Conservation Park Tour | Meadow Ridge & Cherokee Marsh - Mendota
Walk with conservation staff and learn how volunteer efforts and deer population management are yielding a more sustainable plant community in Meadow Ridge and Cherokee Marsh, Mendota Unit conservation parks.
Meet at Meadow Ridge Park, 4002 Meadow Valley Drive
Conservation Park Tours are a staff-guided, easy walk held seasonally at various conservation parks. These events are free to attend, family-friendly and no registration is required. Walks are held rain or shine.
Upcoming Conservation Park Tours
- July 14 - 6:00 PM
Cherokee Marsh – South (School Road) Unit
802 Wheeler Road
Come enjoy the scenic view of the 100-acre riverine marsh and hear about efforts to restore prairie and oak woodland on the adjacent uplands.
- August 11 - 6:00 PM
1155 Olin-Turville Court. (Directly across John Nolen from E. Olin Ave.)
Renewed efforts have begun to restore and stabilize the oak woodlands on this former farmstead. Learn about the challenges we face, and some of the innovative ways the City and partners are working to improve and sustain this park.
- September 8 - 6:00 PM
3100 Woods Road
A sneak peek at one of our newest conservation acquisitions where long-term management and public access are still being planned.
- October 13 - 5:30 PM
Owen Conservation Park
6021 Old Sauk Rd.
Owen has been a focus of intensive ecological restoration for Madison Parks. Come and learn about our efforts and the ecology of the tallgrass prairie and oak woodland habitats that occur here.