Volunteer Opportunities, Bird and Nature Adventures, Youth Violence Prevention
Here are this week's updates, which starts off with three volunteer opportunities as we get ready for Spring!
Dog Park Cleanup Day 2023, Saturday, April 1
Do you love your dog park? Help us clean up your favorite city of Madison off-leash dog park. This event is suitable for ages 15 and older. Ages 5-14 may also participate when accompanied by an adult. Please click here to sign up in advance.
Disc Golf Volunteer Day - Elver Park, Saturday, April 1
Maybe disc golf is your jam. Well, lucky for you, it's spring cleaning time for the disc golf courses! Join Madison Parks in beautifying Elver and Hiestand disc golf course with trash removal, brush cutting, and other course improvements. We'll be working two Saturdays - April 1 at Elver Park and April 8 at Hiestand Park -- both events run from 9am to 11am.
Madison Parks Earth Day Challenge, Saturday, April 22
Register to Volunteer Today! Join Madison Parks for this year's Earth Day Challenge and volunteer to help clean up your neighborhood park on Saturday, April 22! For more than 20 years, Madison Parks has honored Earth Day by recruiting volunteers for the Earth Day Challenge. This year, Madison Parks is seeking more than 900 volunteers at 60+ parks to assist with trash pickup, raking, weeding, removing sticks, and more. All ages are welcome to participate. Advanced registration is required for anyone 10 years and older.
Bird & Nature Adventures
Cherokee Marsh, North, Sunday, April 2 -- Cherokee Marsh is Madison’s largest conservation park with three units - North, South, and Mendota. Each month, year-round we explore the north unit's beautiful trails through the woodlands, wetlands, and restored prairies along the Yahara ‘Catfish’ River. Co-sponsored by Madison Parks, Friends of Cherokee Marsh , Sierra Club and Madison Audubon Society . Follow North Sherman Ave. to the parking lot at the end of the gravel entrance road. Free, family-friendly guided nature walks at Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park – North are held on the 1st Sunday of each month, year-round 1:30-3pm. No registration is required. No pets are allowed.
City of Madison 2023 Summer Youth Violence Prevention Funding
APPLICATONS DUE APRIL 3, 2023 by 4:30pm: The City of Madison’s Community Development Division (CDD), is seeking proposals from organizations to support violence prevention-focused summer programming for 2023. In conjunction with a public health approach, the City continues to seek models that can strengthen our approach to public safety and violence prevention for youth and young adults.
Street Division Updates
- The Master Recycler course is back for 2023! The first session begins April 6, and if you can’t make the mid-day April session then you can sign up for the July offering that will be held in the evening.
- Brush collection will get underway in 2023. Get the dates when you should set out your brush from www.cityofmadison.com/BrushCollection.
- The 2023 Recyclopedias are in! Paper copies are available from your local library branch. You can also contact the Streets Division to have one mailed to your home.
- Drop-off sites are different again in 2023! Expanded hours do not start until April 3, 2023. Make sure you are checking the drop-off sites webpage before loading your car so you can learn the hours and restrictions.
- Springtime yard waste collection is coming soon as well. To get the dates when you can set out yard waste, go to www.cityofmadison.com/YardWaste.
Technically, spring is here. Let's hope it gets here soon in fact!
Take and stay safe,