1 Event Remaining in November!
Sponsored by the Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Free and open to the public
Ever feel confused by recycling rules, or unsure where to bring your materials? Perhaps you feel uncertain about how the materials are handled after you drop them off. Come and get the clarity you need!
This tour will include information about what can be picked up curbside in Middleton, and what and when things can be brought to the Recycling Center. We will also discuss where materials go from there. Recycling can include both environmentally sound practices to break down materials and not so environmentally friendly processes. What reputable "local" recyclers get Middleton's stuff to break down?
Finally, we will also share about the extensive recycling efforts in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District.
RSVP's appreciated, email Colleen or call 608-767-2394.
Monthly workdays are the third Saturday of each month, from 9 am to noon. Mark your calendar to save these dates:
Many hours of volunteer work have gone into establishing the prairies at Pheasant Branch Conservancy. The need for dedicated workers to enrich and extend the native landscape is ongoing. We’re looking to build up our base of volunteers to meet the challenges of the maturing landscape and the growing use of the Conservancy. For announcements about upcoming workdays, e-mail email@example.com and ask to be added to the R&M list.
Janet Kane and Jim Loving, Restoration & Management Committee Co-chairs
Check out our brochure for ways to get involved!
Kids for the Earth
Interested in presenting environmental topics for K-12 students visiting the conservancy? You can volunteer or join our paid naturalist staff - see our brochure or visit our Kids for the Earth page for details and contact information.
The Friends celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2015! To kick off the celebration, board member Dale Klubertanz has created a video celebrating the wilderness of the conservancy.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more upcoming videos, and come help us celebrate and support the Friends in their effort to nurture the Pheasant Branch Conservancy wilderness.
Through the support of members and volunteers, the Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy have helped restore, protect and promote acres of prairie, wetlands, woodlands and savanna. Land that has been recovered from former farmland, unprotected wetlands and grazed savannas is now lovingly managed as urban wilderness through the efforts of the Friends to avail these native plant communities to wildlife and human visitors alike.
Over the years, through their contributions and as volunteers, hundreds of Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy members have supported the restoration and education efforts and activities that have availed the Conservancy wilderness area to classroom students and teachers. Middleton Cross Plains District and neighboring school districts have joined forces in providing these essential collaborations that open up the four walls of art & science classrooms to the real natural world of Pheasant Branch Conservancy. The Friends' Education Committee and Restoration & Management Committee have funded naturalists and programming to bring the student to these outside protected spaces as they become attuned to their connection and belonging to the wilderness environment, reflected in the native plant communities and wildlife in the Pheasant Branch Conservancy.
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GoodSearch is a search engine (powered by yahoo, so it’s a good one) that donates money to a user specified non-profit each and every time a search is performed. The money comes from advertisers. If 100 FOPB members search twice/day for an entire year, we would earn $730 a year.
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We need your support to keep our restoration and education efforts going strong. Start using GoodSearch and GoodShop today – remember to check the Friends of Pheasant Branch as the non-profit.