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New volunteers are always welcome - no experience necessary! 

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.



Spring Valley Tract, New Glarus

Dates: April 30th, 9am - 1pm

We’ll be clearing brush from an old fenceline in preparation for removing posts and barbed wire. We're working in a wetland, so wear waterproof boots!

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Erickson Conservation Area, Argyle

Dates: TBD (contact Cindy for more details), 9am - 1pm

Timing and type of work will be weather dependent.  

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Sardeson Preserve, Mineral Point

Dates: March 12th, 9am - 1pm

We will be clearing invasive brush and sowing native seed in the cleared areas.

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Morrison Preserve, Muscoda

Dates: TBD (contact Cindy for more details), 9am - 1pm

Timing and type of work will be weather dependent.