Events

May 2022

20
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!

20
Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

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

21
Evening Hike and Bonfire

Join Lussier Family Heritage Staff for a evening hike, campfire, and s'mores!

21
Evening Hike and Bonfire

Join Lussier Family Heritage Staff for a evening hike, campfire, and s'mores!

21
Lake Winga Watershed Gathering

A family-friendly event to learn more about water stewardship and leave with new ideas to promote healthy lakes, streams, and the lands in-between.

21
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!

21
Restoration Workdays at Donald County Park

Join Friends of Donald Park as we continue our work to maintain the park's ecological richness.

21
Tree planting at Lake View Hill County Park

Come plant oak saplings in the woods at Lake View Hill County Park!

22
Friends of Stewart Park Restoration Workday

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

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.

24
SAWW Chainsaw Safety Trainings

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

25
SAWW Chainsaw Safety Trainings

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

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!

27
Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

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

28
Friends of Urban Nature Bird and Nature Adventure at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

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

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!

28
Restoration Workdays at Donald County Park

Join Friends of Donald Park as we continue our work to maintain the park's ecological richness.

31
Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

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

June 2022

01
Webinar: A Salt Brine Field Study

A Salt Brine Field Study

03
Lil' Explorers - Outdoor Adventure

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

03
Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

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

04
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.

04
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.

04
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.

06
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.

07
Lil' Explorers - Story Time (English)

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

07
Lil' Explorers - Story Time (English)

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

07
Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

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

08
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!

09
Parks on Tap: Disc Golf!

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

10
Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

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

11
Anderson County Park - Volunteer Workday

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

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!

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.

16
SAWW Chainsaw Safety Trainings

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

17
Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

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

18
Loop the Lake

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

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.

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!

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.

21
Lil' Explorers - Story Time (English)

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

21
Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

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

22
SAWW Chainsaw Safety Trainings

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

23
SAWW Chainsaw Safety Trainings

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

24
Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

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

25
Friends of Urban Nature Bird and Nature Adventure at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

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

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!

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.

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.

July 2022

01
Lil' Explorers - Outdoor Adventure

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

05
Lil' Explorers - Story Time (English)

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

05
Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

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

07
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!

08
Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

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

09
Anderson County Park - Volunteer Workday

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

10
Environmental Fun Fair

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

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!

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.

14
Parks on Tap: Disc Golf!

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

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!

15
Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

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

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!

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.

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!

19
Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

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

20
Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Day

Mark your calendars for these inspiring and special events .

22
Summer Volunteer Restoration Workdays

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

23
Friends of Urban Nature Bird and Nature Adventure at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

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

26
Lil' Explorers - Story Time (English)

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

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.

August 2022

02
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!

05
Lil' Explorers - Outdoor Adventure

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

05
Sugar Maple Music Festival

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

06
Sugar Maple Music Festival

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

09
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!

09
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
Parks on Tap: Disc Golf!

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

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.

16
Lil' Explorers - Story Time (English)

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

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!

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.

27
Friends of Urban Nature Bird and Nature Adventure at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

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

September 2022

08
Parks on Tap: Disc Golf!

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

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.

18
Barks for Parks @ Prairie Moraine Dog Park

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

21
Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Day

Mark your calendars for these inspiring and special events .

24
Friends of Urban Nature Bird and Nature Adventure at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

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

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.

October 2022

01
Trail Run at Indian Lake County Park

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

07
SAWW Chainsaw Safety Trainings

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

08
Cambridge Farm to School 5k Fun Run/Walk

Cambridge Farm to School 5K

08
SAWW Chainsaw Safety Trainings

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

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.

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!

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

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

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
Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Smart Salting for Roads

26
Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Smart Salting for Roads

27
Smart Salting for WI Roads Workshop

Smart Salting for Roads

November 2022

02
Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks Workshop

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

03
Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks Workshop

Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks

05
Anderson Farm County Park Candlelight Hike and Bonfire

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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

December 2022

08
Smart Salting for Parking Lots and Sidewalks Workshop

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.

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!

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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