SW Path Spring Updates & Volunteer Opportunities


DMNA Prairie, intersection of Odana Rd & SW Path              

Contact: Sue Reindollar, sue.reindollar@gmail.com

Tasks: Mostly maintaining the diversity of this beautifully established showcase prairie. Spring burn and cleanup, staying on top of highly invasive hedge parsley & garlic mustard.  Schedule varies.


Glenway Prairie & Native Area, intersection of Glenway St. & Path (southwest end of Glenway Golf course)

Contact:  Sandy Stark, sestark@wisc.edu, 255-4195

Tasks:  Spring burn, managing garlic mustard, hedge parsley, and burdock. We meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday mornings, usually spring-fall, with opportunity for other dates. Varies from vigorous digging/weed pulling to easier tasks.


Prospect Gardens, intersection of Prospect Ave & Fox Ave & SW Path, including staircases, bike ramps, and path edges. (Cooperative effort with Regent Neighborhood volunteers)

Contact: Jake Blasczyk, jacob84@charter.net, 608-251-9506

Tasks: This rocky & highly visible area has been transformed with colorful native plantings, including edible berries, & sidewalk art. Crews typically meet 3rd Saturday of the month, with other days as needed. (Please see http://gardensprospect.blogspot.com/)


Commonwealth Pollinator Gardens, intersection of Commonwealth Ave. & Path, with public benches for relaxing & observing. The newest of the SW Path prairie plantings, established by Regent Neighborhood Association (RNA) with volunteers from DMNA.

Contact: David & Jeannette LeZaks, davidlezaks@gmail.com

Tasks: The gardens are fairly low maintenance, with occasional replanting and public events.  Watch for signage or DMNA/RNA email news alerts.