EMPIRE SAUK CHAPTER WORK DAY
Moely Prairie Tree & Brush Removal Workday
Saturday, March 18th – 9:00 AM to Noon
Please join us at Moely Prairie as we continue our efforts to remove and pile invasive trees and brush that remain on the property. Depending on snow cover, we may be burning brush piles and/or cutting additional trees on the property.
Volunteers have been working in earnest on this small 23.5-acre remnant Moely Prairie for the
last 5 years, and tremendous progress has been made in clearing the large stands of invasive
trees and brush. The property is unique as it’s completely surrounded by the village of
Prairie du Sac and offers not only a peaceful respite to hike, but also meaningful educational
opportunities and citizen science programming for our local students and residents who have
also been helping with our restoration efforts. We’ve been excited to watch our native plant
inventory grow from 70 species when we started, to just over 190 in the time we’ve been doing restoration work and controlled burns.
What to Bring/Wear: Please wear long sleeves, long pants and sturdy closed-toe shoes and bring your own work gloves and your favorite equipment if you wish (loppers, chainsaws, etc.). Extra loppers and herbicide will be available for use.
Work Party Leader: Paul Anderson, 608-712-9552
Directions to Site: From Hwy 12, turn east onto Hwy PF. After passing the prairie on
your right, take a right onto 21st St, a right onto Fullerton Dr, a left on Billings Ave,
and then a right onto Alban La. Park at the dead end and enter the prairie from there.
Photo of Moely Prairie © Amy Chamberlin