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Preserve Stakeholder Meeting Jan. 27, 2015--5pm in room 132 WARF

Please join us for the second of two Stakeholder meetings where we present and take comments on the 2015 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 2015 Draft Work Plan and Budgets.

2015 Student Engagement Grants Announced

The Lakeshore Nature Preserve Committee is pleased to announce a small grant opportunity for undergraduates or faculty and staff working with undergraduates to facilitate the use of the Preserve for educational purposes. There is a $1000 maximum award. The application deadline is February 16, 2015. 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.

Questions may be directed to Laura Wyatt, Preserve Program Manager ( or Chloe Wardropper, Preserve Committee ( (Nov. 25)

Hazard Tree Removal Starts Week of Nov. 24

Crews will begin removing about 80 dead and dying trees starting the week of Nov. 24. All trees identified for removal were either dead or showed signs of significant decline and are considered hazardous because they could fall on trails or Indian burial mounds. Work is expected to continue through spring, as weather permits. Read more in the UW-Madison News. (Nov. 25)

Find out what's happening in the Preserve...

Read the Fall 2014 Preserve E-newsletter (Nov. 12)

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 the Eagle Heights Community Gardens tool shed, 3016 Lake Mendota Drive just up the hill from University Bay Drive. (Nov. 12)


Did you know...?

mouse tracks in snow

Although many animals are hard to see during the winter months, it is actually much easier to trace their comings and goings when there is snow on the ground than at other times of the year. Watch for tracks! Read more about winter phenology.

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