Work *Play* Earth Day

The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks, has organized the fourth annual Work*Play*Earth Day! to give people a opportunity to celebrate Earth Day 2012 by helping Wisconsin State Parks and Trails get ready for the busy summer season.

Saturday - May 5, 2012
Volunteers are invited to help at these parks: 
  • Hartman Creek State Park
  • Roche-A-Cri State Park
  • Pike Lake State Forest
  • Whitefish Dunes State Park
Call the park office for details

Friends of Kohler -Andrae State Park
Last year more than 200 volunteers from around Wisconsin donated more than 1,000 hours for this event. In 1970, Wisconsin's own Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day. It was to become the nation's largest grassroots effort to demand cleaner air, land, water, and wildlife.

Volunteers can join Department of Natural Resources staff, local friends group members, and people from nearby communities for a day of getting their hands dirty helping repair and improve a park and trail facilities. When the work is done, volunteers join staff in hiking or biking park trails, visiting nature centers or interpretive displays, or enjoying any of the recreational opportunities available at the different parks.

Some of the work volunteers will help out with include planting trees, raking campsites, repairing picnic tables, cleaning-up trails, and pulling invasive species.

FWSP celebrates Earth Day
Each work day will run from approximately 9am to 3pm. The schedule may vary slightly at each location. Volunteers should wear work boots or athletic shoes, long pants and bring their own work gloves. Lunch and snacks, donated by area businesses, will be served at many locations.

Work*Play*Earth Day events are schedule on five consecutive Saturdays in April and early May at eighteen parks and trails around the state.

April 14
  • Stower Seven Lakes State Trail

April 21
  • Kohler Andrae State Park
  • Harrington Beach State Park
  • Havenwoods State Forest
  • Mirror Lake State Park
  • Big Foot Beach State Park
April 27
  • Peninsula State Park
April 28
  • Lapham Peak State Park
  • High Cliff State Park
  • Perrot State Park
  • Kettle Moraine Forest - Northern Unit
  • Mead Wildlife Area
  • Wyalusing State Park
  • Devils Lake State Park