Erickson Conservation Area, Argyle
Dates: November 8 - 12
Time: 9:00 - 3:00
Join staff , a WisCorps team, and Indigenous Restoration. We will be clearing invasive brush along the hiking trails.
Sardeson Preserve, Mineral Point
Sept. 17 - 18, 9:00 - noon
October 15 - 16, 9:00 - noon
November 12 - 13, 9:00 - noon
Join staff to clear brush to expand our restoration efforts and near the entrance and parking area, in preparation for our trail opening and kiosk installation planned for spring 2022.
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Spring Valley Tract, New Glarus
Dates: Sept 10 - 11, 9:00 - noon
Sept. 24 - 25, 9:00 - noon
October 8 - 9, 9:00 - noon
October 22 - 23, 9:00 - noon
Join our volunteer site steward to continue our restoration efforts clearning invasive species in the oak savanna site.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Keith Burrows at Sardeson Preserve
What inspired you to volunteer with DALC at Sardeson Preserve?
I had two reasons. I'd already been looking for a way to volunteer with DALC for a while, and since this opportunity was right in my backyard it seemed like an easy first step. I also knew Roland Sardeson; he was particularly welcoming when we moved to the area fourteen years ago. Roland had a huge influence on Mineral Point and this seemed like a good way to honor his memory.
Can you share a favorite moment or part of the volunteer experience with others?
Definitely learning more about forests from the conversations with the DALC staff--their explanations of concepts like the soil seedy bank really helped me understand forest management practices better.
Why do you value giving both your time and financial support?
I don't think DALC could do the work they do without both. Some people have more time available, some have more money available, but the key to me seems to be to do what you can.
What is your favorite part of the Driftless?
That's such a hard question, but last year I started fishing and so all the beautiful trout streams are my newest favorite part of the Driftless.