at the Lussier Family Heritage Center at 10am on all meeting dates.  Registration is required. You may sign up for one or all. Space is limited. 

Register online at: LussierHeritageCenter.com/events
Coffee and hot water for tea will be provided. Bring your own cup or thermos.

Jun
20
2020 Madison Free to Breathe Yoga

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation's Free to Breathe Yoga is a one-of-a-kind event where teams fundraise to earn their spot for a day of yoga, wellness activities, and community. Teams honor those who have been diagnosed with lung cancer, while celebrating health and the power of breath. Participants raise critically needed funds for research to improve lung cancer outcomes.

Jul
31
Sugar Maple Music Festival @ William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park

Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective (FLTMC), the Sugar Maple Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in Madison, WI exploring American roots music. Performances, workshops, and jams are held concurrently at three stages. The mainstage features bluegrass, Cajun, Americana, county and old-time music performed by regional and national artists.  The Roots & Reasons stage offers a more intimate setting for festival attendees to interact with the artists through interviews, discussions, workshops and demonstrations. Interviews with performers allow festival attendees to learn about the history, culture, and techniques of the music. And the jam tents offer festival attendees the opportunity to play music side-by-side with some of the mainstage performers.  Attendees of all skill-level are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in! This family-friendly festival is free for kids 17 and under.  David Landau performs music for kids on both Friday and Saturday and the Wild Rumpus Circus Camp offers young children’s activities on Saturday afternoon.  

Aug
1
Sugar Maple Music Festival @ William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park

Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective (FLTMC), the Sugar Maple Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival in Madison, WI exploring American roots music. Performances, workshops, and jams are held concurrently at three stages. The mainstage features bluegrass, Cajun, Americana, county and old-time music performed by regional and national artists.  The Roots & Reasons stage offers a more intimate setting for festival attendees to interact with the artists through interviews, discussions, workshops and demonstrations. Interviews with performers allow festival attendees to learn about the history, culture, and techniques of the music. And the jam tents offer festival attendees the opportunity to play music side-by-side with some of the mainstage performers.  Attendees of all skill-level are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in! This family-friendly festival is free for kids 17 and under.  David Landau performs music for kids on both Friday and Saturday and the Wild Rumpus Circus Camp offers young children’s activities on Saturday afternoon.