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Preserve Stakeholder Meeting set for Sept. 29

Please attend the first of two stakeholder meetings to hear a status report on the 2015-16 workplan; then give us input as we start planning our work for next year. The meeting is scheduled for 5:00pm Tues. Sept. 29 in room 132 WARF (610 Walnut St.). Parking is free in lot 64 after 4:30PM. A second stakeholder meeting will be held in January to present the draft 2016 workplan and budget.

View the 6-month Status Report of the 2015 Work Plan.

If you wish to propose a project for capital improvements, funding assistance or maintenance support within the Lakeshore Nature Preserve, please complete and submit the Project Proposal Form. Proposals will be accepted until November 1


Hunting Not Allowed in the Preserve Including the Waters of Lake Mendota

Waterfowl hunting occurs at various intervals in the Madison area from September 1 through December 6 ( ). However, the discharge of firearms is not allowed in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve or in the waters of Lake Mendota within the municipal boundaries of the city of Madison. If you hear gunfire along the Preserve shores, call 911; note your location and where you are hearing gunfire.


Read the latest news from the Preserve ...

Summer 2015 Preserve E-Newsletter (Aug 3)

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


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...?

monarch butterfly

The monarch butterfly is the only butterfly known to make a two-way migration like birds do? They travel between 1,200 and 2,800 miles or more from the United States and Canada to central Mexican forests where they hibernate until spring. June marks the return of the Monarch butterfly to the Preserve. Read more about summer phenology.

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