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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

50th Earth Day Celebration

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: MacKenzie Center

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the vision of Wisconsin's own Gaylord Nelson. Come join us at the Mackenzie Center for conservation projects of varying levels of skills and abilities and learn how you can become stewards of the land, air and water. Please come prepared with attire appropriate for outdoor work, including work gloves and rain gear. Parking and check-in will be in the Badger Den parking lot. RSVP at 608-635-8105.

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MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Earth Week Litter Pick Up

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Food, Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by helping give the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive and other forest locations a spring cleaning. Join others for a morning of camaraderie and litter pick up. Youth and other groups are encouraged to participate. Bring your own gloves. Garbage bags will be provided. Meet at the Forest Headquarters off County Road G to get your road assignment. After cleaning up, return to the Headquarters for snacks and refreshments. Meet at the Forest Headquarters locate at N1765 County Road G, Campbellsport, which is south of County Road SS near New Prospect. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kettle Moraine. To register groups, call 262-626-2116.


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Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit information

The Kettle Moraine Northern Unit is comprised of about 30,000 acres stretching 30 miles across Sheboygan, Fond du Lac and Washington Counties. The forest is managed for multiple use, including recreation management, sustainable forest products, water quality and soil protection, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, native biological diversity and aesthetics.


Mailing Address: N1765 Highway G , Campbellsport, Wisconsin 53010

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Work Play Earth Day

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit

Join the Rangers as they lead you on a day of service learning projects. Tree planting, litter pick up, and other assorted projects. Pike Lake is an amazing place and with your helping hands we can make it shine even more! Meet at the Beach.

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Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit information

The Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest is in the middle of the Kettle Moraine, a strip of glacial landforms which extends through southeastern Wisconsin to Lake Winnebago. The forest is named after the 522-acre, spring-fed kettle: Pike Lake. Powder Hill, a large glacial kame, provides the opportunity for a great hike and view. Visitors can enjoy camping, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and much more within the forest.


Mailing Address: 3544 Kettle Moraine Road, Hartford, Wisconsin 53027

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Work Play Earth Day - Celebrate EARTH DAY by volunteering at your State Parks!

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Buckhorn SP

Volunteers are being sought to clear sticks and leaves from campsites and day use areas, clean accessible cabin, split and stack firewood, and pick up litter. Volunteers should wear work shoes/boots, long pants, gloves and bring shovels and rakes if they have them. Individual and group efforts are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please meet at the park office for assignments.  Park admission is free for those volunteering. Please pre-register by April 22. For more information or to register as a volunteer, please call 608-565-2789.

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Buckhorn SP information

Buckhorn State Park is a paradise for water enthusiasts, hunters, hikers, campers and nature lovers. The park and two adjacent state wildlife areas cover more than 8,000-acres on a peninsula in the Castle Rock Flowage of the Wisconsin River and along the connecting Yellow River. Family and group campsites, unique cart-in camping, a cabin for people with disabilities, canoe trail and an accessible fishing pier, are all available at Buckhorn State Park.


Mailing Address: W8450 Buckhorn Park Ave., Necedah, Wisconsin 54646

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Work Play Earth Day - Celebrate EARTH DAY by volunteering at your State Parks!

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Roche-A-Cri SP

Roche-A-Cri State Park will be participating in the state-wide event with support from the Friends of Roche-A-Cri State Park. Volunteers are being sought to clear sticks and leaves from campsites and day use areas and pick up litter. Volunteers should wear work shoes/boots, long pants, gloves and bring shovels, leaf blowers and rakes if they have them. Individual and group efforts are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please meet at the park office for assignments. Lunch will be provided by the friends group. Park admission is free for those volunteering. Please pre-register by April 29. For more information or to register as a volunteer, please call 608-565-2789.

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Roche-A-Cri SP information

Roche-A-Cri State Park, established in 1948, protects a 300-foot-high rock outcropping and Native American petroglyphs and pictographs. The name "Roche-A-Cri" comes from French words meaning "crevice in the rock." The park has 41 rustic campsites and five miles of hiking trails within a forest of large oaks and pines. Carter Creek in the park offers fishing opportunities.


Mailing Address: 1767 State Highway 13, Friendship, Wisconsin 53934

Note: Event dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Please verify event status, dates and times prior to attendance. Some events, such as candlelight skis/hikes are very popular, and access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached.

Last revised: Friday, June 07, 2019