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Monday, June 19, 2017

Volunteer Vacation

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Volunteer opportunity, Work day
Location: Devil's Lake SP

Volunteer Vacation, June 19-23, 2017

Join the Friends of Devil's Lake for a Volunteer Vacation at Devil's Lake State Park! Devil's Lake is the most-visited state park in Wisconsin with over 3 million visitors each year. That high use requires additional care of the trails, ecosystems, and facilities. You can help! The Friends of Devil's Lake will host a volunteer work week Monday-Friday June 19-23, 2017. This opportunity is open to Friends of Devil's Lake members and non-members adults who are 18 or older. There is a maximum volunteer work group size of 12 people. Cost: $50 for Friends of Devil's Lake members, $70 for non-members (ask about friends group membership opportunity).

The park and Friends Group provide:

  • Tent Camping space, water and shower facilities
  • Tools, safety glasses, work gloves
  • All meals and snacks (dietary needs accommodated)

Volunteers provide:

  • Personal camping tent
  • Personal sleeping bag and pad
  • Personal mess kit (travel mug, plate, fork, spoon) and reusable lunch bag
  • Personal toiletries and towel/washcloth
  • A week's worth of work clothing
  • Sturdy work/hiking boots
  • Casual active wear for free time and park exploration
  • Beach towel, swimsuit, sandals

Projects:

  • Trail work: tread repair, erosion control, brushing, signing and post painting.
  • Picnic area maintenance/rehab: placement/repair of grills, replacement of playground impact surface (from wood chips to rubber), picnic table repair.
  • Inclement weather projects: painting of building interiors, painting of picnic tables and benches, and putting in new signs in the use areas.

More information or registration:
Work projects will be led by Friends of Devil's Lake volunteers and park staff. Email Dave Barger if you are interested in volunteering.


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Devil's Lake SP information

Founded in 1911, Devil's Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest, and the most visited. Devil's Lake offers magnificent views from 500-foot quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails, or ease into the backcountry solitude. Devil's Lake is a beautiful year-round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

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Mailing Address: S5975 Park Rd., Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913-9299

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Adopt a Highway

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day
Location: Richard Bong SRA

Join us to clean up the highway in front of the park. All equipment is provided. You must be at least 12 years old to participate. A great way to earn service hours, get fresh air and exercise while helping the park! Meet at the Visitor Center.


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Richard Bong SRA information

Once designated to be a jet fighter base, Richard Bong State Recreation Area is fittingly named after Major Richard I. Bong, a Poplar, WI native who was America's leading air ace during World War II. The air base was abandoned three days before concrete was to be poured for a 12,500-foot runway. Local citizens had the foresight to protect this open space for future generations.

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Mailing Address: 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville, Wisconsin 53139

Note: Event dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Please verify event status, dates and times prior to attendance.

Last revised: Monday, February 27, 2017