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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Work Play Earth Day - Rescheduled

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Heritage Hill SP

Due to unseasonable weather conditions, this event has been rescheduled to Friday, May 11.


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Heritage Hill SP information

Experience "living history" at this 48-acre, outdoor museum in Green Bay. The park features 25 structures from Wisconsin's past - the fur trade in 1762, Fort Howard in 1836, small towns in 1871, and ethnic farms in 1905.


Mailing Address: 2640 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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: Red Cedar ST

Celebrate EARTH DAY 2018 by volunteering at your Wisconsin State Parks, Forests, Trails and Recreation Areas!

Volunteers are needed to clear brush from roadways and campsites, clear sand from trails and parking lots and pick up litter. Volunteers should wear work shoes/boots, long pants, gloves and bring shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows if they have them. Individual and group efforts are all welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Red Cedar ST information

This 14.5-mile rail trail shadows the steep walls of the Red Cedar Valley from Menomonie to its connection with the Chippewa River State Trail. Along its route, the trail passes through the communities of Irvington and Downsville and the Dunnville State Wildlife Area. The trail passes by prairies, marshland bottoms, forests and farmlands, including sandstone bluffs and other unique rock formations. In the Dunnville Wildlife Area, the Red Cedar trail connects to the Chippewa River State Trail.


Mailing Address: 921 Brickyard Road, Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Work Play Earth Day - Rescheduled

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Due to unseasonable weather conditions, the tree planting has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 5.

Other programs are still happening at the forest on Saturday, April 21:

Craft and Education Fair, 1-4 p.m.

Nature Walk, 1-2 p.m.

Nature Walk, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Candlelight Hike, 7-10 p.m. 


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Kettle Moraine SF - Southern Unit information

More than 22,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, pine woods and hardwood forests can be found in the Southern Unit, making this a popular area for a wide variety of visitors. The Forest is 30 miles long, extending from the village of Dousman, almost to the city of Whitewater. The forest headquarters is 3 miles west of the village of Eagle on State Highway 59.


Mailing Address: S59 W36530 County ZZ, Dousman, Wisconsin 53118

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Work Play Earth Day - Rescheduled

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

Due to unseasonable weather conditions, this event has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 12.


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Newport SP information

Newport State Park, northeast of Ellison Bay, is Wisconsin's only formally-designated wilderness park. With 2,373 acres and 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the park offers quiet alternatives to bustling Door County. Explore 30 miles of hiking trails with hike-in campsites. There are evergreen and hardwood forests, wetlands and upland meadows.


Mailing Address: 475 County Highway NP, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin 54210

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Work Play Earth Day - Cancelled

CANCELLED

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

This event has been cancelled due to unseasonable weather conditions.

Volunteers are needed to clear brush from roadways and campsites, clear sand from trails and parking lots and pick up litter. Volunteers should wear work shoes/boots, long pants, gloves and bring shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows if they have them. Individual and group efforts are all welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Peninsula SP information

Considered Wisconsin's most complete park, Peninsula offers 468 campsites, three group camps, a summer theater, an 18-hole golf course, sand beach, bike trails, a lighthouse and eight miles of Door County shoreline. The rollicking waves that skip towards Peninsula's sky high bluffs are part of the Niagara Escarpment.


Mailing Address: 9462 Shore Rd., Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Work Play Earth Day - Cancelled

CANCELLED

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

This event has been cancelled due to unseasonable weather conditions.

Volunteers are needed to clear brush from roadways and campsites, clear sand from trails and parking lots and pick up litter. Volunteers should wear work shoes/boots, long pants, gloves and bring shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows if they have them. Individual and group efforts are all welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Point Beach SF information

Point Beach State Forest features 3,000 acres of land and six miles of sandy beach along the shores of Lake Michigan. Point Beach offers family campsites, two large group cabins and an outdoor group camp. A popular feature within the property is the Rawley Point Lighthouse, which has been operated and maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard since 1853.


Mailing Address: 9400 County Highway O, Two Rivers, Wisconsin 54241

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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: Kohler-Andrae SP

Volunteers are needed to assist staff to clear brush from roadways, trails, and campsites, to clear sand from trails and parking lots and to pick up litter, assist with repairs to the existing cordwalks. Would you prefer indoor work? Both the accessible cabin and the Sanderling Nature Center are in need of spring cleaning. Volunteers should wear work shoes/boots, long pants, gloves and bring shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows if they have them. Individual and group efforts are all welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are asked to meet at the indoor shelter in the north campground for group assignments. To show appreciation to volunteers, Noon lunch & refreshments will be provided. Park admission is free for those volunteering.

Pre-registration is not required for individuals; however, we would appreciate having large groups contact us prior to April 20. For more information or to register as a volunteer, please call (920) 451-4080 or email Edward.Muzikjr@wi.gov.


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Kohler-Andrae SP information

Kohler-Andrae State Park in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is the home of majestic sand dunes, miles of golden beach, shimmering blue Lake Michigan water, whispering pines, an abundance of wildlife, and recreational activities for everyone. Kohler-Andrae State Park is one of the last natural preserves along the Lake Michigan shore, and is open for everyone to explore and enjoy.


Mailing Address: 1020 Beach Park Lane, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Milwaukee Riverkeeper

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

Each year Milwaukee Riverkeeper mobilizes thousands of volunteers who work to remove several tons of trash from rivers in the Milwaukee River Basin. Come be a part of the 22nd annual spring event and clean up Lincoln Creek at Havenwoods. 9 a.m. - noon

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Havenwoods SF information

Havenwoods State Forest is Wisconsin's only urban state forest, featuring 237 acres of grasslands, woods and wetlands in the city of Milwaukee. Hike, run, bike and watch wildlife on over six miles of trails. Explore one of the four ponds, stroll over the 120-foot bridge or find a bench to sit and relax outdoors.


Mailing Address: 6141 N. Hopkins St. , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Great American Cleanup

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

Make your part of the earth a little cleaner this spring by picking up litter on streets, in parks, and along waterways. Join us to clean up Havenwoods! We'll provide garbage bags and work gloves. Litter picker-uppers will receive gift certificates from local sponsors! Registration is requested for groups. 9 a.m. - noon

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Havenwoods SF information

Havenwoods State Forest is Wisconsin's only urban state forest, featuring 237 acres of grasslands, woods and wetlands in the city of Milwaukee. Hike, run, bike and watch wildlife on over six miles of trails. Explore one of the four ponds, stroll over the 120-foot bridge or find a bench to sit and relax outdoors.


Mailing Address: 6141 N. Hopkins St. , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53209

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Work Play Earth Day - Rescheduled

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

Due to unseasonable weather conditions, this event has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 5.


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Big Foot Beach SP information

This 271-acre park on the shore of Geneva Lake offers wooded campsites, a sand beach, 6.5 miles of hiking trails, and picnic areas. No alcoholic beverages are allowed anywhere in the park.


Mailing Address: 1452 S. Wells St., Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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: Hank Aaron ST

Celebrate EARTH DAY 2018 by volunteering at your Wisconsin State Parks, Forests, Trails and Recreation Areas!

Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter along the trail and along the river. Volunteers should wear work shoes/boots, long pants and gloves. Individual and group efforts are all welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Hank Aaron ST information

Named in honor of baseball legend Hank Aaron, this trail provides a continuous connection between Milwaukee's Miller Park Stadium and the Lake Michigan lakefront, as well as providing connections to famous Milwaukee landmarks such as the historic Ward Theatre on the grounds of the National Soldiers Home, the Wisconsin State Fair Park and the Pettit National Ice Center. Eventually the trail will connect with the Oak Leaf Trail near the Milwaukee/Waukesha county line and run along the southern edge of the Milwaukee County Zoo.


Mailing Address: 2300 N MLK Jr Drive , Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Work Play Earth Day - Rescheduled

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Northern Unit
Location Map: Map of event location

Due to unseasonable weather conditions, this event has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 5.


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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 21, 2018

Work Play Earth Day - Cancelled

CANCELLED

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: High Cliff SP

This event has been cancelled due to unseasonable weather conditions.

We need help with the spring park cleanup which includes picking up trash, raking leaves around buildings and picking up branches. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves. Stop in at the Pavilion Shelter anytime between 9 a.m. and noon to pick up garbage bags for litter pickup and/or rakes for raking. The Friends of High Cliff State Park will be providing a noontime lunch. Groups of 6 or more are asked to pre-register.


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High Cliff SP information

High Cliff State Park is the only state-owned recreational area on Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin's largest lake. The park gets its name from the limestone cliff of the Niagara Escarpment, which parallels the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago. The magnificent 12-foot statue of Winnebago Indian Chief Red Bird, standing high on a huge granite rock, overlooks the lake and is a popular destination in the park.


Mailing Address: N7630 State Park Rd, Sherwood, Wisconsin 54169

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Work Play Earth Day - Rescheduled

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Kettle Moraine SF - Pike Lake Unit

Due to unseasonable weather conditions, this event has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 28.

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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 21, 2018

Work Play Earth Day - Cancelled

CANCELLED

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: Potawatomi SP

This event has been cancelled due to unseasonable weather conditions.

Join the Friends of Potawatomi State Park in prepping the park for spring! Volunteers are needed to help with seasonal clean-up of the campground, trails, picnic areas and playgrounds. Activities will include litter pick up, removing downed sticks and branches, blowing and raking leaves, spreading woodchips, and other maintenance activities. Water and snacks will be provided by the Friends of Potawatomi State Park. Volunteers should wear long pants, sturdy footwear, and gloves.


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Potawatomi SP information

Potawatomi State Park on the shore of Sturgeon Bay in southern Door County, has 1,200 acres of gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. The park is named in honor of the tribe that inhabited Green Bay's shores and islands when Europeans first settled the area. The tribe called themselves Bo-De-Wad-Me which means "keeper of the fire." Eventually the spelling and pronunciation were changed to Potawatomi.


Mailing Address: 3740 County Road PD, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Effigy Mounds Workday - Rescheduled

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: Volunteer opportunity, Work day
Location: Devil's Lake SP

This event has been rescheduled due to unseasonable weather conditions. The new date Saturday, May 5.


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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.


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

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

Last revised: Friday, March 02, 2018