Events

August 2022

17
Learn to Bike

Is your child looking to learn how to ride a bike this summer? Join our staff to learn how to ride a bike!

18
Dragonflies & Damselflies - Presentation & Nature Walk

Join the Friends of Capital Springs for a guided nature walk and presentation on Dragonflies and Damselflies!

18
Dragonflies and Damselflies: Presentation and Nature Walk

Dragonflies and damselflies together comprise the insect order Odonata. These raptors of the insect world are important in both terrestrial and aquatic food webs. The adults' beautiful colors and easily observable habits have made them a favorite among naturalists.

19
Anderson County Dog Park Seed Collection

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

19
Learn to Fish

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them!

19
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!

19
Schumacher Farm County Park 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!

19
Tree and Brush Removal Work Day with Friends of Lower Mud Lake Natural Resource Area

Join the Friends of LMLNRA as they continue restoration work in an ecologically rich oak woodlands!

20
Saturday Restoration Workdays at Donald Park with the Friends of Donald Park

Join the Friends of Donald as they work to continue ecological restoration in an oak savanna! Much work has been done in this area, and native plant species have made a resurgence in areas cleared of invasive species.

20
Soils 101 Workshop/Growers Field Day

The UW Soils program will share what makes good living soils and how to improve and care for it.

20
Waste & Renewables Open House

Join the Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables and partners for an Open House Celebration.

20
Waste & Renewables Open House: A Community Celebration Towards Waste As A Resource

Come celebrate our community’s journey towards utilizing waste as a resource and learn more about our work and our vision to advance the circular economy here in Dane County.

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!

22
Clean Lakes 101: Suck the Muck at Sixmile Creek (Field Trip)

Join Clean Lakes Alliance for a field trip to learn more about Dane County's signature Suck the Muck effort to remove legacy sediment.

23
Lil' Explorers - Story Time (English)

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

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.

24
Aluminum Cast and Mold Workshops with Felion Studios and Friends of Schumacher Farm Park!

Join the Friends of Schumacher and Felion Studios for two workshops on clay relief sculpture and sand mold carving!

24
Bumble Bee Surveys

Join bumble bee surveys in support of pollinator conservation!

24
Learn to Bike

Is your child looking to learn how to ride a bike this summer? Join our staff to learn how to ride a bike!

26
Festge County Park 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!

26
Learn to Fish

Is your child interested in learning how to fish? This is the program for them!

26
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!

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

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

30
CamRock County Park 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
Ice Age Reddan Seed Collection

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

30
Lil' Explorers - Story Time (English)

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

September 2022

02
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!

02
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!

02
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!

05
Office Closed

All Dane County Offices are CLOSED today

06
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!

07
Anderson Dog 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
Bumble Bee Surveys

Join bumble bee surveys in support of pollinator conservation!

07
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!

07
Webinar: Brine Blends

Brine Blends

08
Full Moon Yoga in the Park

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

08
Parks on Tap: Disc Golf!

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

09
Aluminum Cast and Mold Workshops with Felion Studios and Friends of Schumacher Farm Park!

Join the Friends of Schumacher and Felion Studios for two workshops on clay relief sculpture and sand mold carving!

09
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!

09
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!

12
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.

12
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.

12
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!

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
Clean Lakes 101 - Lake Monona Waterfront Design Challenge

Join Clean Lakes Alliance in-person or virtually for Clean Lakes 101 to learn about an exciting effort to reimagine Lake Monona's downtown shoreline.

14
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!

14
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!

16
Badger Prairie 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!

16
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!

16
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!

17
Silverwood Harvest Fest

Join the Friends of Silverwood for their annual Harvest Festival!

18
Barks for Parks @ Prairie Moraine Dog Park

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

20
Festge 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!

20
Stevens Point Salt Wise Winter Equipment Open House

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

20
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!

21
Bumble Bee Surveys

Join bumble bee surveys in support of pollinator conservation!

21
Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Day

Mark your calendars for these inspiring and special events .

21
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!

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!

23
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!

23
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!

23
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!

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

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

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!

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!

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!

04
Sheboygan Salt Wise Winter Equipment Open House

Learn how to be Salt Wise this Winter.

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
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
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.

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
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
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
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.

13
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!

13
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!

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!

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!

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!

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
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
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!

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
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
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
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
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.

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.

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.

December 2022

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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