CELEBRATING OUR LAKES, RIVERS, & WETLANDS
Caring for our Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands 365 Days a Year

CELEBRATING OUR LAKES, RIVERS, & WETLANDS
Caring for our Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands 365 Days a Year


About Take a Stake

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For more than 25 years, Take a Stake volunteers have been working to protect and improve the lakes, streams and wetlands of Dane County. Join in the celebration by participating in the wide range of activities and events happening in and around Dane County lakes, rivers and wetlands all year long.

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Events

9/2/2015
Sep
2

Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Restoration Workday

Work parties will meet the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 AM - 12 noon. Volunteers will pull invasives, cut brush, and/or gather seed. 

Time and Place: Volunteers should meet at the Pheasant Branch Dane County Parking lot.  1.2 miles north of Century Avenue on Pheasant Branch Road, unless instructed otherwise. 

Contact: If you would like to be added to the FOPB email list to receive reminders of work days, or for more info please contactoffice@pheasantbranch.org


9/5/2015
Sep
5

Arboretum Wingra Oak Savanna Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species in an oak savanna near the shore of Lake Wingra

Time and Place: 9am – noon, Wingra Oak Savanna at the UW Arboretum, meet at the parking lot on Arbor Drive, just off Monroe Street, Madison

Contact: Marian Farrior, mlfarrior@wisc.edu; see http://uwarboretum.org/volunteer/positions/#ecological_restoration for more information


9/12/2015
Sep
12

Arboretum Core Area Work Party

Help improve native habitat and help native plants thrive by removing invasive plant species near Curtis Prairie, one of the oldest prairie restorations in the world. Learn how the Arboretum is managing stormwater for the Lake Wingra watershed.

Time and Place: 9am – noon, Core Area at the UW Arboretum.  Meet at the Visitor Center front steps, Madison

Contact: Marian Farrior, mlfarrior@wisc.edu; see http://uwarboretum.org/volunteer/positions/#ecological_restoration for more information


9/12/2015
Sep
12

Door Creek Workday

Join the Dane County Land and Water Resources Department, Friends of Lake Kegonsa Society and Capitol Water Trails as we begin restoration efforts in the Door Creek Watershed. Volunteers will work to clear downed trees and remove trash. For this workday, we will be focusing on the stretch of south of Highway MN heading towards Lake Kegonsa. Volunteers can count on getting a little messy, so please dress appropriately. It’s recommended to wear a pair of close-toed shoes and clothing that d …

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9/19/2015
Sep
19

Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Restoration Workday

Work parties will meet the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM – 12 noon.  Volunteers will pull invasives, cut brush, and/or gather seed. 

Time and Place: Volunteers should meet at the Pheasant Branch Dane County Parking lot. 1.2 miles north of Century Avenue on Pheasant Branch Road, unless instructed otherwise. 

Contact: If you would like to be added to the FOPB email list to receive reminders of work days, or for more info please contact office@pheasantbranch.org



Aquatic Debris Collection

This spring Dane County is sponsoring a Take a Stake in Our Waters Spring Cleanup event. A shoreline trash and aquatic debris pickup from piers on the Yahara Chain of Lakes will take place starting the week of May 18, 2015. Shoreline residents are asked to have all items ready for pickup and at the end of their piers by 7:00 am on their scheduled pickup day.

May 18th – Monday

  • Lake Mendota
  • Lake Kegonsa

May 20th – Wednesday

  • Lake Monona
  • Lake Waubesa

If you don't currently reside at your lakefront property, please make sure that those who live there are aware of this shoreline debris collection.

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