Ecological Restoration: Restoration Workdays - Remnant Prairie Restoration Workday at Stewart Lake

Remnant Prairie Restoration Workday at Stewart Lake

Join the Friends of Stewart Lake during their "goat squad" workdays as they continue restoration work on a beautiful remnant prairie on the hillsides of Stewart Lake County Park. Remnants are special because they are prairie habitats that have been untouched by agriculture, making them intact pieces of history. Learn more about remnant prairies here!

Volunteer to help remove invasive weeds and woody vegetation, move brush onto brush piles to be burned this winter and other work tasks to restore this rare historical remnant prairie.  Work will be slower and more methodical to thoroughly remove and treat woody invasives and maintain the high-quality nature of this precious ecological site. Enjoy a few hours outdoors at this beautiful location in helping to restore this special remnant prairie. Your help will be very appreciated! 

Location:

Stewart Lake County Park - East Entrance 410 Blue View Dr, Mt Horeb, WI 53572
The workgroup meets at the dead end of Blue View Drive in Mt. Horeb (not at the Stewart Lake parking lot).

How to Prepare:


What to Know:

  • All tools, materials, and training are provided.  
  • Bring drinking water and snacks if you'd like. 


What to Wear: 

  • Dress for the weather and wear appropriate clothing that you don't mind working in.
  • Wear sturdy closed toe shoes that have good traction (work will be on the lower steeper part of the hillside).
    • Consider wearing shoes that provide ankle support. 
  • Bring work gloves. 

Accessibility:

  • Volunteers should be comfortable with walking on uneven terrain. 
  • There is a bathroom located at the Stewart Lake park entrance. View the Open Restrooms webpage for more information. 


Questions?

  • Jack Saltes, DCP Volunteer Land Steward 

 

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule


Date Start Time End Time
Saturday, August 03, 2024 1:00 PM 3:00 PM
Saturday, September 07, 2024 1:00 PM 3:00 PM