Discovery Park - Restoration is for the …02/18/2024


Help us improve the bird habitat of the south meadow. We are working to reverse the trend of declining bird populations (were you aware that we have lost 30% of our global bird populations?). With the guidance of the UW Restoration Ecology Network, we'll be removing blackberry to make way for native plants that are the base of the food web. We are calling the site Lizard Haven due to the many northern alligator lizards seen in the area (though not this time of year). Our primary task will be moving blackberry canes and digging up blackberry roots. We'll have pitchforks, rakes, hand tillers, and heavy duty shovels to accomplish our task.

As an added perk, we will get a short lesson on restoration ecology techniques or philosophy from current students of the curriculum.

Check out the project website for more information: click here

Open to the public

All ages OK

12 out of 20 participants registered.

What to Bring

Work gloves, boots, weather appropriate clothes (thermal liner layer recommended) that you don't mind getting dirty and something to stay hydrated. (I have some loaner gloves if you don't have your own)

Where to Meet

Meet at the junction of the gravel meadow access road and the westerly parade grounds paved park road. This is 900' WSW of the large white radar tower and is a 10 minute walk from the south parking lot (please allow enough time to walk to and from the meeting site). If you're late, look for us 200' down the gravel road.

Meeting Location Map

Where to Park

south parking lot

Date & Time

February 18, 2024 9am - 12pm


Rob Stevens


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