Work * Play * Earth Day Activities

Work*Play*Earth Day events are coming up - mark your calendar to volunteer at one of the state parks, forests, trails or natural areas! Saturday - April 19, 26 and May 3, 2014 there are activities scheduled around the state!
Volunteers 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 park and trail facilities.
Activities include planting trees and shrubs, installing benches, removing invasive plants, staining and painting picnic tables and other structures, raking and clearing up leaves and pine needles, and picking up litter. Refreshments will be provided and Friends of Wisconsin State Parks will also provide appreciation gifts for volunteers. 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. Listed below are a few events coming up.
Friends of Big Foot Beach State Park

Volunteers can come and celebrate Earth Day by helping us plant trees, pick up trash, and get the park ready for our busy summer season. People interested in lending us a hand should meet at the parks front entrance starting at 9am. Please dress in work clothes that are weather appropriate, and bring work gloves and shovels or rakes if you have them.

Friends of Kohler Andrae State Park
Time: 9:00am-3pm
Location: Meet at indoor shelter building for group assignments
Equipment: Volunteers should wear work shoes/boots, long pants, and gloves. Please bring shovels and rakes if available.
Other: Park admission is free for those volunteering. Individuals and groups welcomed. Noon refreshments will be provided.
Registration: Call (920) 451-4088 by
Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Friends of Newport State Park
Saturday, April 19th at Newport State Park...
Come to Newport from 9-noon on Saturday April 19th prepared to help:

  • Clean the shelter
  • Clean windows at the nature center/office
  • Rake debris and clear the fire rings at the campsites
Wear boots and bring work gloves.
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. AFTER LUNCH HIKE OR KAYAK -- it's time to play and enjoy spring at Newport.