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Conservation crews have a successful burn season in Northside parks

Jan Axelson Friends of Cherokee Marsh Did you notice the flames this spring at Cherokee Marsh, Warner Park and Lake View Hill Park? The Madison Parks Division and Dane County Parks use fire...

Solar panels provide clean energy to Warner Park

By Jan Axelson Wild Warner Since October, the Warner Park Community Recreation Center has been using clean electricity produced by solar panels mounted on the building’s rooftop. The system has been performing...

Grow native plants to attract butterflies, bees and birds

By Jan Axelson Friends of Cherokee Marsh Folks around the Northside are discovering a way to attract butterflies, bees, birds and other wildlife to their property while saving time and money and reducing...

Eagles, swans and more spotted on annual Christmas Bird Count

By Jan Axelson Friends of Cherokee Marsh On Dec. 17 two teams of bird enthusiasts combed the Northside with a goal of finding as many species as possible for the annual Christmas Bird...
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Friends of Cherokee Marsh celebrates 10 years

By Jan Axelson Friends of Cherokee Marsh In 2017 the Friends of Cherokee Marsh will celebrate their 10th anniversary as a nonprofit group. From its beginnings as an informal group of advocates responding...

Construction begins on development next to Cherokee Golf Course

By Jan Axelson Friends of Cherokee Marsh Work has begun to support a new 6-acre development just west of North Sherman Avenue and north of Golf Parkway. The development, from Cherokee Park, Inc.,...

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