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April Events!

Join us for one or both of our April events:

Saturday, April 13Badger Stewardship Day, 9am to noon.  Join fellow outdoor enthusiasts for a morning helping to restore a remnant prairie on the Badger Lands.  We’ll be clearing brush and removing invasive species.  Meet at 8:45am at the entrance to Badger on Hwy 12, across from the Citgo Station.  Park at the Badger Museum.   Wear good shoes or boots, long pants and layers of clothing appropriate for the weather. Snacks provided.

Thursday, April 18.  Join us for our monthly “We Are Sauk Prairie” lecture series.  The program is: “What the Bordner survey maps from the 1930s tell us about the Wisconsin Landscape with special reference to Badger Prairie,” presented by Dr. David Mladenoff, Professor of Forest Ecology, Dept of Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison.

When: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where: Ruth Culver Community Library, 540 Water Street, Prairie du Sac

Summary:  Dr. Mladenoff and colleagues have spent the last several years on GIS digitizing the Bordner Survey maps (Wisconsin Land Economic Inventory) which was done in great detail for the entire state. This new complete picture of the state at the important time period of the 1930s provides an important snapshot of the landscape and its change. We will also see in detail using the Badger Prairie area how the Bordner represents what was there, compared to other information sources.

The “We Are Sauk Prairie” lecture series is free and open to the public.  The series is supported in part by a grant from Alliant Energy Foundation.

All Alliance events are open to the public, free of charge.

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