Chiwaukee Prairie Preservation Fund
Monthly Update November 2022
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Chiwaukee Prairie Preservation Fund Monthly Update

November 2022

Foggy Fall Morning - Photo by Pam Holy
Foggy Fall Morning                                                                                                                                    Pam Holy

Greetings, Friends of the Prairie,

Firebreaks are mowed, frost is glazing the morning dew, migrants are mostly on their way. The Prairie is quiet except for the wind in the grasses. While we humans prepare for the bustle and activity of the Holidays, the creatures of the Prairie prepare for a long cold season. Seasonal cycles have been taking place on this site for thousands of years. There were times, however, when development threatened to destroy this ecological jewel. The Great Depression saved it the first time, but in 1965 the economy was booming and a multimillion dollar marina project was approved and promised disaster. The incredible efforts of local citizens thwarted those plans and began decades of preservation efforts.
Keep us wild! - Photo by Jack Shouba
This Thanksgiving we thank them, honor them, by continuing to do "whatever it takes" to acquire and preserve Chiwaukee. We thank each and every stewardship volunteer for workdays and plant monitoring, each and every donating Friend of the Prairie, all of the folks who attended the museum exhibit and told someone about this special place, the Prairie neighbors who look out for it, the dedicated DNR staff who care beyond their duty, and our incredible volunteer Board of Directors who keep it moving forward. Most of all, we give thanks to be blessed with caring for such a special piece of nature.
Many thanks for preserving my home - Photo by John Holt
"Many thanks for preserving my home."                                                                                         John Holt
Contractors are removing the WE Energies pumping station in the Dunes - Photo by Pam Holy
Contractors are removing the WE Energies pumping station in the Dunes.                     Pam Holy
The closing of the WE Energies plant on Green Bay Road made the cooling-water pumping station in the Kenosha Dunes obsolete. DNR is in talks with WE Energies regarding the land.


October Workday Volunteers - Photo by Pam Holy
                                                                                                                                                                          Pam Holy
The volunteers pictured above had just finished cutting and basal bark herbiciding Sumac on our sunny October workday. As was the case in September, motivated by their caring for the Prairie (and a few cookies), they filled the truck with Sumac and felt good doing it. Many thanks to all!

Saturday, November 19, we will be cutting and herbiciding brush along 122nd Street, the Jim Olson Trail. The prediction is for mostly cloudy skies with a high of 27 degrees. Winds are expected to be WSW at 15 to 25 mph. Wear old clothes in layers, long pants and sturdy shoes or boots and gloves. We supply tools, water, instructions, and answers to all your questions about the Prairie. (Can’t promise cookies.)
The workday is from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Come for part or all of it.

We will meet on 2nd Avenue at 122nd Street near the gate.
(Click here or here for a map)
If you would like to be notified about additional workday opportunities, plant scouting opportunities or plant identification walks, please update your preferences at the end of this email.

Workday cancellations will be posted on our website and Facebook by 8:00 AM on the workday. If you are unsure whether a workday will take place, please use good judgement when deciding whether or not to attend.
If you have questions, please email or call 773-515-2772. 

Thank you for your support,
Chiwaukee Prairie Preservation Fund, Inc.

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