Restoration Day at Sugar River Wetlands
January 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Meeting site map: http://uppersugar.org/
Help USRWA restore the Sugar River Wetlands State Natural Area during our series “4th Saturday” volunteer work days. In January, volunteers will help burn brush piles accumulated last winter/spring, and continue removing invasives (buckthorn, honeysuckle) and treating them with herbicide. It’s a great event for all ages and abilities, and it promises to be rewarding, fun, and a great way to experience the outdoors.
Our goal in 2018 is to continue removing all woody invasive species on the west side of Military Ridge State Trail until we connect with a flourishing prairie nearby. It will be a tall task, but we believe it’s possible with the help of our volunteers.
Volunteers are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring a pair of work gloves if possible. There will also be work gloves available for people to borrow. Some areas can be wet as well, so boots are not a bad idea. Any work tools needed for the day will be provided, but volunteers are welcome to bring their own equipment if they would prefer (handsaws, loppers, etc.).
Coffee, hot chocolate and refreshments will be provided to fuel the great work of the volunteers.
Volunteers and work leaders will meet where Epic Lane and County View Road meet in Verona, overlooking the Epic Systems campus to the east and the Military Ridge State Trail to the west. An approximate address is 2517 Country View Road, Verona, WI 53593.
RSVP’ing in advance is appreciated, but not necessary. Feel free to contact Wade Moder at email@example.com or call 920-850-6902. RSVPs can also be made via the Facebook Event Page.
Looking forward to a fun series of “4th Saturday” workdays and improving one of our prized State Natural Areas!