Established in 1993, our chapter was instrumental in starting the grassroots work that led to formation of The Prairie Enthusiasts. From the sand prairies along the Rock River to the rolling uplands of the driftless area, the Prairie Bluff Chapter encompasses diverse habitats and a diverse group of people who share a passion for prairies. Our activities are seasonal: tree and brush projects in the winter, prescribed fire in the spring and fall, weed management in spring and early summer, seed collecting in summer and fall.
The Prairie Bluff chapter covers Lafayette, Green and Rock Counties in Wisconsin. We invite you to join us!
We hold chapter meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Monroe Library.
Meetings are always open to the public.
On average 15 faithful attend. Sometimes we have potlucks, cookouts, or educational presentations. PBC attempts to keep proceedings simple; we prefer no boards or subcommittees. Any member attending the meeting may vote. Our chapter membership includes approximately 100 subscribers.
Muralt Bluff Reunion
On July 1, five prairie enthusiasts, from left John Ochsner, Dan Hazlett, Gary Eldred, Jonathan Wilde and Chuck Phillipson, returned to Muralt Bluff Prairie to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Green County's purchase of this 62-acre bluff prairie. These five, plus Reynold Zeller and Tim Hammerli (both now deceased) had burned the prairie in 1975.
The resulting bloom of blazing stars and other flowers impressed the county board, and in 1976 they permanently protected the property.