Earth Day Challenge- April 27, 2013, 10 a.m. to noon

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 9:20am

As the season slowly transitions to spring, it's time to start thinking about ways to brighten up our city from the tracks of a gloomy, grey winter! The City of Madison Parks Division will be hosting its 17th annual Earth Day Challenge on April 27, 2013. Join us in celebrating Earth Day with some spring cleaning at our city's parks.

Madison Parks will be hosting eight volunteer projects throughout the city, but many neighborhood associations, Parks Friends groups, and others will be hosting projects throughout the city as well. Projects may include, but are not limited to: picking-up trash, removing invasive species, weeding, and mulching.

Volunteers can get involved in one of two ways for the Earth Day Challenge:

1.) Host a Project: Register to host a volunteer project in your neighborhood park. The volunteer project organizer will lead the project and get others to assist with parks beautifications projects.

2.) Volunteer at a Hosted Project: Madison Parks will be leading projects at eight parks in Madison, including but not limited to Elver, Vilas, Olin, and Warner Parks. Sign up on line for the project that matches your location and project preferences. Individuals, families, groups, and corporations are all encouraged to participate.

Visit our website for more information and for a complete list of hosted Earth Day Challenge projects. Please direct any questions you may have to the Parks Office at

  • Laura Whitmore, 608-266-5949