Events

September 2022

26
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

26
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

26
Summer Morning Nature Walks led by Naturalist Clare Carlson, Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area

Featuring the most scenic trails of the Capital Springs Recreation Area!

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.

27
Walking Iron Wildlife Area Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

28
Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

29
Yahara Heights County Park Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

30
Prairie Work Days at the Prairie Learning Center

Interested in Wisconsin prairies and native plant gardening? Join us for work days at the Lussier Family Heritage Center this spring, summer and fall!

October 2022

01
Trail Run at Indian Lake County Park

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

03
City of Madison Plan Commission Meeting- Agenda Item On Rezoning & Subdivision Applications for a portion of Yahara Hills for Dane County Sustainability Campus & Landfill.

Agenda Item On Rezoning & Subdivision Applications for a portion of Yahara Hills for Sustainability Campus & Landfill will be discussed.

03
Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

04
Ice Age Reddan Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

05
Bumble Bee Surveys

Join bumble bee surveys in support of pollinator conservation!

05
Green Bay Winter Spreader Calibration

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

05
Webinar: Salt Wise Stories: City of De Pere

Salt Wise Stories: City of De Pere

06
Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

06
Full Moon Yoga in the Park

Instructors from Wishing Tree Studio will once again bring you Yoga in the Park this year!

07
Brigham County Park Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

07
Chainsaw Safety Trainings - SAWW Level 1 and Level 2

Chainsaw Safety - SAWW Level 1 and Level 2 training available; discounts for registered Dane County Parks Volunteers.

07
Donald County Park Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

07
Lil' Explorers

Calling all three to six-year-old outdoor adventurers! Feeling Textures in Nature

07
Prairie Work Days at the Prairie Learning Center

Interested in Wisconsin prairies and native plant gardening? Join us for work days at the Lussier Family Heritage Center this spring, summer and fall!

08
Cambridge Farm to School 5k Fun Run/Walk

Cambridge Farm to School 5K

08
Chainsaw Safety Trainings - SAWW Level 1 and Level 2

Chainsaw Safety - SAWW Level 1 and Level 2 training available; discounts for registered Dane County Parks Volunteers.

09
Bock Forest Prairie Seed Collection

Join the Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy to collect prairie seed at the Bock Forest unit of the Conservancy.

10
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

10
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

11
City of Madison Common Council Meeting- Agenda Item On Rezoning & Subdivision Applications for a portion of Yahara Hills for Dane County Sustainability Campus & Landfill.

Agenda Item On Rezoning & Subdivision Applications for a portion of Yahara Hills for Sustainability Campus & Landfill will be discussed.

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.

11
Walking Iron Wildlife Area Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

12
Chainsaw Safety Trainings - SAWW Level 1 and Level 2

Chainsaw Safety - SAWW Level 1 and Level 2 training available; discounts for registered Dane County Parks Volunteers.

12
Clean Lakes 101: Willow Creek Landscape Master plan

Join Clean Lakes Alliance for this in-person or virtual hybrid edition of Clean Lakes 101.

12
Holy Wisdom Monastery Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

12
Owl Walk at Token Creek County Park

Join Dane County Parks education staff on evening walks to try and find the incredible raptors that are owls!

12
Stevens Point Salt Wise Winter Equipment Open House

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

12
Swamplovers Preserve Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

13
Chainsaw Safety Trainings - SAWW Level 1 and Level 2

Chainsaw Safety - SAWW Level 1 and Level 2 training available; discounts for registered Dane County Parks Volunteers.

14
CamRock County Park Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

14
Donald County Park Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

14
Lower Mud Lake Fall Work Days

Help us remove invasive species in the Lower Mud Lake Natural Resource Area

14
Prairie Work Days at the Prairie Learning Center

Interested in Wisconsin prairies and native plant gardening? Join us for work days at the Lussier Family Heritage Center this spring, summer and fall!

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!

18
Indian Lake Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

18
Pheasant Branch Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

19
Ice Age Reddan Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

19
North Mendota Wildlife Area Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

19
Owl Walk at Indian Lake County Park

Join Dane County Parks education staff and the Ice Age Trail Alliance on an evening walk to try and find the incredible raptors that are owls!

19
Webinar: The Ecosystem Impacts of Road Salt

How does road salt impact our freshwater lakes and streams and human health?

20
Dane County Landfill Tour

Come visit our site to learn all about what happens to your trash here in Dane County!

20
Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

21
Ice Age Junction Hwy M Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

21
Ice Age Mckee Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

21
Lil' Explorers

Calling all three to six-year-old outdoor adventurers! Fall Colors

22
Friends of Urban Nature Bird and Nature Adventure at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

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

22
Lower Mud Lake Fall Work Days

Help us remove invasive species in the Lower Mud Lake Natural Resource Area

24
Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

24
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

24
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

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.

25
Virtual - Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Virtual Smart Salting for Roads

25
Walking Iron Wildlife Area Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

26
North Mendota Wildlife Area Prairie Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

26
Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Smart Salting for Roads

26
Virtual - Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks Workshop

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

27
Halloween Luminary Night Walk

This Halloween themed candle-lit walk is the perfect outing for friends and families, made complete with a campfire and s'mores!

27
Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Smart Salting for Roads

28
Ice Age Mckee Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

28
Ice Age Reddan Seed Collection

Volunteers are invited to join the Natural Areas team for a morning of seed collection. Summer and fall blooming prairie plants have gone to seed and are ripe for the picking!

28
Wausau School District Smart Salting and Calibration Day

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

31
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

31
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

November 2022

01
Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

01
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

01
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

01
UW-Whitewater/City of Whitewater Open House

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

02
Madison-area Salt Wise Winter Equipment Open House

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

02
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

02
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

02
Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks Workshop

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

03
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

03
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

03
Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks Workshop

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

04
Lower Mud Lake Fall Work Days

Help us remove invasive species in the Lower Mud Lake Natural Resource Area

04
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

04
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

05
Anderson Farm County Park Candlelight Hike and Bonfire

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

07
Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

07
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

07
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

08
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

08
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

08
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.

09
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

09
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

09
Webinar: Salt Wise Stories: City of Eau Claire

Salt Wise Stories: City of Eau Claire

10
Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

10
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

10
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

11
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

11
Prairie Seed Cleaning Workdays

Join the Natural Areas team in this unique activity! Volunteers will process and clean native seed using various pieces of equipment.

14
Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

16
Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Day

Mark your calendars for these inspiring and special events .

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!

21
Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

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.

24
Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

25
Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

26
Friends of Urban Nature Bird and Nature Adventure at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

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

28
Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

December 2022

05
Fall 2022 Green Thumb Gardening Series – Online

Join Dane County Extension for their Green Thumb gardening series!

08
Virtual - Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks Workshop

Virtual Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

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.

14
Webinar: Legal and Policy Strategies for Chloride Management

Legal and Policy Strategies for Chloride Management

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!

26
Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

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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