Glacial Prairie

Photo Credit: Alison Reinhoffer

Glacial Prairie

Photo Credit: Alison Reinhoffer

About Our Chapter

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 that 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.

In 2011, several Prairie Enthusiasts, including Alexandra Handlos, took steps to establish a new chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts in southeast Wisconsin. Two preliminary meetings were held, the first in Delafield on January 15 and the second in Waukesha on February 15.

On March 26, all interested parties attended the inaugural meeting of the new chapter at the Northside Public Library in Kenosha. Members voted on an official chapter name, officers, and chapter rules. 

After voting, members discussed prairie restoration in southeast Wisconsin and discuss potential sites for future projects.

The Glacial Prairie Chapter covers Dodge, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth, and Waukesha Counties in Wisconsin. We invite you to join us! 

Learn more About Our Chapter and the Prairies We Manage.

Facebook:  Chapter page

 

The Makutu Herbicide Stick Applicator

Everyone needs a good applicator for the variety of herbicides used in prairie and savanna restoration and conservation. The Makutu is the answer to all the applicator problems you have had in the past. It essentially consists of three pieces: the reservoir that is easy fill, a valve that controls the flow of herbicide, and the removable wick/wick holder. The durable wick is readily and economically replaceable with accessible material. The Makutu is offered in two sizes: 59 inches (so no bending); and 27 inches, ideal for treating small stems with the Makutu in one hand and a pruner in the other. It was developed at the request of one of Glacial Prairie Chapter’s stellar volunteers.

We can ship or arrange for pickup/drop off if you are in the SE Wisconsin (Glacial Prairie Chapter area).

Place your order HERE.

For additional questions, contact Alice Mirk, aimirk68@icloud.com; 920-219-0427

BOARD REPRESENTATIVE

Jessica Bizub

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CHAPTER CONTACT

Alexandra Paral

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BOARD REPRESENTATIVE

Jessica Bizub

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CHAPTER CONTACT

Alexandra Paral

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