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Badger Green Scene: Party on the Path, Fri. Sept. 5, 1:30-3:30pm

Party on the Path is an opportunity for students to get out on the Lakeshore Path and explore the thriving Badger Green Scene. This is your chance to meet others who are involved in sustainability on campus. Tour the path, take in the Memorial Union Terrace and chat with campus advisors about how to make sustainability part of your UW–Madison experience. Enjoy the natural space! The party starts at the Limnology Lab at the east end of the Lakeshore Path and ends at Tripp Commons at the Lakeshore Dorms.

All students of all majors are welcome for this green-themed Wisconsin Welcome event, sponsored by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Office of Sustainability.
(Aug 29)

Read the latest news from the Preserve!

Summer 2014 Preserve E-Newsletter (July 22)

Explore the Preserve with Free Friends Field Trips!

Every year the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve host a variety of fun and interesting field trips in the Preserve. Everyone is welcome! Check out the schedule here.

In addition, the Friends of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve and the Madison Audubon Society will co-sponsor monthly Bird and Nature Walks--every 4th Sunday from 1:30-3:00PM starting Sunday March 23. 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. (March 17)

Website Reorganization

We've made changes to the website to make things easier to find. Please REFRESH your browser by hitting F5 or your refresh icon. If you can't find what you're looking for use the search box. (Jan. 20)


New Fire Circle Reservation System

Fire circles in the Preserve are a great tradition, even in cold weather! Learn more and see a map of fire circles here.

To make reservations for a fire circle please contact Campus Event Services at 608-262-2511 Mon. through Fri. 8:00am to 5:00pm. UW-Madison departments and registered student organizations can reserve a site on-line at


Did you know...?

Mendota ice pressure crack

The pressure crack in the lake can set off campus seismic recorders when it shifts? Read more about winter phenology

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