GLACIAL PRAIRIE WORK DAY
Saturday, May 27th – 9:00 AM to Noon
Location: Benedict Prairie
The Benedict Prairie Unit of The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station consists of about six acres, 100 feet wide and one half mile long. It is on what was once a railroad right of way on the old Kenosha-Silver Lake-Beloit branch line of the Chicago Northwestern Railroad.
This is an iconic and rare mesic prairie that was actually inventoried in the 1950’s by the famous professor John T. Curtis. Don’t miss your chance to work on this exceptional site.
We will continue work on this prairie by removing dense brush in the areas around and in the prairie.
WHAT TO WEAR:
You will need sturdy footwear, clothes that can get beat up and work gloves, plus a water bottle! This prairie is a joy to work on!
WHERE TO MEET:
I-94 to state hwy 50 (Kenosha/Lake Geneva exit) Hwy 50 west 1.5 miles to 144th Ave. South on 144th Ave 0.6 miles Benedict Prairie is on the east side. There is a sign near the road.
WORK PARTY LEADER:
If you have questions or need more information contact Alan Eppers at 847-691-6505 or email at email@example.com