Tree planting, Earth Day cleanup workdays scheduled at the northern Kettle Moraine

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  1. By Central Office March 19, 2015

    Contact(s): Jason Quast, forest superintendent, 262-626-2116

    CAMPBELLSPORT, Wis. - People will have an opportunities to help plant trees and help cleanup roadways in the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit during two upcoming volunteer work days.

    Most of the ash trees at the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area have been cut down and removed due to the arrival of the emerald ash borer, and volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to noon to help plant more than 100 replacement trees. Volunteers should be dressed to get dirty and meet at the pet picnic area parking lot of the Mauthe Lake Recreation Area located off Country Road GGG south of Country Road SS near New Prospect. Shovels and other tools will be provided.

    On Saturday, April 25, the Friends of the Kettle Moraine will be hosting the 26th annual Earth Week litter pick up along the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive through the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit and other forest locations. Participants are asked to meet at 8:30 a.m. at the forest headquarters to receive their road or area assignment. After a morning of cleaning up and camaraderie, everyone will meet back at the forest headquarters by noon for refreshments and snacks. The headquarters is located off County Road G between County Road SS and County Road S (near New Prospect). Participants should bring gloves. Garbage bags will be provided. Celebrate Earth Week by joining the Friends of the Kettle Moraine to help make the Scenic Drive truly scenic for the hundreds of thousands of annual forest visitors.

    These are great service projects for individuals and especially for youth and other groups. Individuals do not need to sign up ahead of time, but groups need to register by calling the forest headquarters at 262-626-2116 by the day before each event.

    Wisconsin State Park System vehicle admission stickers are not needed for either of these events. For more information about these two events contact Jason Quast, Forest Superintendent, at 262-626-2116. For more information about the Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit, search the Department of Natural Resources website for keywords "Kettle Moraine North."

    Last Revised: Thursday, March 19, 2015