Jan
22
Informational Meeting: Updates to the Dane County Manure Management Ordinance

Dane County Land & Water Resources Department staff will give an overview of proposed ordinance changes related to manure management including storage and winter spreading in Dane County.

Jan
22
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Jan
25
Tree & Brush Removal Volunteer Workday - Winter 2018-19 Schedule -Various locations throughout County Park system

 Dane County Parks

Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

Winter 2018-2019 Schedule

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. 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           

Any questions please feel free to contact us:  

Rhea: (608)-224-3601

Lars: (608)- 286-9497

Jan
26
Sustainability Series: Sustainable Gardens & Landscapes

Learn about Sustainable Gardens & Landscapes with guest speaker Susan Carpenter, the native plant gardener at the UW-Madison Arboretum. Susan, works with students and many community volunteers to maintain and monitor a 4-acre demonstration garden representing the plant communities of southern Wisconsin. She also leads a pollinator conservation project that involves students and the public in documenting and studying native bumble bees, including the endangered rusty-patched bumble bee, Bombus affinis, which lives at the Arboretum and perhaps in your garden.

Jan
30
Informational Meeting: Updates to the Dane County Manure Management Ordinance

Dane County Land & Water Resources Department staff will give an overview of proposed ordinance changes related to manure management including storage and winter spreading in Dane County.

Feb
1
Tree & Brush Removal Volunteer Workday - Winter 2018-19 Schedule -Various locations throughout County Park system

 Dane County Parks

Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

Winter 2018-2019 Schedule

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. 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           

Any questions please feel free to contact us:  

Rhea: (608)-224-3601

Lars: (608)- 286-9497

Feb
8
Farming with Beneficial Insects for Pest Control - Silverwood Farm County Park

Full Description

Learn science-based pest management strategies to integrate beneficial insects back into crops, orchards, and gardens for natural pest control. Find out how to support these insects that provide pest control, how common farm and garden practices can impact beneficial insects, and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects. Registration includes Xerces Society book, Farming with Beneficial Insects, habitat assessment guides, and other relevant USDA-NRCS and extension publications.                                                                                                                     

Skills & Objectives

·        The importance of beneficial insects -- predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests.

·        Overview of 'conservation biological control' and integrated pest management (IPM).

·        Become familiar with the most common beneficial insect groups.

·        How to recognize the habitat needs of beneficial insects and identify habitat deficiencies.

·        Planning for habitat improvements -- site prep, insectary plantings, hedgerows, beetle banks...

·        Best management practices to minimize potential negative impacts of farm practices on predators, parasitoids, and pollinators.

·        USDA conservation programs -- technical and financial assistance to enhance diversity on farms.

 

Instructor Bio

Thelma Heidel-Baker is a beneficial insect conservation expert for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and is dedicated to finding ways to bring pollinators and other beneficial insects back to the farming landscape. She has extensive research experience in biological control and integrated pest management (IPM) in agricultural cropping systems and entomology degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S) and University of Minnesota (Ph.D). She actively incorporates insect conservation practices into her family’s pasture-based dairy farm in Sheboygan County, WI.

 

Location & Logistics

The Stone House at Silverwood Park. Silverwood Park is located in southeast Dane County in the town of Albion, approximately 3 miles east of I-90 Exit #160 on Highway 106. The address is 771 Silver Lane; Edgerton, WI 53534.

 

Please bring a sack lunch and refillable beverage container. Please carry in shoes to wear indoors to protect the wooden floors this recently restored historic building. Coffee/tea and snacks provided.

                                                                                                                                                                            

Cost & Registration

This short course costs $25. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/SWcourse

Contact registration@silverwoodpark.org with questions regarding scholarships or any other concerns.

 

Presented by Friends of Silverwood Park

With a grant from the John A. Johnson Environment Fund, Madison Community Foundation
Sponsored by the Xerces Society and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

In partnership with Dane County UW Extension, WI Farmers Union, & Fairshare Coalition

Feb
8
Tree & Brush Removal Volunteer Workday - Winter 2018-19 Schedule -Various locations throughout County Park system

 Dane County Parks

Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

Winter 2018-2019 Schedule

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. 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           

Any questions please feel free to contact us:  

Rhea: (608)-224-3601

Lars: (608)- 286-9497

Feb
12
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Feb
15
Tree & Brush Removal Volunteer Workday - Winter 2018-19 Schedule -Various locations throughout County Park system

 Dane County Parks

Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

Winter 2018-2019 Schedule

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. 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           

Any questions please feel free to contact us:  

Rhea: (608)-224-3601

Lars: (608)- 286-9497

Feb
16
Sustainability Series: Sustainable Food Practices

Learn about sustainable food practices from the Willy Street Co-op. Willy Street Co-op opened it's first store in 1974. They are committed to sustainability not only in the foods they provide, but strive to reduce their carbon footprint overall by using energy-efficient lighting, using recyclable packaging for deli items, using solar to heat their water for their west location, and utilizing the Madison Gas and Electric Green Wind Power Program.

Feb
22
Tree & Brush Removal Volunteer Workday - Winter 2018-19 Schedule -Various locations throughout County Park system

 Dane County Parks

Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

Winter 2018-2019 Schedule

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. 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           

Any questions please feel free to contact us:  

Rhea: (608)-224-3601

Lars: (608)- 286-9497

Feb
26
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Mar
1
Tree & Brush Removal Volunteer Workday - Winter 2018-19 Schedule -Various locations throughout County Park system

 Dane County Parks

Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

Winter 2018-2019 Schedule

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. 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           

Any questions please feel free to contact us:  

Rhea: (608)-224-3601

Lars: (608)- 286-9497

Mar
8
Tree & Brush Removal Volunteer Workday - Winter 2018-19 Schedule -Various locations throughout County Park system

 Dane County Parks

Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

Winter 2018-2019 Schedule

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. 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           

Any questions please feel free to contact us:  

Rhea: (608)-224-3601

Lars: (608)- 286-9497

Mar
12
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Mar
15
Tree & Brush Removal Volunteer Workday - Winter 2018-19 Schedule -Various locations throughout County Park system

 Dane County Parks

Volunteer Tree & Brush Removal Workdays

Winter 2018-2019 Schedule

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. 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           

Any questions please feel free to contact us:  

Rhea: (608)-224-3601

Lars: (608)- 286-9497

Mar
23
Sustainability Series: Sustainable Coffee Production

Learn about sustainable coffee production from the Just Coffee Cooperative. Just Coffee Cooperative is a worker-owned coffee roaster dedicated to creating and expanding a model of trade based on transparency, human dignity and environmental sustainability. They build long-term relationships with small-scale hard working coffee growers to bring their customers an incredible cup of coffee.

Mar
26
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Apr
9
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Apr
23
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

May
14
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

May
28
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Jun
2
Battle of CamRock

Capital Off Road Pathfinders, CORP has partnered with Loft & Shove for this mountain biking journey along the hills of the Koshkonong Creek. The start is a dash to the top, climbing for a half mile through the vendor area followed by lots of fast fun as racers negotiate trail characterized by its varied topography and beautiful landscape. 

There is a main race course and a separate race course just for the kids all within a festival atmosphere at beautiful CamRock County Park. Bring the family and prepare for a day of fun for all. Or come for the pre-ride and Saturday festivities and make a weekend of it with onsite camping or lodging right in town.

Jun
11
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Jun
25
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Jul
9
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Jul
13
Chainsaw Safety Training - Level 1

WHAT:           Chainsaw Safety Training Course Level I (Pre-registration is required)
Level I will cover basic chainsaw operation and safety, felling trees, safety gear options, maintenance of chainsaw and chain sharpening. 2 dates are being offered.  Sign up for Dec. 8, 2018 or July 13, 2019.  See link below.

WHY:             Volunteers are required to take a Chainsaw Safety Training Course before using a chainsaw in a Dane County Park. Volunteers are also required to have a signed chainsaw waiver form on file. 

WHO:             Open to all Dane County Park volunteers regardless of previous training or experience. Registered DC Park volunteers are given first preference for the class

WHEN:         Saturday July 13, 2019 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Signup HERE

Course will start at 8:00 am and end by 4:00 pm. Attendance of the entire training  is required to receive Forest Industry Safety Training Alliance (FISTA) certification.

WHERE:        Dane County Parks Shop 4318 Robertson Road. Madison, WI  53714
Lunch will be provided. In the afternoon, the class will be outside and include a hands on skills lab using your own chainsaw.

COST:           $30.00 to be pre-paid before the class. (Pre-registration is required)

Make check payable to Friends of Dane County Parks and send to Rhea Stangel-Maier, Dane County Parks, 4318 Robertson Road, Madison WI 53718.

To register, contact Rhea at (608) 224-3601 or stangel-maier@countyofdane.com.  
This training class is being offered at a GREAT savings to volunteers who support Dane County Parks with land management projects. No refund will be issued unless a replacement is found to fill your spot.

WHAT TO BRING:       Safety gear – chaps, hard-hat, safety glasses, hearing/ear protection, and steel-toed boots. If you do not have the safety gear listed above please contact Rhea as we will have some to loan. Bring your own chainsaw and dress appropriate for an afternoon outside hands on training session. 

Jul
23
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Aug
2
Sugar Maple Music Festival

Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective, the Sugar Maple Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival celebrating American roots music through performances, educational workshops, and interactive jam sessions. This family-friendly festival offers entertainment for people of all ages. The diversity of performances invites people of all backgrounds and ages to enjoy and learn about the performing arts in the beautiful setting of Lake Farm County Park. Performances, workshops, and jams are held concurrently at three stages. Formal performances take place on the main stage. Artists hold educational workshops and jams in a more intimate setting on the Roots & Reasons stage. This stage provides an unique opportunity for festival attendees to interact with the artists through interviews, discussions, workshops, demonstrations, and interactive jam sessions. Interviews with performers allow festival attendees to learn about the history, culture, and techniques of the traditional arts. Workshops, demonstrations, and jam sessions provide Dane County residents an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills of these artists into to our own community.

Aug
3
Sugar Maple Music Festival

Presented by the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective, the Sugar Maple Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival celebrating American roots music through performances, educational workshops, and interactive jam sessions. This family-friendly festival offers entertainment for people of all ages. The diversity of performances invites people of all backgrounds and ages to enjoy and learn about the performing arts in the beautiful setting of Lake Farm County Park. Performances, workshops, and jams are held concurrently at three stages. Formal performances take place on the main stage. Artists hold educational workshops and jams in a more intimate setting on the Roots & Reasons stage. This stage provides an unique opportunity for festival attendees to interact with the artists through interviews, discussions, workshops, demonstrations, and interactive jam sessions. Interviews with performers allow festival attendees to learn about the history, culture, and techniques of the traditional arts. Workshops, demonstrations, and jam sessions provide Dane County residents an opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills of these artists into to our own community.

Aug
10
2nd Annual No Fear All Fun 5k Run/walk

The 2nd Annual No Fear All Fun 5k Run/Walk is an event in memory of Michael Neill a Lafollette Cross Country Runner who was killed in a tragic car accident in September, 2017. The Run/Walk is a chip timed race, the event begins at 9am, registration at 8am, set up to begin 6am. All proceeds go to Sennett, Whitehorse and St. Dennis Middle School Running clubs. There will be tents at the start and finish line for water and snacks.

Aug
11
Barks for Parks! fundraiser for Dane County Dog Parks

Hot diggity dog, we had so much fun we're back again! This event has grown so much the past two years that we have had to move to a larger location. Join us for our 3rd Annual "Barks for Parks!" celebration at Badger Prairie County Park in Verona. This afternoon of fun will include live music, food, and entertainment for both two- and four-legged friends and family. Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to build a shade structure at the Badger Prairie Dog Park.

Suggested donation for admission is $5.00 per person. Dogs are free but must have a daily or annual dog permit. These can be purchased at the event or in advance through our website.


A list of activities, a schedule of events, and complete list of Barks for Parks Dog Rules will be available on the event webpage: danecountyparks.com/barks4parks

Note that Veterinary Emergency Services will be on-hand to provide first-aid services.

Aug
13
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Aug
27
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Sep
10
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Sep
24
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Oct
8
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Oct
22
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Nov
12
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Nov
26
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV

Dec
10
Volunteer Restoration Workday - Walking Iron

Join us every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9am-noon throughout the year to restore and enhance Pasque Flower Prairie and adjoining project sites at Walking Iron County Park!  This remarkable sand prairie remnant harbors a colorful and diverse collection of native plants, wildlife, and rare prairie invertebrates.  A top priority for workdays will include removing invasive species such as spotted knapweed, sweet clover, and sumac but opportunities will arise for other tasks such as collecting native seeds.  All tools and training will be provided.  Wear long sleeves and pants and bring plenty of drinking water.  Thank you for your help to care for the natural areas in our Dane County Parks!

Please be sure to RSVP online at http://signup.com/go/xZdQwVV