Thank you to Julie Olsen and Tim Valdez for their donation to the Prairie Partner interns in memory of Jim Hughes.
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Bird and nature adventures
Sunday, December 5, 1:30 pm – 3 pm, Native plants at Cherokee Marsh with naturalist guide Eva Roos.
Sunday, January 2, 1:30 pm – 3 pm, Nature resolutions with Master Naturalist Sheila Leary.
first Sunday of EVERY month, year-round, ALWAYS 1:30 pm – 3 pm
Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park - North Unit, 6098 N Sherman Ave. Follow N. Sherman Ave. north to the parking area at the end of the gravel road.
Contact: Paul Noeldner, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-698-0104
Madison Parks bird and nature adventure page
Volunteer event - help cut brush
Thurs, Dec 9, 9 am – 12 noon
We’re heading out again to continue our work to cut and stack brush to restore the lake views from the ridge at Meadow Ridge Conservation Park, located just across Sauthoff Rd from Cherokee Marsh - Mendota Unit.
Meadow Ridge Park, 4002 Meadow Valley Dr.
Heading north on Northport Dr/HWY 113, just past Warner Park, turn left onto Troy Dr. In about 1.25 mile, Troy Dr curves right and becomes Green Ave. Turn left onto Meadow Ridge Ln and follow it to the end at Meadow Valley Dr. Park on the street.
We'll walk up the hill to the work site. Bring work gloves and drinking water. Tools provided; bring a long-handled loppers if you have a favorite. If you can join us, it's helpful for our planning if you respond to this email or text Jan at 608 215 0426.
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Annual member meeting - Madison's Conservation Parks: celebrating 50 years
Saturday, January 15, 10 am – 12 noon
Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Dr
See story in this newsletter for details.
Sunset snowshoe walk
Monday, February 14, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Enjoy a sunset winter walk at Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park. Snowshoes provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own. Basic snowshoe instruction provided. This program is weather/snow dependent. Sponsored by Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR).
$5 resident, $7.50 non-resident
All participants must register and an adult over 18 must register and participate with youth participants.
More information and register
Self-guided nature adventures
Get ideas for your own self-guided nature adventures at Cherokee Marsh and other locations.
Wednesday, Dec 15, 5:30 – 7 pm
Wednesday, Jan 19, 5:30 – 7 pm
Our board of directors is responsible for planning, coordinating, communicating, and managing our activities. Everyone is welcome to attend board meetings. We've resumed in-person meetings in the Warner Park Community Recreation Center. Contact email@example.com to confirm location.