Read the Preserve E-Newsletter

The electronic newsletter is published three times a year. It details news about the Lakeshore Nature Preserve including research projects, educational uses, land stewardship and restoration efforts, and fundraising successes. It also provides a place to feature the names of our volunteers once a year in recognition for their contributions to the Preserve. To subscribe please send an email to


Newsletter highlights

2017 Summer E-Newsletter

Legacy Giving, Biocore Prairie Bird Observatory, Field Trips, Volunteer Spotlight, On-going Volunteers, AmeriCorps NCCC Crew, Prairie Partners Interns, Eagle Heights Woods, Willow Creek Woods, Jumping Worms, Student Engagement Grants, Welcome Seasonal Staff

2017 Spring E-Newsletter

Recognizing our donors and volunteers, Eagle Heights Woods, Spring volunteer greeters needed, Student engagement grant aids undergrad study, Volunteer spotlight, Get involved!, Friends of the Preserve field trips, Fig buttercup

2016 Fall E-Newsletter

New Picnic Point kiosk, Eagle Heights Woods update, MBAs with a heart, Student engagement grant proposals due March 1, New ongoing volunteers, Field trips, Preserve feeds leaf-cutter ants, Students for the Preserve, Volunteer opportunities, Biocore Prairie, Naval ROTC, Ecology 460, Monarch butterfly conservation studies

2016 Summer E-Newsletter

New invasive plant monitoring and control program, Eagle Heights Woods update, Student engagement grants awarded, Arbor Day observance, Preserve Prairie Partners interns, New slackline/hammock/rope swing policy, Friends of the Preserve, Volunteers opportunities, Narrow-leaf bittercress, Reserve fire circles online, Preserve Committee members

2016 Spring E-Newsletter

Volunteers support Preserve, Four Lakes Wildlife Center, Mound complex on National Register of Historic Places, F.H. King beehives, Officer Van Den Bogart, Eagle Heights Woods update, Gifts support Preserve, New volunteer initiative, Prescribed fire, Field trips, Volunteer opportunities

2015 Fall E-Newsletter

Students for the Preserve, UW Urban Canid Project, Eagle Heights Woods Update, New Picnic Point entrance, Mara McDonald, Pollinator Project, Engagement grants, Gifts support Preserve, 4th Sunday walks, Campus Master Plan update, Volunteer opportunities

2015 Summer E-Newsletter

Preserve a-buzz with research, Prairie partners interns, Introduction to phenology, Annual giving, Field trips, Dogs on leash welcome, Eagle Heights Woods update, Bluebird trail, Volunteer opportunities

2015 Spring E-Newsletter

Thank you volunteers, Dogs on leash welcome in Preserve, Spring burns plannned, Friends fund Eagle Heights Woods project, In memory, West campus stormwater project, Canid research, Preserve permits, 2014 volunteers

2014 Fall E-Newsletter

Biocore Prairie, Laura Wyatt, Time for Thanksgiving, Quentin Carpenter, Undergrad research, Students for the Preserve, Eagle Heights gardens applications, Preserve policy makers

2014 Summer E-Newsletter

Prairie partners interns, Student engagement grants, Cathie Bruner, Breeding bird survey, Bird and nature walks, Students for the Preserve, 5 questions with a volunteer, West campus stormwater update, Turtles, Friends of the Preserve

2014 Spring E-Newsletter

Fox and coyote research, Student engagement grants, Thank you volunteers, Saving butternut trees, Breeding bird survey, 5 questions with a volunteer, Eagle Heights Woods

2013 Fall E-Newsletter

Society for Ecological Restoration Volunteers, Preserve as Outdoor Lab, Autumn leaf color, Calvatia gigantea, West Campus stormwater project update, Party on the Path

2013 Summer E-Newsletter

Summer students in the Preserve, Prairie Partners interns, 2013 project updates, New invader--Japanese hedgeparsley, Growing season prescribed burns, Dogs in the Preserve

2013 Spring E-Newsletter

Thanks 2012 volunteers, planting vs seeding, 2013 project preview, academics in the Preserve, culinary control of garlic mustard

2012 Fall E-Newsletter

Autumnal fire, First-Year Interest Group, Wally Bauman Woods, Emerald ash borer, Stormwater, Volunteers, Biomass, New trailhead signs

2012 Summer E-Newsletter

Interns, Audio trail, New planting, New fire circle reservation system, Ticks, Research, Tractor, Project updates, Volunteers, Staff changes

2012 Spring E-Newsletter

2012 Garlic Mustard Challenge!, bumblebee ecology, burn season, invasives, Picnic Point improvement

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2007 Summer E-Newsletter