Restoration volunteers cut, stack and chip or burn invasive trees and shrubs and eradicate aggressively invasive vascular plants, such as garlic mustard, which crowd out native woodland plants. Other groups of volunteers collect and sow seeds, usually on weekdays in the spring and fall. Still others help with prescribed burns to control regrowth of invasive species.
Bring gloves and loppers or clippers if you have them. If not, borrow ours. Be sure to wear long pants and close-toed shoes.
Updates will be posted online or sent by email.
Work parties will meet the first Wednesday and the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM - 12 noon to pull invasives, cut brush, or gather seed. Specific work will be announced by email before the work date. Additional dates are added throughout the season.
Volunteers should meet at the Pheasant Branch Dane County Parking lot (fire number 4864, labeled "County lot" on this online map) 1.2 miles north of Century Avenue on Pheasant Branch Road, unless instructed otherwise.
See you in the Conservancy!
There are many ways you can volunteer in the Pheasant Branch Conservancy! Join us at a scheduled work day, adopt-a-plot, monitor sandhill cranes, or join a committee!