Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 1:51pm

On Sunday, April 17, 2016 join the Friends of Urban Nature (FUN) at the Bird & Nature Festival at Warner Park (2930 N. Sherman Ave.) from 1:00 – 4:00pm. This free, family-friendly event celebrates Madison Bird City, Arbor Day and Earth Day with an exploration in nature. A special presentation by Hoo’s Who at 1:00pm features a live Snowy Owl and Peregrine Falcon. Kids and kids-alike will love the hands-on activities, hayrides, tree planting, bird bingo, and live music, plus face-painting and a bouncy house. Food and beverages will be available for purchase onsite.
In September 2013, Madison was recognized as a "Bird City" by the Bird City Wisconsin project. The program is modeled after the Arbor Day Foundations' "Tree City USA" program. For more information on this event please contact Paul Noeldner, (608) 698-0104


Earth Day Challenge continues at various Madison Parks throughout the city on Saturday, April 23 from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Volunteers celebrate Earth Day by picking up trash, raking, and overall cleaning and beautifying local parks. Madison Parks supplies trash bags, gloves and rakes at over 15 parks as part of the challenge. To sign up or find out more information, email.


The City of Madison is proud to be designated as a Tree City USA for the 27th year. In celebration, the City of Madison, Madison Parks staff including the Forestry Section plant trees with elementary students from around Madison. 

  • Chavez Elementary School planting at Country Grove Park on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 10:00am 
  • Sandburg Elementary School planting at Sandburg Park on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 9:20am 
  • Lake View Elementary planting at Warner Park on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11:30am


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