Volunteer Outside at Westport Prairie and Patrick Marsh
With your help, we restore and care for our local natural landscapes for communities to enjoy and wildlife to thrive. No experience is necessary, and we provide the tools for the job. Our tasks change each month. Here’s some of what we do:
- Learn plant identification (throughout the growing season)
- Cut invasive brush with loppers (year-round)
- Collect native prairie seeds for planting (late summer/fall)
- Pull invasive weeds like garlic mustard and wild parsnip (spring/summer)
- Plant prairie (fall)
- Burn brush piles (winter)
- Build trail improvements (as needed)
To RSVP for an outdoor volunteering event, or to set up a group volunteering day, contact BJ Byers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (608) 258-9797.
Westport Prairie – near Waunakee
At Westport Prairie, you will get to work in beautiful native habitats that include remnant dry prairie and oak savanna. We meet every second Saturday of the month from 9 am to noon. Click here to see where we meet. Groundswell provides the tools, you bring your gloves. Remember to wear proper attire for the weather and outdoor work; sturdy clothes and boots are best.
Patrick Marsh – near Sun Prairie
At Patrick Marsh, you will get to explore native prairie, oak savanna, and wetland habitats. We meet every third Friday of the month from 9 am to noon. Click here to see where we meet. Groundswell provides the tools, you bring your gloves. Remember to wear proper attire for the weather and outdoor work; sturdy clothes and boots are best.
See you outside!
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