A series of walks within the UpperYaharaRiver Watershed and
Earth Week to YaharaLakes Week or Take a Stake in the LakesDays.
Watershed Walks begin at
April 22†† Patrick Marsh†††††††††††††††† Friends
of Patrick Marsh††††††††††††††† ††††††† Stone Quarry Road, Sun Prairie
Earth Week†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Highway 151 south on Columbus Street, east on Stone Quarry Road. †Meet Mark Smith, PatrickMarshMiddle School Science
Teacher at the wildlife area parking lot kiosk: (608-834-7686).
April 29†† Culver Conservancy†††††††† ††††††††† Token Creek Watershed
Association††††† 3667 Egre Road, DeForest
Highway 19, north on Portage Road, east
on Egre Road.
Meet John and/or Judith Hutchinson of Token Creek Watershed Association for a
glimpse of the springs and progress of the restoration of Token Creek:
May 6††††† Cherokee Marsh†††††††††††† Friends of Cherokee Marsh††† 6098 North Sherman
Sherman Avenue ends in a gravel road to parking lot. Meet Russ Hefty,
Conservation Resource Supervisor and Jan Axelson of the Friends of Cherokee
Marsh to visit a sedge meadow and wet prairie. See spring wildflowers and
listen for swamp sparrows and sedge wrens. Learn about the geology and past
human impacts in the marsh:† (608-241-5828).
May 13 †† North Mendota†††††††††††††† Dane County Parks ††††††††††††††† †††††††††56668 Woodland Drive, Waunakee
††††††† Natural Resource Area†† Enter
off Enchanted View Lane.
Continue straight onto gravel road until parking area in front of large gray
barn. Meet Nancy Schlimgen to walk to the edge of the Six-mile Creek for a view
of its adjacent wetlands within this new natural resource area: (608-849-8870
May 20††† Jacksonís
Landing†††††††††† Town of Westport†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5485 Willow Road, Waunakee
County Highway M, then south
on Willow Road.
Meet Jim Stephenson at the Willows Tavern parking lot. Hear the history of this
site while viewing the vital wildlife habitat of these preserved wetlands.
(*same contact as above)
May 27††† Governorís Island†††††††††† Mendota Mental
Health Institute††† †††††† ††††††Cinder Lane, Madison
via Green Avenue
or Troy Drive
left onto Cinder Lane
into parking lot. Meet Gary Maier for his interpretation of Effigy Mounds.
(Come early if you wish to walk the Governorís Island
loop on your own).*
June 3††††† Holy Wisdom MonasteryBenedictine Women of Madison††††† †† 4200
Co. Hwy. M,Middleton
County Highway M entrance,
then curve to the lower left parking lot.
Meet Paul Boutwell to see progress
of landscape plans for storm water management considerations surrounding the new
LEED certified building and the impact of Lost Lake and the upland prairies on
(608-836-1631 ext. 121).
June 10†† Pheasant Branch ††††††††††† Friends of Pheasant Branch†† †††††††††††††††Highland Way, Middleton †††††††††††††††Creek Conservancy††††††† ††††††† Century Avenue west of Hwy
Q intersection at the first stoplight turn and
Take a Stake in the LakesDays†††††††† proceed to the gate. Meet Janet Kane to get an overview of new
management plans for Highland Way
portion of the Conservancy and explore the impact on water quality in the
June 17†† Dunnís Marsh††††††††††††††††† Dawley
Conservancy Park†† 3051 South Seminole
Take a Stake in the LakesDays††††† Seminole
Highway South from the Beltline or North from PD/McKee Road.† The Seminole Highway parking lot, from the
Beltline, is on your right after you pass the marsh and begin to climb a small
hill, or on your left a ľ mile after you cross PD. Meet Brooke Norsted, Chair
of Friends of Dunnís Marsh: