The Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve inspires people to connect to and care for the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Stretching from the Eagle Heights Natural Area to Picnic Point and the Lakeshore Path, the Preserve is a jewel of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, distinguishing it as one of the most beautiful in the country. The Preserve is open to the public.
Please see our Mission and Goals and join us in caring for the Preserve. We invite you to explore the Preserve on this web site and in person, and attend Volunteer Days and Field Trips.
For an Interactive Map of the Preserve, information on research and UW classes that use the Preserve, obtaining permits, the Preserve Master Plan and other topics, be sure to check the extensive
UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve website maintained by the Preserve management staff.
Among the university student organizations, the Sierra Club's Wisconsin John Muir Chapter has become involved with the Preserve through volunteer work in Muir Woods. Student representatives also serve on the Board of the Friends and are appointed annually to the Preserve Committee.
March 26–Birding and Nature Walk with Ryan Treves (Sunday, 1:30–3:00 p.m.) Help celebrate World Water Day with a family friendly walk at the beautiful Lakeshore Nature Preserve on Lake Mendota. Meet at the Picnic Point parking lot at 2002 University Bay Drive. Contact, 698-0104, firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 2–Exploration Stations at Picnic Point, UW Science Spectacular (Sunday, 2:00–3:30 p.m.) Meet at the entrance to Picnic Point. Visit four stations: Dave Mickelson at the stonewall, Paul Borowsky at the effigy mounds and the native people who created them, Diane Dempsey at the trees station, and Sue Denholm at a viewing station. Children can engage in related activities at each station. Contact Doris Dubielzig, email@example.com For more information about Science Expeditions, see http://www.science.wisc.edu/events-science-expeditions.htm
Sunday April 2, 9am-Noon, meet at Picnic Point lot 129
April 20 and April 28 Beyond Backyard Birding (Thursday 6:30-9:30 p.m.) These evening trips are especially for backyard birders looking to grow their skills! Meet at Picnic Point parking lot. This trip is limited to 20 people—registration is required! Please contact Carolyn to reserve your spot. Leaders: Carolyn and BJ Byers, firstname.lastname@example.org