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
Sat, November 10th - 9 am to noon
Get outside and take care of Whitewater Oak Opening SNA.
Help volunteers during our monthly Southern Kettle Moraine SNA workdays on the second Saturday. Protect some majestic oaks in the process. We will spray, cut and pile brush at a couple different sites including two remnant hill prairies. Buckthorn can spread and shade out savanna plants at this site. Bring a bag lunch to eat afterwards. No skills needed you will be trained onsite.
Directions: From Whitewater take Co Hwy P south past Hwy 12 to Kettle Moraine Drive. Turn left (east) to McCabe Rd. Turn right (south) to a lane through the pine trees. Watch for a sign directing you. Google map.
What to wear: Dress for the weather and wear clothes that are OK to get beat up.
What to bring: Loppers (optional), bag lunch (optional)
Contact: Please RSVP to Ginny Coburn 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.
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.
Work day and pot-luck at UW Field Station Waukesha
Sun, November 11th - 1pm to 4pm
Join us on Sun. Nov. 11 for the last Friends of the Field Station workday of 2018. We'll be cutting buckthorn to release the beautiful old oaks in our old growth forest. Please bring eye protection and work gloves if you have them (we have extras of both if you need to borrow some). We'll work from 1-4pm, and there will be a pot luck afterward if you want to hang out once the work's done.
Address: W349S1480 Waterville Rd Oconomowoc WI 53066
Workday at Adelman-Schwartz Preserve
Saturday November 17th - 9am to noon
The preserve lies in an area that historically was oak savanna. Survey notes submitted by Orson Lyon in May 1836 reveal that the area was notable for the presence bur oak and, to a lesser extent, white oak, black oak, hickory and aspen. Most of the understory was comprised of young oaks and, in at least one location, “red-root” (Ceanothus spp.).
The small hill prairie is a remnant of pre-settlement history. Dry and dry-mesic prairies now are relatively uncommon in Southeast Wisconsin outside of the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit.
This month we will focus on brush removal. Wear suitable clothing, bring safety glasses if you have them and work gloves.
Address: 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
For more information contact site manager Zach Kastern 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.