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Volunteer Opportunity - Prairie Restoration Work Party

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Last updated on October 15, 2015

Great group project! Join in the restoration of prairies, forests, and oak savannas of the U.W. Arboretum on Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon. Learn about these special places while removing invasive plants, preparing sites for prescribed burns, and sowing seeds. Activities change with the seasons. All tools, equipment, instruction, and refreshments are provided. Participants should wear long pants, sturdy shoes, and be ready to get dirty. Dress for being outdoors. Work parties are canceled when it is raining.

Groups are welcome with advance arrangements, and work days other than Saturdays can be scheduled. Youths are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

This opportunity is sponsored by: UW-Madison Arboretum

This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Adult (18+)  Large Group (11+)
Adolescents (13-17)  Small Group (2-10)
Adults (55+)  Unpaid Interns
We need volunteers who are free at these times
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
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Upcoming Dates:

Date Time # volunteers requested  
Nov 28, 2015 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Contact Person:
Marian Farrior, Earth Partnership Field Manager, (phone), (email)
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 1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711
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 Start your visit & volunteer experience at the Arboretum Visitor Center. To reach the Visitor Center from downtown/campus travel south on Mills Street past St. Mary's Hospital. At the stop sign marking the intersection of Mills St., Haywood, Wingra Drive, and Arboretum Drive, turn right onto Arboretum Drive. Go about 2 miles until you reach a large, paved parking lot adjacent to a building. This is the Arboretum Visitor Center. You may also reach the Visitor Center by turning east from Seminole Highway onto Arboretum Drive. Travel about .5 miles to a large, paved parking lot adjacent to a building - that is the Visitor Center. For Google Maps or MapQuest use the address "2880 Longenecker Drive, Madison 53711" to find the visitor center.

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Is this an opportunity for youth to volunteer?
If yes, what is the minimum age allowed?
12, with a parent.
Is this opportunity appropriate for court-ordered service?
Last updated on October 15, 2015

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a relaxed, appreciative environment

 I volunteered at the Arboretum a few years ago and worked on their archives. It was a very pleasant environment and everyone was so friendly and appreciative. I'd highly recommend it!
posted by katreese on March 9, 2003
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