A temporary fence surrounds an 11-acre area of the park to allow for restoration work using heavy equipment, power tools, etc. without park closures.
December 16, 2021 at 10:39 AM on Facebook
Our restoration work is in full swing at the Prairie Moraine Dog Park! In several areas of the park, invasive species have taken over and diminished the use of the area where dogs can run, blocked views of significant geologic features and crowded out native vegetation. Volunteers have worked for many years to remove invasives and restore the three primary natural resource communities which historically existed in the park: prairies, oak savannas/openings, and oak woodlands. The restored landscape will provide more space for dogs to run, improve ecosystem benefits such as water infiltration and pollinator habitat, and offer a biologically diverse landscape.
In October, we added a temporary fence in the southwest corner of the park where active restoration is occurring. Fencing off the restoration area means volunteers can work on removing invasive species and planting oak trees and woodland vegetation without having to close the park for work days. That means less disruption for park users. The fence will remain in place through the fall of 2022 so volunteers can continue to remove invasives, treat any resprouts and plant native vegetation in accordance with the vegetation management plan.
We are excited to report some of the project accomplishments, including:
To learn more about this project, visit: https://lwrd.countyofdane.com/LwrdProjects/Detail/40/0