Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve
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Eagle Heights Woods
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Membership Survey of the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve – 2020
This survey aims to find out how the
of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve
can satisfy your interests and expectations. The
Board is always working to improve communication with you, the
, after question #8, when you are done.
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1. About our members
When did you join the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve?
How often did you visit the Preserve in the last 12 months?
11 and more times
What do you do in the Preserve?
Which areas of the Preserve do you visit most?
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What draws you to the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve?
2. How can we better engage members and the community to connect with the Preserve?
Field trips and Nature Outings
host more than 30 field trips/year, with topics ranging from geology, fungi, trees, birds, prairies, and wetlands to climate change, and attracting over 500 people from the community and students. Typically, a quarter or less of the participants are members.
Have you attended one or more field trip during the past 3 years?
Intend to in the future
What may have kept you from attending?
What other topics would interest you?
New Activities and Events.
What other kinds of events or activities would you be likely to attend?
Mark all that apply.
Guest Speaker, indoors
Wellness walking group
Field trip to another site
Environmental breakfast cafe
What other topics?
partner with other organizations with exhibits on behalf of the Preserve. In addition, we would like to explore opportunities to assist the many diverse groups in the Madison community to experience the Preserve, including people with limited mobility.
What opportunities or events would you suggest to engage more diverse groups?
This is an event for meeting up with other Friends, hear a keynote speaker, learn what’s new in the Preserve, elect new Board officers.
Have you attended one or more Annual Meetings during the past 3 years?
Intend to attend in the future
What makes you want to come?
If not you don’t attend, what keeps you away?
Is there a particular topic you would like to hear about?
. If you are considering more involvement, what area(s) might interest you?
Mark your preferences in the list below
Restoration (physical work in restoration and invasive species control)
Citizen science (Bluebird Trail, Purple Martin House, water quality monitoring)
Education and outreach (helping with field trips or exhibits)
Survey of plants in restoration areas
Communication (newsletter, blog contributions, photo sharing)
Board of the Friends
Please contact Steve Sentoff with your interest (email@example.com) Or provide your contact information here:
. How should the
support the Preserve through our memberships’ financial contributions?
What projects/topics should be added to the list below for financial support?
✔️ Prairie Partners Internships ✔️ Restoration projects
Eagle Heights Woods)
✔️ Spring planting festival ✔️ Stewardship fund of the Preserve
✔️ Citizen Science projects expenses
(equipment for monitoring of bats, birds and water quality)
5. How do you access information about the
of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve?
Friends website at
This website informs about field trips and events, the
citizen science projects, blogs on people stories and events, nature sightings in the Preserve, research and environmental science pages prepared by members for members, online newsletter, and more.
Do you use the Friends website?
What is effective on this website?
What is missing or can it be improved?
What do you like about the Friends’ newsletter?
How can it be improved?
How do you assess the frequency of mailings?
What other ways of communicating do you suggest?
6. Are there particular issues related to the Preserve for which you would like the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve to advocate?
7. Is there anything else you would like us to know?
8. Can you share with us your favorite moment or experience in the Preserve?
Thank you for completing this survey.
Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve
P.O. Box 5534
Madison, WI 53705
UW-Madison Lakeshore Nature Preserve
UW Nelson Institute
Clean Lakes Alliance
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