Prairie Sands

Prairie Sands Chapter is located in the geological center of Wisconsin in the sandy soils of ancient glacial lakes.

This region features some of the state’s premier examples of remnant dry prairies, pine barrens and oak savannas.  Research and protection for the endangered Karner blue butterfly and the greater prairie chicken is centered in this region.

The Prairie Sands chapter covers Adams, Marquette, Juneau, Portage, Waushara, Waupaca, and Green Lake Counties in Wisconsin. We invite you to join us! 

Learn more by visiting About our chapter and Sites and projects web pages. For past news, visit our Past News webpage.

Chapter contact:  Mary "Ray" Goehring, [email protected]

Board representative:  David Hamel, [email protected], 608-296-2866

Facebook:  Chapter page


What's New

 

Prairie Restoration Tour and Second Flight of Endangered Karner blue butterfly

Ken Erickson, is planning an event at his prairie restoration in Waushara County on Saturday, July 16th.  He has timed this to happen during the expected second flight of the Karner blue butterflies.  He has partnered with several other conservation organizations.  Attached is a flyer and a map. The flyer may be updated as plans unfold. Click here to RSVP for the event!

We are looking for volunteers to help identify plants along the self guided tour.  Please let Ken or I know if you can help.

He is asking those who want to stay for the speaker to please bring your own lawn chair.  Also bring a sack lunch.

Ken's contact information:  Phone 715 256-0739

                                           Email:  [email protected]


PRAIRIE SANDS CHAPTER 2020 FIELD TRIPS AND WORK DAYS

Some events may be cancelled due to COVID-19

 

MECAN PRAIRIE WORKDAY -- LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS

DATE:  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7

TIME:  9:30 - NOON

WHERE:  John Shillinglaw's Mecan Prairie and Savanna

I will also have a work day on at Mecan Prairie on Saturday, November 7 from 9:30 until noon.  We will be treating oak sprouts with triclopyr.  Weather permitting we will picnic after or go eat in Wautoma.

(more details about the November Workday closer to the date.)

 

 


Chris Schaefer has volunteered to be our chapter Membership Coordinator.  She will be reminding you of when your TPE membership dues need to be renewed. Thank you Chris for volunteering to do this tedious but necessary job.


 

Karner Blue Butterfly conservation 

Learn more about our work and funding opportunities in this blog post.