University of Wisconsin–Madison

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 join-preservenews@lists.wisc.edu.

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2018 Spring E-Newsletter Recognizing Donors and Volunteers, Preserve and UW Arboretum Collaborate on Prescribed Burn, Biocore Birthday Party, Biocore Prairie Bird Observatory, Friends of the Preserve Vegetation Survey, Wally Bauman Woods and Groundswell Conservancy, Volunteer Spotlight, New Raymer’s Cove Sign
2017 Fall E-Newsletter Ecology 460, Bats, White-Nose Syndrome, Bench, Gifts to the Preserve, Volunteer Spotlight, On-going Volunteers, Friends of the Preserve Citizen Science Projects, Field Trips, Eagle Heights Woods,Quercus species, Willow Creek Woods, Welcome Seasonal Staff
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
2011 Fall E-Newsletter
2011 Summer E-Newsletter
2011 Spring E-Newsletter
2010 Fall E-Newsletter
2010 Summer E-Newsletter
2010 Spring E-Newsletter
2009 Fall E-Newsletter
2009 Spring E-Newsletter
2008 Spring E-Newsletter
2007 Summer E-Newsletter