The Mississippi Valley Conservancy [MVC] seeks volunteers to help begin restoration of the Chalsma sand-prairie site near Holmen, Wisconsin, at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2005. Volunteers are needed to cut, drag, and burn invasive trees and remove some old farm equipment and junk that has accumulated over the years. The work party will assemble promptly at 9 :00 a.m. at the Garden Street entrance to the prairie site on McHugh Road, ? mile west of Hwy. 53 north, and just west of Beaver Builders' Supply facility. Volunteers should feel free to come and go during the day as convenient.
If the work party needs to be cancelled at the last minute due to deep snow or dangerous weather conditions, that information will be available the morning of the 12th on a recorded message at the Mississippi Valley Conservancy office at (608) 784-3606.
Volunteers are urged to dress appropriately for cold-weather outdoor work. To volunteer, or for more information, please contact George Howe, Mississippi Valley Conservancy Conservation Specialist, at 608.784-3606 or by email at: Ghowe@centurytel.net.
The Mississippi Valley Conservancy is a regional land trust based in La Crosse that has conserved more than 1500 acres of bluff lands, prairies, wetlands and streams in the Coulee Region through land acquisitions, donations and conservation agreements. The Conservancy works with private landowners and local communities on voluntary conservation projects in seven counties along the Mississippi River. For more information about MVC's conservation work, please see the website at www.centurytel.net/mvc or contact the MVC office at 608.784.3606 or PO Box 2611, La Crosse, WI 54601, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.