In honor of the 52nd anniversary of the first Earth Day, and because spring will be here, we’ll turn our focus this month to nature and feature groups in our community that are living the vision of Earth Day. Virtually all of our major parks and natural areas have “friends” groups that get their hands dirty taking care of the parks and natural areas, organize voices in support of the park or natural area, teach members of the public about the park or natural area, and raise funds for the benefit of the park or natural area.
You’ll learn about parks and natural areas that are often undiscovered gems that lie within easy reach of anyone in Dane County. You’ll be introduced to dedicated conservationists, master naturalists, and experienced advocates for our parks and natural areas. Not only will they share pictures of their parks and natural areas, but you’ll also be provided with the opportunity to get involved with these or other “friends” groups.
Speakers will include Sheila Leary, Wisconsin Master Naturalist and Board Member of the Friends of Cherokee Marsh; Tim Astfalk, Friends of Hoyt Park; and Hans Hilbert, Friends of Pheasant Branch
If you have preliminary questions for the speakers, please email them in advance to program coordinators Tom Eggert at email@example.com by Tuesday, April 13.
Food Pantry Contributions:
Checks payable to UW-Foundation, with "Open Seat" on the memo line may be mailed to UWRA, 21 North Park Street, Room 7205, Madison, WI 53715-1218.
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 15
Advance registration is required. You are encouraged to register online. To register by phone or email, call the Association office. If you or your guest registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please cancel your registration online, or email/call the UWRA office.
NOTE: The weblink and virtual call information will be included in the meeting reminders registrants receive.
UW-Madison Retirement Association
21 N Park St, Room 7205
Madison WI 53715-1218