Lower Mud Lake Natural Resource Area -- Oak Woodland Restoration Workday

Event Dates

  • 10/21/2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 11/18/2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 03/12/2022 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Event Description

Sawyers and haulers (brush stackers) are needed to help remove invasive trees in a beautiful oak woodland within Lower Mud Lake's Natural Resource Area. In the spring this area is filled with spring ephemerals and we'd like to be able to encourage the growth of desirable native species! Eventually this area will be included in Dane County Parks prescribed burn plans. Tools such as loppers and PPE will be provided.

  • Haulers do not need prior experience.
  • Sawyers will have to bring their own chainsaw and PPE (chaps, helmet, boots, gloves, etc.) and must be certified to use a chainsaw on Dane County Park properties. This means having a signed chainsaw waiver and copy of your safety certifications on file with DCP. Please contact Claire Lamberg, Land & Water Volunteer Coordinator at lamberg.claire@countyofdane.com/ (608) 516-3703 if you are unsure about your certification status. 

More details and to RSVP (spots are limited), visit  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e45adaf2ba3fd0-lower7 and let volunteer lead Yoshiro Saimi know when you've signed up so that he can contact you if there's a change in the event. 

What to Bring: Dress for the weather in warm, layered clothes. Wear sturdy work shoes.  Bring own drinking water, a snack, and work gloves.

Covid-19 Guidelines: Please be mindful of maintaining 6' of physical distance between each other. Please do not attend if experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms. 


Lower Mud Lake Natural Resource Area

2860 Hidden Farm Road, McFarland, WI 53558, https://goo.gl/maps/M6dHWegaTEmozhMd8

Head all the way down the gravel road until you reach a small parking lot (road ends at a paved private residential road). Park along the far end (south end) of Hidden Farm Road. We will be working in the small wooded area just east of the road.


Yoshiro Saimi, 608-216-5299, ysaimi@wisc.edu (or as a secondary contact) Kathy Pease, kepease@gmail.com, 608-345-2026