Glacial Prairie Chapter is in the southeastern corner of Wisconsin, outside the Driftless Area. While our region lacks the hill prariies found in other chapters, we have some unique prairies associated with glacial till. Other prairies in the area include large sand prairies, some wet prairies, and the typical roadside and railroad prairies the escaped development. We work together in coops on lands of our members and partner with other organizations. We also are active during the week with schools in the area, doing presentations and planting school prairies.The Glacial Prairies Chapter covers Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth, and Waukesha Counties in Wisconsin. We invite you to join us!
Board representative: Alice Mirk, email; 920-219-0427
Chapter Work days.
If you have any questions, comments or need more information, please contact the Glacial Prairie Chapter Event Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Natural Area work day
Sat, Dec. 9th - 9am-noon
Enjoy the cool weather and cut up buckthorn at the springs of Bluff Creek SNA. Warm up your brush cutting arms and legs and start the brush cutting season here during our monthly Southern Kettle Moraine SNA workdays on the second Saturday and enjoy the beauty of this wetland and oak opening area in the process. Buckthorn can spread and shade out uncommon plants at this site. Bring a bag lunch to eat together afterwards. No skills needed you will be trained onsite.
Directions: Lone Tree parking lot. From Whitewater take Co Hwy P south past Hwy 12 about 2.5 miles and turn left on Esterly road. Travel a short distance and park on the parking lot on the east side of the road. Overflow parking along the road.
What to wear: Dress for the weather and wear clothes that are OK to get beat up, gloves (we will have extra), sturdy footwear, safety glasses (we will have extra).
What to bring: Loppers (optional), bag lunch (optional) If the workday is cancelled due to weather conditions, a message will be left at 262-441-0393 at least two hours prior to the event. If there is no cancellation message, the workday will continue as scheduled.
Contact: Please RSVP to Ginny Coburn at email@example.com or 262-441-0393 if interested so we know who to expect. But if you don’t get around to notifying, show up anyway. Call Ginny if you need direction help.
Glacial Prairie Holiday Party
Sun, Dec. 10th - 11am to 4pm
Come and join the dedicated gang of Glacial Prairie Enthusiasts for a holiday party pot luck at the home of Past Chapter Chair, Alexandra Paral. Bring a dish to pass, alcoholic beverage of your choice and stories from the prairies (and wetlands and savannas!)
Alex' address is W286 N6600 Hibritten Way Hartland WI.
Please call Alex if you are attending so she knows how many folks to expect! Her telephone number is 262-337-0431 or email her at
Adelman-Schwartz Preserve Workday
Sat, Dec. 16th - 9am to noon
This small dry prairie on the north shore of North Lake (Walworth County) is now owned by The Prairie Enthusiasts and the management responsibility of Glacial Prairie Chapter. The site was acquired through the generous donation of Charlotte Adelman and Bernard Schwartz, authors of The Midwestern Native Garden and Prairie Directory of North America. The site is located in Walworth County, in the Town of Sugar Creek (near Elkhorn). We will meet at the intersection of Blue Wing Rd. and North Lakeshore Drive. Park on Blue Wing Rd. We will be working on removing invasive species. Bring gloves wear boots, and bring loppers if you have them.
For more information on this volunteer opportunity email Zach Kastern, site manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Willowbrook Conservancy, Hartland—join GPC member Michelle Bonness, her family, neighbors and other GPC members as we continue to remove buckthorn and honeysuckle from this savanna/wetland/sedge meadow complex. There will be a fall planting this year, so this will be part of the preparation.
We will meet at N46 W28737 Willowbook Court at 9:00 AM and work until noon. Bring sturdy boots and work gloves. Training and tools will be provided. Call Michelle @ 262-367-7640 for directions or more information