Family Friendly Restoration at Stewart Lake County Park

Event Dates

  • Sunday, 03/17/2024 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 04/21/2024 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 05/19/2024 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 06/16/2024 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Event Description

**January workday cancelled due to weather**


The 3rd Sunday of the month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, the Friends of Stewart Park (FoSP) have an open workday in the Oak Trail Woodland and Savanna. Please see Location for meeting location details. Folks attending the workday should come dressed for the weather (think rain, snow, light wind, etc.), ready to work in any condition in clothes you don't mind working in or getting dirty. Sturdy shoes/boots are highly recommended. Bring drinking water and work gloves.

Tools & Materials:

All tools and materials will be provided. Volunteers can contact Mary to see if there's something specific they should bring. Volunteers should wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and dress for the weather. Long pants are recommended even with warmer temperatures. 


  • Fall Workdays: 
    • Fall workdays will consist of collecting native seed from areas within the park to then scatter (sow) in ongoing park restorations. Seed collection bags and buckets will be provided. 
  • Winter Workdays:
    • Winter work activities will include sowing native seed, stacking and burning brush piles, and clearing woody invasive shrubs (mostly buckthorn, bittersweet vine, honeysuckle, prickly ash and multiflora rose). Certified FoSP volunteers may treat cut invasive stumps throughout the course of the workday, but we are not asking that other participants do this. As the seasons change, work will change with it. These workdays vary throughout the season and focus on being family and kid friendly, as long as children are chaperoned. 

Feel free to connect with Mary McDonough-Sutter via email or text/telephone to join the weekday crews ( or 608 332 5029).



Stewart Lake County Park 


Mary McDonough-Sutter,, 608 332 5029

Categories: Kids & Family, Parks, Volunteer