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Annual Pope Farm Conservancy Tour

Date(s): 8/13/2014

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Pope Farm Conservancy, 7440 W. Old Sauk Rd., Middleton, WI, 53562
Join Mel Pope on the Annual Pope Farm Conservancy Tour

This free walking tour of Pope Farm Conservancy will explore the history and features of the conservancy, including six different prairie restoration projects and a field of sunflowers. Come and enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of Lake Mendota, the Capitol, Black Earth Creek valley and the terminal moraine.
Mel Pope
Phone: (608) 620-3306

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Clean Lakes Alliance Renew the Blue Volunteer Days

Date(s): 8/21/2014 Date(s): 7/17/2014

6:00pm-8:00pm

Olbrich Park (3527 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53714)
Interested in volunteering for our lakes this summer? If so, come help the Clean Lakes Alliance at our Renew the Blue Volunteer Days at Olbrich Park. These monthly events provide a way to improve the water quality of our lakes and cleanup our beaches through litter cleanups and shoreline maintenance. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.cleanlakesalliance.com/renew-the-blue/volunteer-days/.

DATE: Thursday, July 17 and Thursday, August 21, 2014
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Olbrich Park (3527 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53714), meet at the beach
WHAT: Litter pickups and aquatic plant raking

If you are interested in volunteering on either of the dates above, please register online at http://www.cleanlakesalliance.com/renew-the-blue/volunteer-days/ or contact Katie Van Gheem at kathryn.vangheem@cleanlakesalliance.com. Please include VOLUNTEER DAY REGISTRATION in the subject line and your registration date(s).
Katie Van Gheem, kathryn.vangheem@cleanlakesalliance.com

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Arboretum Walk: Prairies and Savannas on the Grady Tract

Date(s): 8/31/2014

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet at the Grady Tract parking lot at the southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and the Beltline frontage road, Madison, WI.
Free naturalist-led hike. Now is a good time to see the contrast between the sandy, dry West Knoll and wet-mesic Greene Prairie. No facilities at tour site; some sloping terrain.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Earth Partnership for Families: Listen to the Buzzzzz of the Prairie

Date(s): 8/24/2014

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free program for families at the UW Arboretum. Join us to listen to the late-summer sounds of the prairie. Discover birds, grasshoppers, crickets, bumble bees and maybe even the rustle of a snake slithering through the grass. Ongoing drop-in activities at the Visitor Center from 12:30-3:30 p.m., naturalist-led hike from 1:30-2:30.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Walk: Sample of Dane County in 1834

Date(s): 8/24/2014

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike. Restored prairie, savanna and wetlands near the Visitor Center provide an example of what Dane County looked like in the 1830s. Restoration was an unknown adventure when started here in 1934; many different experiments have resulted in what is here today.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Class: Introduction to Rain Gardening

Date(s): 8/23/2014

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
This class will cover design, placement, plants, and planting of rain gardens. Instructor: Molly Fifield-Murray. Fee and registration required; to register, download a form at uwarboretum.org/education/classes.php, or call 263-7888.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date(s): 8/23/2014

9:00 AM - Noon

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about our native ecosystems. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet at the front steps of the Arboretum Visitor Center. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining.
UW Madison Arboretum - Marian Farrior
608-265-5214
mlfarrior@wisc.edu

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Arboretum Native Plant Garden Tour: Native Grasses

Date(s): 8/20/2014

7:00 PM - Dusk

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free tour led by the Arboretum’s native plant gardener. We’ll take a closer look at the color, size, and features of native grasses, from tiny mustache grass to big bluestem. Tour will last until dusk.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Walk: Greene Prairie and Grady Savannas

Date(s): 8/17/2014

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Meet at the Grady Tract parking lot at the southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and the Beltline frontage road, Madison, WI.
Free naturalist-led hike. With lavender Liatris and yellow coneflowers, the prairies are alive with color that attracts viceroy, monarch and other butterflies. No facilities at tour site; some sloping terrain.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract

Date(s): 8/16/2014

9:00 AM - Noon

Meet at the Grady Tract parking lot at the southeast corner of Seminole Hwy. and the Beltline frontage road, Madison, WI.
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about our native ecosystems. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining.
UW Madison Arboretum - Marian Farrior
608-265-5214
mlfarrior@wisc.edu

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Arboretum Family Walk: Pond Stuff

Date(s): 8/10/2014

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike for families. Participants will be introduced to the fascinating life in ponds.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Walk: Wingra Oak Savanna Restoration and Monroe Street Environs

Date(s): 8/10/2014

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Meet at the gravel parking lot along Arbor Drive just off Monroe Street, Madison, WI
Free naturalist-led hike. This restoration of oak savanna has been a cooperation among the Arboretum, the Dudgeon Monroe Neighborhood and volunteers since 1992. We’ll visit the restoration and the Wheeler Council Ring, designed by Jens Jensen, plus two of the natural springs that made this area a site for Native Americans for at least 4,000 years.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Night Walk: Insect Serenade

Date(s): 8/9/2014

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike. In August the fields echo with the sounds of insects, including the snowy tree cricket. We’ll learn how to tell the air temperature by counting its chirps, and appreciate other subtle noises of the night.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

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Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

Date(s): 8/9/2014

9:00 AM - Noon

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about our native ecosystems. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet at the front steps of the Arboretum Visitor Center. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining.
UW Madison Arboretum - Marian Farrior
608-265-5214
mlfarrior@wisc.edu

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Arboretum Class: Forest Garden Design

Date(s): 8/5/2014

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Learn the basics of how to plant a forest garden, including mushrooms! In this class we will cover site considerations, plant guilds, plant selection, and forest garden designs. We will also discuss how to grow mushrooms for home scale food production. Plant lists will be provided. Instructors: Marian Farrior and Amy Jo Dusick. Fee and registration required; to register, download a form at uwarboretum.org/education/classes.php, or call 263-7888.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

http://www.nbc15.com/community/events/264258701.html | 264258701

Arboretum Walk: Curtis Prairie

Date(s): 8/3/2014

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

UW Arboretum Visitor Center, 1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711 (enter Arboretum at 1207 Seminole Hwy; proceed east 1 mile to Visitor Center).
Free naturalist-led hike. With as many as 14 new species coming into bloom each week, this walk could reveal 28 new species blooming from just two weeks ago.
UW Madison Arboretum
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org

http://www.nbc15.com/community/events/264258491.html | 264258491

Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Wingra Oak Savanna

Date(s): 8/2/2014

9:00 AM - Noon

Meet at the gravel parking lot along Arbor Drive just off Monroe Street, Madison, WI
Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about our native ecosystems. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Work parties are cancelled if it is raining.
UW Madison Arboretum - Marian Farrior
608-265-5214
mlfarrior@wisc.edu

http://www.nbc15.com/community/events/254783641.html | 254783641

Nighttime Hike

Date(s): 9/4/2014

6:30 PM

Ice Age Trail University Ridge Golf Course, Madison
Join us for a 3-mile hike on a unique section of the Ice Age Trail that goes through a golf course.
The hike will begin at the Ice Age Junction, and then go northwest right through the UW golf course. We will probably use a shuttle for cars to make this a one-way hike. Take Hwy PD west toward Hwy M. At the top of the hill, the parking lot is on the south side of PD. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. Contact Kathy Mulbrandon for more info.
Kathy Mulbrandon, kmulb@charter.net or Sierra Club State Offices at 256-0565

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