Thank you to all 2017 Bike Swap attendees and volunteers! Approximately $2900 raised for Snowmaking!

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Music, dancing and the outdoors are in store for you on Saturday, July 8th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Meet at the Mike Fort Picnic Shelter located next to Plantation Path at Homestead Hollow Picnic Area. Enjoy the music of Tom Klein – AKA Bike Dr. and The Front. Bring a chair or blanket. Food and beer will be available for purchase. If inclement weather join us at Trecker Lodge at Homestead Hollow Picnic Area.

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Hausmann Nature Center opens on Sat. and Sun., June 3 – Oct 29 from 1 PM-4:30 PM if we have enough volunteers to staff. Contact Louise Borzynski at 262- 646-8583 or email if interested in volunteering or have questions.

Sign up here to assist at the Hausmann Nature Center if you already participated in an orientation session.

Spring is the time of year park staff and certified volunteers  do prescribed burns at Lapham Peak to help control invasive species and help rejuvenate prairie plants. Buchthorn Buster Duane Stein created a video of a 2015 prairie burn at Lapham Peak. Enjoy the prairie burn video.


Buckthorn Busters

Buckthorn Busters (a group of the Friends/volunteers) clear invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle from the park. Work is in all areas of the park. The group works most weeks, a number of mornings weather permitting.  For more information, contact the park office.

Most of the crew, November 2016

Most of the crew, November 2016