2023 calendar for volunteer events in the Preserve
Join other volunteers to help care for the Lakeshore Nature Preserve at drop-in volunteer events!
Learn about the natural world, work in a beautiful and beloved landscape, meet new people or visit with old friends, get fresh air and exercise. Activities may include removing invasive plants, planting native plugs, collecting native seed, and maintaining trails.
Visit the Lakeshore Nature Preserve Events Calendar for upcoming dates and locations!
Pull GARLIC MUSTARD with the Friends!
Saturday, May 6th from 1:00 - 3:30 pm.
meet at FRAUTSCHI POINT parking lot
Rain date: Sunday, May 7th from 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Controlling Garlic Mustard allows the native plants and restoration to thrive.
Each Garlic Mustard plant produces AT LEAST 750 seeds.
These seeds continue to come up for up to seven years.
Roma Lenehan and Bryn Scriver will lead the effort.
Bring your own gloves or use gloves and tools provided.
Join other volunteers to help care for the Lakeshore NaturePreserve
Gloves and tools will be provided.
Volunteering is a great way to find out what’s going on in the Preserve. Tools and training provided. Dress to work outdoors, and prepare to meet new people and have fun. For more information please contact: Bryn Scriver, Preserve Outreach Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-220-5560. The list above includes all regularly scheduled volunteer days in the Preserve.
Note: Work parties are cancelled in case of severe weather (snowstorms, thunderstorms, temperatures lower than 10 degrees F or above 90 degrees F) or if the ground is too muddy or snowy for work.
Glenda Denniston and Roma Lenehan are the Friends and the Preserve's strongest volunteers by far. Photo Arlene Koziol. Their combined effort in the Preserve doing field work as volunteers amounts to more than 1200 hours each year. They have worked in the Preserve for the last 15 years and have been named Preserve Stewards.