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2023 Christmas Bird Count:
Join us on Saturday, December 16th for the 2023 Christmas Bird Count
The County Grounds is a major Migratory Bird Route or Flyway for southeastern Wisconsin, following the Menomonee River with supportive forest and field habitat. Areas for the survey include: Sanctuary Woods, County Grounds Park, The Monarch Trail, the MMSD detention basins, and the Forest Exploration Center. Perfect for novices to experienced birders.
Two times are available for counting: 6am and 9am.
We are requesting free registration for coordination purposes. Please sign up at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W9K5TQB
Tour sign ups are typically posted the month before the tour is offered. Sign-up links with full descriptions will appear above on this page.
Whether individuals or groups, we have pre-planned and custom-tailored activities for you! Ideal for scout groups, school groups, social groups, church groups, and corporate team-building.
Opportunities include but are not limited to environmental enhancement, wildlife study/education, invasive species mitigation, spring trash cleanup, health & wellness activities, outdoor classrooms, native plant seeding, habitat preservation, expert-led tours, community outreach, historical infrastructure restoration, cemetery stewardship, fundraising, and communications.
With over 100 unique acres including old-growth forest; rolling prairies; ponds, creeks and wetlands; 2 cemeteries; century-old landscaping inspired by Fredrick Law Olmsted; diverse wildlife habitat supporting several at-risk species - we can find an opportunity that matches your passion.
Also actively seeking corporate sponsorships including sponsor-brand support.
County Grounds Park / Sanctuary Woods
Volunteer Invasives Removal
Everyone is encouraged to bring their own work gloves
No tools being used - appropriate for all ages
No experience needed, training and supervision will be provided
Perfect for scouting groups, work groups, and other associations looking for
Reservation requested for coordination purposes
Dress for the weather, we will hold event unless there is lightning
There are no onsite restrooms
Got questions? Send email to email@example.com
Photo Credit Eddee Daniel https://www.flickr.com/photos/eddeedaniel/albums/72157623843201347
A summary of some 2019 and 2020 events can be found here:
Buckthorn is an invasive species that has taken over much of Sanctuary Woods and interrupted the regeneration cycle of the old-growth forest.
Future service opportunities will be communicated via the use the update list above and posted in the Eventbrite section.
Friends Group Monthly Meetings:
Friends of County Grounds Park holds regular monthly meetings. Send email for time and location
All are welcome to join, standing committees/topics include park improvement, communications, signage, wildlife, outdoor classroom, youth engagement, and health/wellness
March 2021 Newsletter Link