CELEBRATING OUR LAKES, RIVERS, & WETLANDS
Caring for our Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands 365 Days a Year

CELEBRATING OUR LAKES, RIVERS, & WETLANDS
Caring for our Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands 365 Days a Year


About Take a Stake

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For more than 25 years, Take a Stake volunteers have been working to protect and improve the lakes, streams and wetlands of Dane County. Join in the celebration by participating in the wide range of activities and events happening in and around Dane County lakes, rivers and wetlands all year long.

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Events

5/7/2016
May
7

Arboretum Wingra Oak Savanna 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.

Groups interested in volunteering should contact Marian Farrior in advance to coordinate.

Time and Place: 9am – noon, Wingra Oak Savanna at the UW Arboretum, meet at the parking lot on Arbor Drive, just off Monroe Street, Madison. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining or snowing.

Contact: Marian Farrior (608) 265-5214 mlfarrior@wisc.edu; see http://uwarboretum.org/volunteer/positions/#ecological_restoration for more information


5/7/2016
May
7

UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve Volunteer Opportunity

Join other volunteers to help care for the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Activities include removing invasive plants, planting native plugs, maintaining trails, collecting trash, and cleaning fire circles. Tools and gloves provided. Dress to work outdoors; long pants and closed-toe shoes required. Groups and minors are okay with advance notice. Canceled in case of rain.

Time and Place: 9:00am-Noon - Picnic Point lot 129 (2004 University Bay Drive)

Contact: For more info: Bryn Scriver, bryn.scriver@wisc.edu, 220-5560, www.lakeshorepreserve.wisc.edu


5/7/2016
May
7

Sugar River Volunteer Clean-Up Day

Upper Sugar River Watershed Association and Capitol Water Trails will host a clean-up day on the Sugar River. As usual, we will be working to clear downed trees and remove trash to not only improve paddling conditions, but also restore the flow of the river to create a better ecosystem. Volunteers can count on getting a little messy, so please dress appropriately. It’s recommended to wear a pair of old tennis shoes and clothing that dries easily, or waders if you'd rather not get wet …

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5/7/2016
May
7

Madison Area Weed Warrior Workday: Garlic Mustard and Invasives Removal

Join the Weed Warriors to remove Garlic Mustard; Dame's Rocket, and other invasive plants, and trash from our conservation parks.

Time and Place: 10:00am-1:00pm.  Heritage Sanctuary, 625 Meadowlark Drive.

Contact: For more information, contact Tammy Weedoutwarrior@yahoo.com or (608) 257-1329


5/7/2016
May
7

Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie Workday

Join the Prairie Enthusiasts at the Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie! We are hoping for plentiful numbers of the early spring prairie flowers, including wood betony, bird's-foot and prairie violets, along with some first blooms of the soon-to-be masses of shooting stars. We will be working in the south unit, which we did not burn this year, removing the various sorts of brush that threaten the quality of this wonderful prairie remnant. Come and join us to help preserve one of the few remainin …

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5/9/2016
May
9

Garlic Mustard Pull at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

The garlic mustard is getting big enough to get hold of, but not yet flowering . . A perfect time to pull it!  Come out for fresh air, exercise and good company on Monday, May 9th. 

Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and long pants - a hat, insect repellant and sunscreen are recommended.  If you have favorite workgloves, bring them along - or you can use a pair of ours.  If you have a dandelion tool or a garden knife, bring it along for the stubborn ones!

Time and Place: 9:00am. Meet at the County parking lot, 4864 Pheasant Branch Road (Just north of the big sign for Dane County Parks.)

Contact: Janet Kane  restoration@pheasantbranch.org


5/11/2016
May
11

Stop the Garlic Mustard Invasion

Help Frineds of Lake Wingra combat the Garlic Mustard Invasion of the Odana Rain Garden and surrounding Odana Woods. Friends and neighbors have been working in this area over the last few years to remove garlic mustard and other invasive plants. Progress has been made and native plants are re-emerging! Please help us continue our work to help promote native plants in this area near the SW Bike Path and Odana Golf Course Parking Lot. Meet by the Friends of Lake Wingra kiosk visible from the …

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