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Date(s) - 12/15/2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Help cut invasive shrubs and use brush to block unauthorized trails in and around East Bluff SNA at Devils Lake State Park. Take in some of the most breathtaking views Wisconsin has to offer and help protect some of the most uncommon species and natural communities in the Midwest. If the trails are not snowy/icy we’ll be concentrating work efforts around the prairie and the Devils Doorway trail segment. This will be the first of a series of monthly stewardship activities sponsored by Ben Bomkamp and Kerstyn Perrett of NatureWorks llc through 2019, who are hoping to help build enthusiasm and understanding of the role that we can all be playing to protect our state’s most treasured and irreplaceable resources. No skills needed you will be trained onsite.

Directions: Meeting location will depend on snow/ice cover, work will be near or on top of East Bluff of Devils Lake State Park. Please RSVP by the day before to Kerstyn at Kerstyn@NatureWorksWi.com to get final location in an email sent the day before. If you are unable to make the walk to the top of East Bluff, we can likely arrange a ride if you let us know in advance.

What to Wear: Dress for the weather and wear clothes that are OK to get beat up, long pants, long sleeves, gloves (we will have extra), sturdy footwear, safety glasses (we will have extra).

What to Bring: Loppers, hand pruners, and/or handsaw (all optional)
Contact info: If lost day of contact Kerstyn at 608-577-8881.

Next Workday: January 25th – Cutting and piling brush at East Bluff SNA.

Follow-up dates are set for the fourth Friday of every month through 2019 and may also include additional activities such as collecting and spreading seed.

Want to get more involved protecting the places you care about? We want to help you get started! If you have an interest in becoming a
workday leader/co-leader or volunteering independently (whether here or elsewhere), be sure to mention it to us. We are unable to commit to sponsoring monthly workdays beyond 2019, but we hope to use this series of stewardship activities as an opportunity to help recruit and train additional volunteers who share our commitment to protecting Wisconsin’s natural areas, who may be willing to help continue or expand upon these stewardship activities for years to come!

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