EMPIRE-SAUK: WORK PARTY
Tree & Brush Removal
Saturday, September 16 – 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Location: Moely Prairie
Please join us as we continue our efforts in removing and piling invasive trees and brush that remain on the property. Volunteers have been working in earnest on this small 23.5-acre remnant Moely Prairie for the last seven 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 200 in the time we’ve been doing restoration work and controlled burns. If weather allows, we will head to nearby Prairie House restaurant afterwards and enjoy a meal together out on their patioWHAT TO BRING:
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. As the weather continues to be hot and little shade is available, a water bottle is highly suggested.
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.
WORK PARTY LEADER:
Paul Anderson – (608) 712-9552