Environmental Action and Resource Calendar
for the greater Iowa County area
Contact EcoARC here.
July 19 Thursday
6:30 p.m. Tour of a BMAP member’s property with potluck near New Glarus
Each summer BMAP arranges public tours and potlucks at members’ properties. BMAP supplies the brats, beer and fixings. You bring a dish to pass. Free and open to the public. Hosts: Kris & Penny Kubly | At 182 acres, this property has it all – class II trout stream, prairie remnants, planted prairies, remnant oak savannas and oak woodlands, cold-water springs, shallow warm-water wetlands and remnant sedge meadows. 1801 2nd St., New Glarus. Directions: Immediately south of the New Glarus High School on 2nd St. Turn onto the long driveway (well marked with the address) just before 2nd St. intersects County H. Park at the top of the hill on the paved parking area or in the grass. Check for last minute changes here.
July 21 Saturday
9 a.m. Prairie Enthusiast Work Party
Please make a note that the location of the work party, scheduled for Saturday, July 21, has changed. It was originally scheduled for Feist Prairie. It has been moved to Eldred Prairie. Some of us will be there to start at 9:00 but feel free to come whenever it is convenient. Our projects include basal chemical treatment of young black locusts, spraying swallow wort and possible cutting of elderberry. Now for those of you who do not recognize swallow wort we will show you what it is and where to find it. I must confess I had no idea what it was until Jesse Bennett identified it for a group of us last week.
Our earlier work parties there have shown good results in reduction of crown vetch and wild parsnip.
After the work party we will adjourn for lunch in Lancaster for some social time, and possibly a board meeting. More on that later. For more info, check
2 -4:30 p.m. Driftless Land Conservancy Still Protecting the Driftless Ralley
All area candidates for statewide offices are being invited to speak briefly concerning the CHC Transmission Line Proposal. Learn about the latest progress on the application, the legal challenge in front of the PSC and how you can help protect the Driftless Area. All are welcome to this family-friendly event. Children’s activities, light refreshments and cash bar. White Oak Savanna, 4352 Hwy 23, Dodgeville.
August 16 Thursday
6:30 p.m. Tour of a BMAP member’s property with potluck near Argyle
Each summer BMAP arranges public tours and potlucks at members’ properties. BMAP supplies the brats, beer and fixings. You bring a dish to pass. Free and open to the public. Hosts: Bob & Caroline Laeser | This 277-acre property includes more than 50 acres of planted prairies, diverse woodland habitats, and stream restoration work along the Mud Branch of the Pecatonica. 15673 Apple Grove Church Rd, Argyle. Check for last minute changes here.