EMPIRE-SAUK WORK PARTY
Brush & Tree Removal
Saturday, January 20 — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Moely Prairie
Please join us as we continue our efforts in removing and piling invasive trees and brush that remain on the property. We may also burn brush piles.
Volunteers have been working in earnest on this small 23.5-acre remnant Moely Prairie for the last 7 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, but still offers a peaceful respite to hike, cross-country ski and snowshoe. This location also provides 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 200 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-toed 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. Do not wear synthetic fabrics near burn piles.
WORK PARTY LEADER:
Paul Anderson, 608-712-9552
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.