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Dane County Parks

May

24

Restoration Workdays -- Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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May

24

SAWW Chainsaw Safety Trainings

Level 1 and Level 2 SAWW training available; discounts for Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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May

25

SAWW Chainsaw Safety Trainings

Level 1 and Level 2 SAWW training available; discounts for Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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May

27

Invasive Plant Removal Work Days -- Lower Mud Lake Natural Resource Area

Help out with removing invasive weeds out in the beautiful oak woodlands at Lower Mud Lake!

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May

27

Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Join us this summer to help maintain our park natural areas!

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May

28

Friends of Urban Nature Bird and Nature Adventure at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Join Master Naturalist Eva Roos for a free educational guided walk.

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May

28

Restoration Workday at Donald County Park

Join the Friends of Donald Park to combat invasive Garlic Mustard in the natural areas of Donald County Park!

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May

30

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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May

31

Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Join us this summer to help maintain our park natural areas!

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Jun

3

Lil' Explorers - Outdoor Adventure

Your preschooler loves to get their hands into everything, run around, and explore!

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Jun

3

Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Join us this summer to help maintain our park natural areas!

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Jun

4

Free Fun Weekend in Dane County Parks

Dane County Parks is offering a permit-free weekend on June 4th and 5th. Many activities that normally require a permit will be free so Dane County Park visitors can try out new activities.

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Jun

4

Friends of Stewart Park -- Remnant Prairie Restoration Workday

Join Friends of Stewart Lake as they continue restoration work on a remnant prairie as part of their "goat squad" workdays.

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Jun

4

National Trails Day at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

This is a community-wide, all Inclusive, family event on the trails and throughout the open lands of the Pheasant Branch Conservancy.

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Jun

4

Schumacher Farm County Park Music Festival

Join the annual Schumacher Music Fest including live music, a raffle, silent auction, and crafter's fair. Local food, beer, and wine vendors will be on site.

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Jun

5

Free Fun Weekend in Dane County Parks

Dane County Parks is offering a permit-free weekend on June 4th and 5th. Many activities that normally require a permit will be free so Dane County Park visitors can try out new activities.

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Jun

6

Indian Lake County Park Property Plan Public Information Meeting

Join us for a public information meeting for a property plan that will propose future management, recreation use and park facility development for Indian Lake County Park and the adjacent Halfway Prairie Wildlife Area.

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Jun

7

Lil' Explorers - Story Time (English)

Join us every Tuesday for a story and activity based on the wonders of our natural world!

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Jun

7

Lil' Explorers - Story Time (English)

Join us every Tuesday for a story and activity based on the wonders of our natural world!

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Jun

7

Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Join us this summer to help maintain our park natural areas!

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Jun

8

Clean Lakes 101 - Season-Ahead Algal Bloom Forecasting

Join Clean Lakes Alliance for this in-person or virtual Clean Lakes 101 to learn about research to predict summertime algal abundance.

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Jun

8

Weeds & Wildflowers

Join the Dane County Parks Natural Areas team for an educational walk followed by an optional stewardship activity to get to know our native WI flora and fauna!

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Jun

9

Parks on Tap: Disc Golf!

Join us for a FUNdraiser with Karben4 and free disc golf!

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Jun

10

Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Join us this summer to help maintain our park natural areas!

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Jun

11

Anderson County Park - Volunteer Workday

Join Friends of Anderson as they work on several projects targeting different areas of Anderson County Park.

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Jun

14

Lil' Explorers - Hora del cuento (Español)

¡Únase a nosotros todos los martes para una hora de cuento y ua actividad basada en las maravillas de nuestro mundo natural!

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Jun

14

Restoration Workdays -- Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Jun

16

SAWW Chainsaw Safety Trainings

Level 1 and Level 2 SAWW training available; discounts for Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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Jun

17

Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Join us this summer to help maintain our park natural areas!

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Jun

18

Loop the Lake

Support clean, healthy lakes with Clean Lakes Alliance’s 10th Annual Loop the Lake Bike Ride.

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Jun

19

Annual 'Bring your Pop to Pop's Knoll' Father's Day Picnic at Donald County Park

Join the Friends of Donald Park on Father's Day to enjoy easy listening blue grass music and refreshments.

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Jun

19

Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Join the Friends of Stewart Park for a family-friendly Sunday workday in our oak woodlands and savannas!

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Jun

20

Chicken Wrangler Workshop at Schumacher Farm County Park

learn how to care for chickens and hear the history of chickens on the farm. Enjoy the chickens as they free roam the yard.

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Jun

20

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Jun

21

Lil' Explorers - Story Time (English)

Join us every Tuesday for a story and activity based on the wonders of our natural world!

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Jun

21

Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Join us this summer to help maintain our park natural areas!

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Jun

22

SAWW Chainsaw Safety Trainings

Level 1 and Level 2 SAWW training available; discounts for Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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Jun

23

SAWW Chainsaw Safety Trainings

Level 1 and Level 2 SAWW training available; discounts for Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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Jun

24

Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Join us this summer to help maintain our park natural areas!

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Jun

25

Friends of Urban Nature Bird and Nature Adventure at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Join Master Naturalist Eva Roos for a free educational guided walk.

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Jun

28

Lil' Explorers - Hora del cuento (Español)

¡Únase a nosotros todos los martes para una hora de cuento y ua actividad basada en las maravillas de nuestro mundo natural!

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Jun

28

Restoration Workdays -- Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Jun

30

Bumble Bee Brigade Training

Learn to identify, photograph, and monitor bumble bees with the Wisconsin DNR’s newest citizen-based monitoring project! We encourage volunteers to work in pairs, so consider registering with a partner.

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Jul

1

Lil' Explorers - Outdoor Adventure

Your preschooler loves to get their hands into everything, run around, and explore!

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Jul

4

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Jul

5

Lil' Explorers - Story Time (English)

Join us every Tuesday for a story and activity based on the wonders of our natural world!

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Jul

5

Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Join us this summer to help maintain our park natural areas!

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Jul

7

Weeds & Wildflowers

Join the Dane County Parks Natural Areas team for an educational walk followed by an optional stewardship activity to get to know our native WI flora and fauna!

View Event

Jul

8

Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Join us this summer to help maintain our park natural areas!

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Jul

9

Anderson County Park - Volunteer Workday

Join Friends of Anderson as they work on several projects targeting different areas of Anderson County Park.

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Jul

10

Environmental Fun Fair

Join us for a fun afternoon full of nature, science and fun for the whole family!

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Jul

12

Lil' Explorers - Hora del cuento (Español)

¡Únase a nosotros todos los martes para una hora de cuento y ua actividad basada en las maravillas de nuestro mundo natural!

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Jul

12

Restoration Workdays -- Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Jul

14

Parks on Tap: Disc Golf!

Join us for a FUNdraiser with Karben4 and free disc golf!

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Jul

14

Waubesa Surf 'n Turf Challenge

Join the Waubesa Surf 'n Turf Challenge for its 13th year on Lake Waubesa to benefit Clean Lakes Alliance!

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Jul

15

Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Join us this summer to help maintain our park natural areas!

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Jul

17

Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Join the Friends of Stewart Park for a family-friendly Sunday workday in our oak woodlands and savannas!

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Jul

18

Chicken Wrangler Workshop at Schumacher Farm County Park

learn how to care for chickens and hear the history of chickens on the farm. Enjoy the chickens as they free roam the yard.

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Jul

19

Lil' Explorers - Hora del cuento (Español)

¡Únase a nosotros todos los martes para una hora de cuento y ua actividad basada en las maravillas de nuestro mundo natural!

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Jul

19

Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Join us this summer to help maintain our park natural areas!

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Jul

20

Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Day

Mark your calendars for these inspiring and special events .

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Jul

22

Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

Join us this summer to help maintain our park natural areas!

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Jul

23

Friends of Urban Nature Bird and Nature Adventure at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Join Master Naturalist Eva Roos for a free educational guided walk.

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Jul

26

Lil' Explorers - Story Time (English)

Join us every Tuesday for a story and activity based on the wonders of our natural world!

View Event

Jul

26

Restoration Workdays -- Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Aug

2

Lil' Explorers - Hora del cuento (Español)

¡Únase a nosotros todos los martes para una hora de cuento y ua actividad basada en las maravillas de nuestro mundo natural!

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Aug

5

Lil' Explorers - Outdoor Adventure

Your preschooler loves to get their hands into everything, run around, and explore!

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Aug

5

Sugar Maple Music Festival

Get ready to get your jam on and enjoy music from across America at the Sugar Maple Music Festival!

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Aug

6

Stargazing Event at Donald Park

Join the Friends of Donald Park and Madison Astronomical Society for a close-up look at the fabulous night sky.

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Aug

6

Sugar Maple Music Festival

Get ready to get your jam on and enjoy music from across America at the Sugar Maple Music Festival!

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Aug

9

Lil' Explorers - Hora del cuento (Español)

¡Únase a nosotros todos los martes para una hora de cuento y ua actividad basada en las maravillas de nuestro mundo natural!

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Aug

9

Restoration Workdays -- Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Aug

11

Parks on Tap: Disc Golf!

Join us for a FUNdraiser with Karben4 and free disc golf!

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Aug

15

Chicken Wrangler Workshop at Schumacher Farm County Park

learn how to care for chickens and hear the history of chickens on the farm. Enjoy the chickens as they free roam the yard.

View Event

Aug

16

Lil' Explorers - Story Time (English)

Join us every Tuesday for a story and activity based on the wonders of our natural world!

View Event

Aug

21

Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Join the Friends of Stewart Park for a family-friendly Sunday workday in our oak woodlands and savannas!

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Aug

23

Restoration Workdays -- Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Aug

27

Friends of Urban Nature Bird and Nature Adventure at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Join Master Naturalist Eva Roos for a free educational guided walk.

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Sep

5

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Sep

8

Parks on Tap: Disc Golf!

Join us for a FUNdraiser with Karben4 and free disc golf!

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Sep

13

Restoration Workdays -- Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Sep

18

Barks for Parks @ Prairie Moraine Dog Park

Join us for a FUNdraiser with Karben4 Brewing and the Prairie Moraine Friends, Inc.

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Sep

21

Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Day

Mark your calendars for these inspiring and special events .

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Sep

24

Friends of Urban Nature Bird and Nature Adventure at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Join Master Naturalist Eva Roos for a free educational guided walk.

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Sep

27

Restoration Workdays -- Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Oct

1

Trail Run at Indian Lake County Park

Join us for the 13th annual trail run at Indian Lake County Park!

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Oct

7

SAWW Chainsaw Safety Trainings

Level 1 and Level 2 SAWW training available; discounts for Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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Oct

8

Cambridge Farm to School 5k Fun Run/Walk

Cambridge Farm to School 5K

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Oct

8

SAWW Chainsaw Safety Trainings

Level 1 and Level 2 SAWW training available; discounts for Dane County Parks Volunteers.

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Oct

11

Restoration Workdays -- Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Oct

16

Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Join the Friends of Stewart Park for a family-friendly Sunday workday in our oak woodlands and savannas!

View Event

Oct

22

Friends of Urban Nature Bird and Nature Adventure at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Join Master Naturalist Eva Roos for a free educational guided walk.

View Event

Oct

25

Restoration Workdays -- Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Oct

25

Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Smart Salting for Roads

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Oct

26

Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Smart Salting for Roads

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Oct

27

Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Smart Salting for Roads

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Nov

2

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks Workshop

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

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Nov

3

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks Workshop

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

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Nov

5

Anderson Farm County Park Candlelight Hike and Bonfire

Enjoy a candlelight hike and bonfire at Anderson Farm County Park - bring the whole family!

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Nov

8

Restoration Workdays -- Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Nov

16

Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Day

Mark your calendars for these inspiring and special events .

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Nov

20

Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Join the Friends of Stewart Park for a family-friendly Sunday workday in our oak woodlands and savannas!

View Event

Nov

22

Restoration Workdays -- Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Nov

24

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Nov

25

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Nov

26

Friends of Urban Nature Bird and Nature Adventure at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Join Master Naturalist Eva Roos for a free educational guided walk.

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Dec

8

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks Workshop

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

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Dec

13

Restoration Workdays -- Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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Dec

18

Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

Join the Friends of Stewart Park for a family-friendly Sunday workday in our oak woodlands and savannas!

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Dec

26

Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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Dec

27

Restoration Workdays -- Walking Iron County Park - 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month

Help natural areas staff and volunteers continue restoration work at Walking Iron's beautiful and ecologically important remnant sand prairie! Work is varied and depends on the season.

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