Glacial Prairie Chapter is in the southeastern corner of Wisconsin, outside the Driftless Area. While our region lacks the hill prairies 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, firstname.lastname@example.org; 920-219-0427
State Natural Area work day
Saturday, January 12 - 9 am to noon
Enjoy the weather and cut up buckthorn at the springs of Bluff Creek SNA. Keep the brush cutting magic going 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. Google map
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, showup anyway. Call Ginny if you need direction help.
Badertscher Preserve Workday
Saturday, January 19 - 9am to noon
Badertscher Preserve is a 130-acre City of Muskego conservation property in northwestern Muskego purchased in 2012. In addition to the oak savanna restoration/reconstruction it has prairie reconstructions, restored wetlands (shrub carr, cattail marsh, sedge meadow), an interesting fen wetland, and hilly glacial topography.
Address: Badertscher Preserve S74 W20312 Field Drive, Muskego, WI
Please wear waterproof shoes if you have them and bring leather gloves. For information or if you are lost, or will be arriving late you may call Tom Zagar, cell phone – 414-587-1240
Adelman-Schwartz Preserve Workday
Saturday, January 26 - 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. 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 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
If you have any questions, comments or need more information, please contact the Glacial Prairie Chapter Event Coordinator at: email@example.com.