Join us at the Kettle Moraine State Forest in Wisconsin! Come to our second Saturday monthly workdays on Southern Kettle Moraine SNAs. We will bundle, cut, and treat the grass Phragmites. Phragmites has invaded the rich wetlands surrounding Bluff Creek, a cold, clear trout stream. It spreads quickly through a network of underground and aboveground stems, quickly choking out native vegetation. This work will build on previous efforts to kill and stop Phragmites spread, allowing native sedges, grasses, and wildflowers to persist.
No skills needed, you will be trained onsite. See the difference previous years efforts have made!
Date: August 13th
Directions: From Whitewater take Co Hwy P south past Hwy 12 to the pull off before Bluff Creek on the right or the Bluff Creek fishery area parking lot on the left just before Bluff Creek. It’s about 2 miles south of Hwy 12. What to wear: Dress for the weather and wear pants, long sleeves, clothes that are OK to get beat up, gloves (we will have extra), sturdy footwear, safety glasses (we will have extra). It is possible your feet might get wet so bring a pair of boots to wear if conditions are wet. What to bring: Sunscreen, bug spray, drinking water.
Contact: We prefer you RSVP to Ginny Coburn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-441-0393 if interested so we know who to expect. But if you don’t get around to notifying, show up anyway. Call Ginny if you need direction help.
Cancellation: If the workday is cancelled due to weather conditions, a message will be left on Ginny’s phone at 262-441-0393 at least two hours prior to the event. If there is no cancellation message, the workday will continue as scheduled.
Next workday: September 10th – Seed collecting