Earth Day Challenge at Madison Parks
Celebrate Earth Day with your neighbors and friends by volunteering to clean up your local park! Join this community-wide volunteer effort to make a difference. Earth Day Challenge Projects are held throughout the city. Volunteers may assist with trash pickup, raking, weeding, and removing sticks. The city parks department will supply gloves, garbage bags and rakes.
Click here to sign up.
Earth Day Expo
515 E. Main Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
Sustainable Stoughton invites you to their FREE Earth Day Expo at the Lageret, 515 E. Main St. Stoughton, WI. They will showcase all local food, artists, farmers, sustainability organizations and businesses, kid's activities, workshops and presentations, and live music all day. "Happy Hour" is from 3-5PM featuring beer, hard cider, and wine followed by the local Farm to Table Earth Day Dinner from 5 -10PM. To purchase tickets to the dinner and more info go to sustainablestoughton.org.
Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference
1 John Nolen Drive
The Nelson Institute's Earth Day Conference is entitled: Up for the Challenge: Innovation for People, Places and the Planet.
Conference sessions will explore the interconnectedness of environmental quality, economic development, social justice, and public health.
Speakers will provide a window into how decision-ready science is influencing conservation and corporate leadership and driving innovative responses, adaptations, and solutions to myriad issues, including those affecting agriculture and energy storage, and especially those brought on by climate change.
The conference is presented by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, named for environmental crusader and founder of Earth Day, the late Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson.
More info here.
Compost Bin/Rain Barrel Sale
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
You can choose a 50 or 100 gallon rain barrel with diverter, or a 65 gallon compost bin.
Pre-order by May 1st and save an additional $10.
More info here.
Parks & Trails Unite Festival
4330 Libby Road
Madison, WI 53711
This free event will take place on Lake Waubesa at Lake Farm County Park and McDaniel Park, celebrating the new Lower Yahara River Trail which includes a mile-long boardwalk bridge that connects the two parks and provides an off-road trail connection between Madison and McFarland that didn’t previously exist. This free festival will include live music, food carts, educational and cultural displays, live demonstrations, activity stations for adults and kids, pontoon rides, a biergarten, and more.
Learn more here.
Ride The Drive 2018
410 S. Blair St.
Madison Parks is pleased to bring Ride the Drive back for its 10th year! Stroll, roll, pedal or glide to three downtown area parks on Sunday, June 3 from 11:00am to 3:00pm!
The 4-mile route, which is more park-focused, began last year and proved to be a success in reducing cost and closing fewer streets. Participants will continue to enjoy fun activities, entertainment and food at Brittingham Park, Olin Park and Law Park. Plus they’ll enjoy the quiet beauty of John Nolen Drive closed to motor vehicles from East Lakeside Street to East Wilson and Williamson streets. The minimal road closures for this event allow for continued easy-access to downtown Madison.
Loop The Lake
3402 Atwood Avenue
Loop the Lake is Clean Lakes Alliance's annual bike ride around Lake Monona that highlights our community’s lakes and lake shore bike paths.
Event proceeds support the organizations ongoing lake improvement and protection efforts. In 2017, more than 600 riders participated!
More info here.