Events & Classes: Volunteer Workdays

  • Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

    Saturday, August 23 • 9 am – 12 pm

    Meet at the front steps of the Visitor Center.

    Ecological restoration emphasizes creating and managing healthy native plant communities. Saturday work parties are organized as drop-in opportunities (individuals need not register in advance).

    Activities include cutting brush from remnant and restored areas, removing invasive plants, and burn unit preparation. You’ll learn about the Arboretum and its plant communities. Tools and training provided. We encourage volunteers from all backgrounds and experience levels. All tools, equipment, instruction, and refreshments are provided. Participants are advised to wear long pants, sturdy shoes, work gloves and other seasonally appropriate clothing. Insect repellent is also quite useful. Youths 12-17 are welcome when accompanied by a parent or guardian, with advance arrangements.

    For more information: 265-5214 or mlfarrior@wisc.edu.

  • Ecological Restoration Work Party: Wingra Oak Savanna.

    Saturday, September 6 • 9 am – 12 pm

    Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet at the gravel parking lot along Arbor Drive just off Monroe Street. For more information contact Marian Farrior at 608.265.5214 or mlfarrior@wisc.edu. Work parties are cancelled in bad weather.

  • Arboretum Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

    Saturday, September 13 • 9 am – 12 pm

    Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet at the front steps of the Visitor Center. For more information contact Marian Farrior at 608.265.5214 or mlfarrior@wisc.edu. Work parties are cancelled in bad weather.

  • Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract.

    Saturday, September 20 • 9 am – 12 pm

    Meet at the parking lot at the southeast corner of Seminole Hwy and the Beltline frontage road. For more information: 265-5214 or mlfarrior@wisc.edu Work parties are cancelled in bad weather.

  • Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

    Thursday, September 25 • 9 am – 12 pm

    Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet at the front steps of the Visitor Center. For more information contact Marian Farrior at 608.265.5214 or mlfarrior@wisc.edu. Work parties are cancelled in bad weather.

  • Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

    Saturday, September 27 • 9 am – 12 pm

    Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet at the front steps of the Visitor Center. For more information contact Marian Farrior at 608.265.5214 or mlfarrior@wisc.edu. Work parties are cancelled in bad weather.

  • Ecological Restoration Work Party: Wingra Oak Savanna

    Saturday, October 4 • 9 am – 12 pm

    Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet at the gravel parking lot along Arbor Drive just off Monroe Street. For more information contact Marian Farrior at 608.265.5214 or mlfarrior@wisc.edu. Work parties are cancelled in bad weather.

  • Core Area and Curtis Prairie

    Saturday, October 11 • 9 am – 12 pm

    Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet at the front steps of the Visitor Center. For more information contact Marian Farrior at 608.265.5214 or mlfarrior@wisc.edu. Work parties are cancelled in bad weather.

  • Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract.

    Saturday, October 18 • 9 am – 12 pm

    Meet at the parking lot at the southeast corner of Seminole Hwy and the Beltline frontage road. For more information: 265-5214 or mlfarrior@wisc.edu Work parties are cancelled in bad weather.

  • Ecological Restoration Work Party: Wingra Oak Savanna

    Saturday, November 1 • 9 am – 12 pm

    Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet at the gravel parking lot along Arbor Drive just off Monroe Street. For more information contact Marian Farrior at 608.265.5214 or mlfarrior@wisc.edu. Work parties are cancelled in bad weather.

  • Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

    Saturday, November 8 • 9 am – 12 pm

    Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet at the front steps of the Visitor Center. For more information contact Marian Farrior at 608.265.5214 or mlfarrior@wisc.edu. Work parties are cancelled in bad weather.

  • Ecological Restoration Work Party: Grady Tract.

    Saturday, November 15 • 9 am – 12 pm

    Meet at the parking lot at the southeast corner of Seminole Hwy and the Beltline frontage road.For more information see page 6.

  • Ecological Restoration Work Party: Core Area and Curtis Prairie

    Saturday, November 22 • 9 am – 12 pm

    Volunteer for restoration activities and learn about prairies and savannas. Tools and training are provided, and groups are welcome with advance notice. Meet at the front steps of the Visitor Center. For more information contact Marian Farrior at 608.265.5214 or mlfarrior@wisc.edu. Work parties are cancelled in bad weather.