In 2017, the MAMGA Board decided to select a project that would be the focus of volunteer efforts in the community. The site that was selected is a prairie next to the Lussier Cultural Heritage Center that slopes to the east and the wetlands along the Yahara River. Our on-site partner is Clare Carlson, Dane County naturalist coordinator. We also worked with Lars Higdon, Dane County Botanist/Naturalist.
Much of the effort was to remove the wild parsnip, honeysuckle, thistle and reed canary grass. We also transplanted prairie plants from the existing prairie areas on the Lussier grounds.