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Coming Soon--a new updated "mobile first" Website

The curent site will continue to be updated until the new site is launched. Please note the SEARCH function does not work on the home page but still works on all other pages.


Preserve Stakeholder Meeting Feb 3, 2016--5pm in room 132 WARF

Please join us for the second of two Stakeholder meetings where we present and take comments on the 2016 draft workplan and budget. The meeting will be held in Room 132 of the WARF building (610 Walnut St.). Parking is free in lot 64 starting at 4:30pm. View the 2016 Draft Work Plan, 2016 Draft Operating Budget and 2016 Draft Capital Budget.


2016 Student Engagement Grants--Due March 1, 2016

The Lakeshore Nature Preserve Committee is pleased to announce small grant opportunities (up to $1000 each) for undergraduates or faculty and staff working with undergraduates to facilitate the use of the Preserve for educational purposes. The application deadline is March 1, 2016. View the Request for Proposals.

The grants are made possible by the Preserve Academic Endowment Fund established by former faculty member Professor Robert M. Goodman and the late Professor Henry Hart.

Free Family Friendly Bird and Nature Walks--Every 4th Sunday!

The Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve and the Madison Audubon Society have joined together to offer monthly Bird and Nature Walks--every 4th Sunday from 1:30-3:00PM. These informal outings welcome students, families and kids. Walk leaders and participants share their knowledge about the birds, animals and plants they find as they stroll the Preserve paths. Meet at Picnic Point lot 129.

Read the latest about the Preserve...

in the Fall 2015 Lakeshore Nature Preserve E-Newsletter.


For a report on the Preserve’s activities in 2014, read the Lakeshore Nature Preserve 2014 Annual Report.



Did you know...?

icicles at Raymer's Cove

Some of the most dramatic ice formations that occur each year in the Preserve can be found on the cliffs by Raymer's Cove. Be sure to look for them!

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