Lecture: History and Future of Patrick Marsh Wildlife Area

  • May 08, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Sun Prairie Public Library, 1350 Linnerud Dr, Sun Prairie, WI 53590, Sun Prairie, WI
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Moderator: Tony Abate, Conservation Specialist, Groundswell



Speakers: 

Julie Widholm - DNR Wildlife Biologist at Patrick Marsh

Bill Wambach - Retired DOT person and Patrick Marsh Conservancy member

Mark Smith - Patrick Marsh Middle School teacher and Discovery Club leader

Tony Abate - Groundswell Conservancy Conservation Specialist and Patrick Marsh Land Manager.


Tony Abate will moderate the discussion:

tony@groundswellwisconsin.org

Tony Abate, Conservation Specialist and Land Manager, will talk about the future vision for Patrick Marsh Conservancy, located on the edge of Sun Prairie, and the current efforts at managing the Conservancy.  Tony will discuss concepts affecting the life of the marsh and possible marsh futures.

Tony joined Grounswell in 2016 as our Conservation Specialist/Land Manager. While primarily working on land protection and easement monitoring, Tony will also expand community engagement at our Westport Drumlin and Patrick Marsh Preserves. Expect to see him leading work parties, field trips, and education events.


About Patrick Marsh Wildlife Area

Located adjacent to the City of Sun Prairie, the 145-acre Parick Marsh is surrounded by land owned and managed by the Wisconsin DNR, Dane County, and Groundswell.  The conservation and recreation values of Patrick Marsh merited its inclusion in the Wisconsin DNR's Land Legacy Report, a list of the 229 places that are critical to protect "to meet Wisconsin's future conservation and recreation needs in the next 50 years." Patrick Marsh is well-situated to meet some of those needs, being located on the door step of the city of Sun Prairie, which is home to 31,000 people.

Groundswell is working in partnership with the Patrick Marsh Conservancy, local residents, groups including the Discovery Club at Patrick Marsh Middle School, and local governments to manage and restore wildlife habitat at Patrick Marsh and create trails that connect the protected properties at the Marsh with surrounding neighborhoods, making it an inviting place to visit.  Patrick Marsh is open to the public for hiking, nature study, and other activities.

Lecture Location: Sun Prairie Public Library

Located 1350 Linnerud Dr, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

www.sunprairiepubliclibrary.org/directions-sun-prairie-public-library

Directions to Sun Prairie Public Library

A google map from your location to the school can be found here.  The address of the school is: 1350 Linnerud Drive Sun Prairie WI 53590. 

Lecture Location: Sun Prairie Public Library

Located 1350 Linnerud Dr, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

www.sunprairiepubliclibrary.org/directions-sun-prairie-public-library

Map and Directions

From Madison:
•HWY 151 East
•Main St. Exit
•Right on Walker Way
•Left on Linnerud Drive
•Sun Prairie Public Library is on the left

From DeForest:
•US 51 South
•HWY 19 exit towards Sun Prairie/Waunakee
•Left onto HWY 19
•Right onto N. Thompson Road
•Left onto W. Main St.
•Right onto Walker Way
•Left onto Linnerud Drive
•Sun Prairie Public Library is on the left


Questions? 

Please contact Mike Di Iorio at 608 520 4448 or mdiiorio1234@gmail.com

 

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