Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood e-News
Regular Issue March 20, 2010
The DMN e-News and an occasional hard copy DMN News are published by the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association (DMNA) on an “as-needed” schedule. The Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association, Inc. has been working to unite neighbors to solve mutual problems and promote fellowship among neighbors since 1973.
President, Jeff Glazer, email@example.com 277-1778
News contact, Mary Mullen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 298-0843
Sorry that this issue falls right on the heels of the special Verona Road edition of the e-News. This regular edition has everything in it BUT the Verona Road articles.
Monday, March 22, 6:30-8:30 pm – Marlborough Community Garden registration, Boys & Girls Club
Tuesday, March 23, 6:30-8:00 pm – Talk on “Cars, Trucks & Your Health,” plus letter-writing about Verona Road project, Head Start, 2069 Red Arrow Trail.
Tuesday, April 6 – 7 am - 8 pm. Election Day. Check article 4 for locations.
Saturday, April 10, 1:30-3:30 pm – Marlborough Community Garden registration, Boys & Girls Club
Tuesday, April 20, 7:00 pm – DMNA Council meeting, Prairie UU Society, corner of Crawford & Whenona. Contact Jeff Glazer, above, if you plan to attend. (Attachment – 1 Council 3-17-19.jpg)
Saturday, April 17, starting around noon, DMNA Chili Fest, at New Beginnings Pre-School, behind MacDonald’s.
1 - Your Internet Vote Can Put an Orchard in Marlborough Park
Marlborough Park is one of five locations in Madison that could receive a free fruit orchard that comes with free training on how to nurture it. The preliminaries have been taken care of by people in the Dunn’s Marsh neighborhood who went to meetings and helped with the application.
BUT whether we actually get this grant depends on how many people will actually get on the Internet and vote for the orchard in our neighborhood. And guess what? It’s perfectly permissible to “stuff the ballot box.” The rules say you can vote once every day to help put the Marlborough Park orchard over the top.
Go to http://www.communitiestakeroot.com/ <http://www.communitiestakeroot.com/> right now and vote. You’ll find our location in the Wisconsin listings under the title “Allied Wellness Center,” the entity that wrote the grant for the orchard. If you have a thirst for more information first, read on.
Program Overview: The “Communities Take Root” program (the “Program”) is a cooperative effort between the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (“FTPF”) and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc. (“Sponsor”). The Program will cause twenty-five (25) fruit tree orchards to be planted in various locations in the United States by May 31, 2011. Deciding where the orchards will be planted will be determined by public voting, which will occur at www.communitiestakeroot.com <http://www.communitiestakeroot.com> (“Webpage”). The sponsor has selected up to 100 communities across the country as potential orchard recipients.
Timing: The voting will begin on March 15, 2010 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time ("PT"), and end on August 31, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. PT. The voting will be divided into five (5) rounds: (1) March 15-April 30,
(2) May 1-May 31, (3) June 1-30, (4) July 1-31, and (5) August 1-31.
How to Participate: You may vote for any community listed on the Webpage, but you may vote only one (1) time per day. Votes accumulate for communities from Round to Round if they do not win. The use of any script, macro or any other automated system to vote for communities is prohibited.
Community Selection: At the close of each Round of the Program, Sponsor will award an orchard to the five (5) communities that have the most votes at that time. The winning communities will be prohibited from accumulating further votes, but may remain listed on the Webpage to showcase the winners of orchards. In the event of a tie the winner will be awarded to the community that achieved the tied vote total first.
OK, time to vote if you haven’t already! Go to Go http://www.communitiestakeroot.com/ <http://www.communitiestakeroot.com/> > today, tomorrow, and everyday until we win!
by Mary Mullen
2 - April 1, 2010 is Census Day!!!
We’re not “fooling.” April 1, 2010 is Census Day. Your Census questionnaire responses should reflect your living situation on this day. However, you do not have to wait until Census Day to complete and return your Census form. 10 Questions. 10 Minutes. Make a difference in Madison.
Learn more online at:
Help spread the word! Please forward this information to family and friends so we can achieve
a complete count.
from Madison & Dane County Complete Count Committee (CCC)
3 - Help Madison and Fitchburg Get Their Fair Share
Each year, more than $400 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities. Census data helps determine the amount of money distributed to each community. This funding goes towards things such as education, housing, transportation and community services. Our community loses out on approximately $1,000 in federal funding for each person that is not counted. To help Madison get the funding it deserves, simply complete and return your Census questionnaire.
Census forms will start arriving this week. You may have received yours already. Fill out your form and return it by mail!
Learn more online at:
Help spread the word! Please forward information to family and friends so we can achieve a
from Madison & Dane County Complete Count Committee (CCC)
4 - Spring Election: Tuesday, April 6
It may not seem all that sexy to vote, but the people we elect do make a difference in how things go for us.
Remember to vote on Tuesday, April 3. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fitchburg voters in the neighborhood go to their polls at Fire Station #2 <http://www.city.fitchburg.wi.us/city_clerk/documents/Ald.Dist.1.pdf> , 5415 King James Way, Fitchburg WI 53719. If you live and Fitchburg and will be out of town, get your absentee ballot at the Fitchburg
City Clerk's Office, 5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg WI 53711, (608) 270-4200.
Neighborhood voters who live in Madison vote at the Head Start Building on Red Arrow Trail near MacDonalds. If you need an absentee ballot, either visit the Madison City Clerk’s Office in the City- County Building or make a request for a ballot online at http://www.cityofmadison.com/election/absenteeVoting/
5 - Make Sure Your Absentee Vote is Counted
Ten to 15 percent* of absentee ballots do not get counted. Absentee ballots are rejected for the following reasons:
o Ballot has not been received by the Clerk’s Office until after Election Day.
o Voter has not signed absentee certificate envelope.
o Voter has not had a witness sign the absentee certificate envelope.
o Voter has not registered to vote at their current address.
o Voter has not sealed the absentee certificate envelope.
- Voter has not sent original absentee request to Clerk's Office after submitting request by fax or e-mail.
from City of Madison website
6 - Watch Candidate Forums On-Line Now
Maybe you don’t have a chance to meet the people who are running for public office, but the next best thing might be to bring them into your home online. You can do just that for three races that are on the ballot for voters from this neighborhood on April 6. The races are for (1) Court of Appeals, District 4, (2) County Board, District 7, and (3) Madison School Board, Seat 4
Go to http://www.cityofmadison.com/mcc12/kyc.html. Just click on the proper forum, and voila! there they are right there in front of you
Fitchburg voters will want to watch County Board District 7 challenger Mike Thomsen and incumbent Matt Veldran as they are interviewed by a League of Women Voters moderator. (The County Board Supervisor for the Madison area of the neighborhood, Carousel Bayrd is running unopposed.)
Madison voters will want to check out the Madison School Board candidates for District 4. Tom Farley and James Howard are vying for the seat in this non-partisan election.
Both parts of the neighborhood have the opportunity to vote for Edward E. Leineweber or Brian Blanchard, candidates for judge for the District 4 Court of Appeals.
Information from League of Women Voters website
7 - League of Women Voters Candidates’ Answers Available March 25
The League of Women Voters of Dane County's Candidates' Answers supplement to the Isthmus will be on newsstands March 25, 2010. The Web site edition should be available at approximately the same time.
Green and Gardening
8 -Wood is Ready to Go on Crescent (Attachment: 2 Transformations 19&20)
NRC finished up with their work on the Apache Drive wet pond tree and shrub removal March 17. All the logs 5" and larger were brought to the curb and are available for interested parties to take as long as proper safety precautions are being taken. When I visited during the final portion of the work, a couple of guys with a pick-up truck had already removed 5 loads. There were many logs, but those wood hogs are “busy beavers.”
9 - Go Green. Sign Up Now for Green Power
Just a reminder that YOU – yes, YOU – can help put the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood over the top in our quest to win $1000 for being the greenest neighborhood in terms of signing up for Green Power Tomorrow from Madison Gas and Electric.
If you are ready sign now, just click on https://www.mge.com/my_mge/ServiceForms/WindPowerRes.htm <file://localhost/my_mge/ServiceForms/WindPowerRes.htm> .
If you’re still on the fence, here are some Q&As that might set your mind at ease about what it means to sign up.
Q: What is Green Power Tomorrow?
A: Green Power Tomorrow is a sign-up to buy green power – mostly wind power - for your home to offset a portion or all of your electricity-generated carbon dioxide emissions. In short, it’s a way to lower your carbon footprint and help lower the amount of green-house gases put into the atmosphere.
Q: Does it cost anything to sign up?
A: There is not a registrations fee, but you do pay more for green power. There are 3 choices, ranging from a $3.75 per month for a 300 kWh block to an average of $7.50 a month for an average household if you want all of your power to be green power. If your electricity use is over the average, the cost could be a little more. Users pay 1 ¼ cents more per kWh for green power.
Q: How can I find out more precisely what it would cost?
A: Go to https://www.mge.com/my_mge/ServiceForms/WindPowerRes.htm <file://localhost/my_mge/ServiceForms/WindPowerRes.htm>
At that website you can find out your own average cost for electricity and then determine whether you want to sign up for a 300 kWh block, for 50% or 100% of your usage at the Green Power rate.
Q: Can you give some real life example of the impact of signing up for o a 50% or 100% share?
A: My average use - 2-person household, small house - is 468 kWh a month. At 50% signup my average cost would be $2.93 extra and for 100% signup $5.85 extra. Another neighbor with 4 in the family has about the same use. By contrast, still another neighbor with a 3-person household uses 952 kWh on average and would pay $5.95 extra at 50% and $11.90 extra per month for 100%. It all depends on how much electricity your household uses.
Q: How can I sign up?
A: When you go to the website given above, the signup form is right in the box that gives the usage and cost to you for signing up at one of the 3 levels
If you do sign up, it would be great to hear from you so that we can both congratulate you and encourage others to do the same. Spread the word! by Mary Mullen
10 - Garden Plot Registration March 22 and April 10
Registration for community garden plots in Marlborough Park is set for two dates this year: Monday, March 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m. The location of the registration is the Boys and Girls Club on Jenewein Drive. Anyone who wishes to rent a garden plot may sign up and pay for the plot at that time.
Gardeners do not have to live in the neighborhood to garden in Marlborough Park. And if you can’t get to either registration, contact Nicole Craig (contact information below.)
Be prepared when you go to register. Know whether you want a plot in the plowed garden (plots designated A through E, the “big garden”) or in the no-till plots (F thru I and J thru M). Also come prepared to fill out the form about your household income and size. Plot fees are based on a combination of these 2 factors, and it will be suggested that you pay $10, $35, or $65 depending on where you fit in the table.
However, you will not be turned away if you don’t pay the suggested fee. For the past 3 years some Marlborough Park gardeners have decided to protest the steep sliding fee scale instituted by the City of Madison. Some have done this by paying an “equal share” payment of $16 per plot which would be the fee if actual costs of the garden were equally shared among all plots. Others have used some other principle such as paying double the lowest plot fee.
Hmong, Khmer, and Spanish translators will be available at the registration. Gardeners can also pick up free seeds.
The garden management is still looking for volunteers to help with registration. Volunteers staff tables where registrants fill out forms, review the rules of the garden and sign up for workshops and leadership positions.
To volunteer, contact Community Action Coalition Gardens Specialist Nicole Craig, 608-246-4730 ext. 208, email@example.com. Nicole has already sent out postcards to past gardeners and to new interested gardeners to let them know about the registration days.
by Mary Mullen
11 - Neighbors Needed to Haul Brush April 24 & May 1. It’s Good Exercise!
Fitchburg’s Environmental Engineer Rick Eilertson sent us this message:
“I'd like to organize a couple neighborhood work parties on the mornings of April 24th and/or May 1st where volunteers can help me drag brush from the wetter areas of lots 19 and 20 up to a location that we can grind it up at a later date. If you are interested or available to help with this, I'd love to hear from you. I'd be happy to give a short presentation at the end on the purpose of the proposed wet pond as well as discuss other ideas that neighbors have for future improvements to the area.”
Contact Fitchburg Environmental Engineer Rick Eilertson at 270-4264 or Rick.Eilertson@city.fitchburg.wi.us. if you could do this service for the neighborhood. Alternatively, contact DMNA Marsh Protection Chair Brooke Norsted at 271-2155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a dozen or more strong men and women including a few teenagers wrestling the brush up to the curb?
12 - Liquor Licenses Postponed Again
Alder Brian Solomon again be referred (postponed) the liquor license applications for 4245 and 4265 West Beltline, the two proposed restaurant/bars on the Frontage Road between Danbury and Seminole Highway. Since neither applicant has come through with plans to meet with the DMNA and the neighborhood, Solomon referred them to the May meeting of the Alcohol License Review Committee (ALRC).
In a note to interested neighbors, Solomon agreed that he too was getting impatient with this process. He said: “This month by month thing is getting annoying. If the applicants have not met with the neighborhood by the May meeting, I’ll probably make a three month referral or recommend placing on file (basically terminating the applications) with the expectation that the applicants not reapply until they are ready to sit down with the neighborhood.”
by Mary Mullen
13 - Alder Brian Solomon’s District 10 Update (From March 10)
Greetings District 10 Residents and happy almost-spring. Sorry its been a few months since my last update; I’ve just been swamped. Anyway, here is a sampling of some of the activities going on. My apologies for the long break between updates.
Be well, Brian
Edgewater: This continues to be a difficult process but, in my mind, an important one. I was one of five alders who opposed overturning the Landmarks Commission ruling but DID support referral so that we could continue forward progress and the developer could address some of the many concerns that were raised. I’m very pleased with the progress since then – many of the conerns have been addressed and I do think we have a much better proposal at this time. This project continues to evolve and I continue to believe the most important thing is that we respect all voices, continue to improve the plan, and, hopefully, find a way to make this project happen. Here is my latest blog entry, peripherally related to the Edgewater but more focused on a trip to the Dentist: http://solomadison.blogspot.com/ <http://solomadison.blogspot.com/> .
Dispatch: Obviously there have been some pretty big problems with Dane County dispatch, but I do believe the county is working diligently on fixing these. The county conducted a comprehensive review which offered a number of strategies, including reducing nonemergency calls. But some of these calls are the result of long sought regional efficiencies and moving forward must include and increase regional cooperation, not the opposite. The Mayor has been pushing the county hard for a 311 system to handle non-emergency dispatch and I agree with him. Hopefully a newly improved 911 dispatch and a newly formed 311 dispatch will help our whole region move forward with these critical services being provided as efficiently and effectively as possible. Dane County’s report, if interested, is available here: http://danedocs.countyofdane.com/webdocs/pdf/911/911_Comprehensive_Review_Phase2.pdf <http://danedocs.countyofdane.com/webdocs/pdf/911/911_Comprehensive_Review_Phase2.pdf>
Resident Satisfaction: The second annual resident satisfaction survey results were released in January and came in once again showing most Madisonians are pretty enthused about city services and quality of life. Here are the results of the survey and comparisons to 2008: https://www.cityofmadison.com/mayor/Documents/2009QualSvcSurveySumm.pdf. I am very encouraged by these results because Madison IS a great city, but I also maintain that there are many Madisonians among us who remain completely isolated from the high quality of life most of us enjoy. Our mission of equal justice and equal opportunity for ALL Madisonians remains an urgent one, regardless of survey results.
Ordinance Drafting Authority: I am the lead sponsor on an ordinance that would allow the city’s Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), Committee on People with Disabilities (CPD), and Affirmative Action Commission (AAC) to, after passage by the committee, request an ordinance be drafted and brought before the Common Council, even if the committee was unsuccessful in securing a single alder sponsor. This ordinance change was defeated last week at the Common Council Organizational Committee (over my objections) but will still come before the full council. I am sponsoring this ordinance because these committees are charged with protecting the civil rights of Madisonians and there should be no barriers to ensuring that civil rights issues are debated in the light of day. It doesn’t mean the Council has to pass the ordinance, merely defend a no vote before our constituents. An ordinance like this also empowers our citizen committees, an important statement given the recent hammering our citizen committees have taken (especially Transit Parking Commission and Landmarks).
WILCO: I co-sponsored the resolution to make members of the band Wilco honorary citizens of the City of Madison. If you’ve ever seen them play live, you’ll know why. J
RTA: Most of you probably know by now that the Dane County Regional Transit Authority (DCRTA) held its first meeting last week and elected Dick Wagner its first Chair. Dick is a wonderful Madisonian with years of experience working on transportation issues. He is a great leader and will do a wonderful job. There are several issues that the RTA needs to take up, including:
- When to hold a referendum on a potential sales tax,
- How the high speed rail system currently being proposed (the intercity route connecting Madison with Milwaukee and Chicago) will fit in with our long term desire to bring commuter rail to Dane County (an internal train system helping commuters in Dane County get to, from, and around Madison),
- Where to place the high speed rail stop (airport or downtown), and
- Whether Madison Metro will be part of the RTA
There are other issues as well, but these are some of the big ones. I’ll give you my quick perspective right now: Yes, we need a sales tax to fund the RTA. This will alleviate property taxes and make a firm statement on behalf of our regional transportation needs for years to come. The high speed rail plans DEFINITELY need to take into account our long term desire for commuter rail. While we’ll build our transportation system one piece at a time, each piece needs to fit a plan for an integrated transportation plan in the future. There is absolutely no question that the high speed rail stop needs to be near downtown. I’m going to work with other alders to create a resolution to that effect. Who from Chicago or Milwaukee wants to go to the Dane County Regional Airport? And finally, yes, Madison Metro needs to be part of the RTA.
Verona Road Expansion: WisDOT has been holding meetings throughout the effected communities (in district 10, this is primarily the Allied Drive and Dunns Marsh areas). I think DOT did a pretty good job responding to the concerns over accessibility and I think in many ways, accessibility will be improved from the current situation. However, unfortunately, that’s where the positives seem to end. Neighbors continue to have major concerns about the plans for Britta Parkway, the long term plans for the project (Phase 2 is not scheduled for 20 more years but it will definitely have major community impacts), and short and long term noise, environmental, and public health impacts. I have emailed WisDOT about these ongoing concerns and I know the neighborhoods have had several meetings with WisDOT and our state assembly representative, Terese Berceau. Obviously, something needs to be done with this intersection. But I’m hopeful the communities most impacted will have a stronger voice in the final design.
Allied Drive Update: Phase one of the CDA housing redevelopment has been very successful, with all 48 units rented and a large waiting list. Approximately 50% of the renters came from the Allied area which is exactly what we’d hoped. The CDA has been meeting with the Allied Task Force to begin planning for phase two, which includes home ownership opportunities. I am very excited to see phase two move forward. The neighborhood association is planning a retreat and looking at ways it can better serve the neighborhood and build stronger ties between neighbors. The Allied Wellness Center has formed a co-op board to look into the notion of a Wellness Co-operative to provide vital services, create community space, and integrate some of the wonderful programs already in existence (the neighborhood association, the wellness center, the MAP program, and the Dane County Timebank). I’m also hoping we can build some employment and training, entrepreneurial space, green jobs training, and/or urban agriculture functions into this design). It is very exciting and things continue to move forward.
Monroe Street Merchants: Our local businesses up and down Monroe Street continue to serve as a crown jewel for the northern part of district 10. They are already hard at work planning some spring and early summer events for the area (rumor has it that one of these events even involves chocolate!) and I’ll be sure to help get the word out when they do. Until then, don’t forget to support your Monroe Street Merchants whenever you can.
Dane County Task Force on Racial Disparities: You are all probably aware by now that Dane County has one of the worst racial incarceration disparities in the entire country. Blacks are about 100 times more likely to be arrested for drug offenses than whites (2nd highest in the nation) and 23 times more likely for a non-drug offense (highest in nation). This should be an absolute atrocity to anyone who cares about equality in our county. Dane County put together a Task Force which issued a final report, including over 80 recommendations, last fall. The county is looking to create an implementation team to figure out how to move forward on some of the recommendations, and I will be lead sponsor on a resolution for Madison to issue the strongest support possible for the recommendations and the work of the implementation team. For more information on the task force, please visit this site: http://www.countyofdane.com/oeo/disparities_task_force.aspx <http://www.countyofdane.com/oeo/disparities_task_force.aspx> .
14 - Art Show and Raffle at Alliant Energy Center March 27
The first annual ArtWorks: Madison event will take place on March 27, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Alliant Energy Center – Exhibition Center, Hall C. Fine art and fine crafts have been juried into this indoor event. Local artists from Central Wisconsin and Northern Illinois will join together to show you their latest art work. A few of these artists are exhibiting their creations for the first time in a public venue. Various media will be shown including ceramics, painting, jewelry, fiber, photography, glass, mixed media and wood. This is a great opportunity to find the perfect piece for your home or gift.
Check Out the RAFFLE benefiting the UW Hospital “Start With Art …” Program. The “Start with Art …” program, adds a valuable dimension to the promotion of healing and wellness in patients by stimulating creativity and self-expression and by introducing a variety of hands-on exploration of art materials. The artist-in-residence program is supported by the Ira & Ineva Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, 2009-2012. Fundraising in partnership with ArtWorks:Madison will provide us an opportunity to replenish our art supplies and expand our programming.
Admission is free. Parking is $5.50. Check out the web site for more information at www.artworksmadison.com <http://www.artworksmadison.com> or contact Colin at 608-712-344 or email@example.com.
15 - Facing Foreclosure? Some Hints on What to Do (Attachment: 3 Foreclosure brochures.pdf)
Are you facing foreclosure and don’t know the first thing about what to do? A first step might be to click on the attachment “Foreclosure brochures.pdf” to get some practical hints. Ignore the first page of the pdf document which is a flyer for a workshop that is past.
16 - Know of a Foreclosure in the Neighborhood? Tell the Dane Co. Foreclosure Task Force.
The Dane County Foreclosure Prevention Task Force was formed to develop and implement a coordinated response to the current foreclosure problem in Dane County through prevention, intervention and neighborhood stabilization efforts. The task force has developed 3 work groups to address this need.
One strategy of the stabilization group is to identify foreclosed properties in neighborhoods. To achieve this goal we are talking to lenders, realtors, neighborhood associations and other stakeholders to identify these properties.
At this time we would like to ask for your help in identifying foreclosed properties in your neighborhood. This information will help us understand the depth of this issue and it will also allow us to develop a more detailed plan on how to address this concern in our community.
Please send your information to:
City of Madison
215 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Madison, WI 53701
17 - HospiceCare to hold Three Question-and-Answer Seminars in April
HospiceCare Inc. will hold three question-and-answer seminars in April. The seminars are free, open to the public and will be held at the Don & Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, in Madison. “Making the Hospice Choice” will be held on Monday, April 12, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. as well as Thursday, April 15, from 9:00 a.m. to10:30 a.m. “Help for Your Aging Parents…and You” will be held Tuesday, April 13, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Pre-registration is requested; please call Carrie Glantz, HospiceCare public affairs, at (608) 327-7202.
18 - HospiceCare Grief Support Groups for April
In April, HospiceCare Inc. will begin two grief support group series and offer three recurring support groups for those grieving the death of a loved one. HospiceCare will also offer an informational seminar for caregivers. All groups are open to the public and free of charge. All groups require pre-registration and are held at the Don & Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, unless otherwise noted.
· Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group will be held Tuesdays, April 6 – May 4, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
· Family Series will be held Mondays, April 12 – May 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
· Bridges Weekly Support Group is held every Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
· Introduction to Grief is held the first Wednesday of every month, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
· Young Widows Group Is held the first Thursday of every month, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at San Damiano’s, 4123 Monona Drive in Madison.
· Understanding the Dying Process will be held Tuesday, April 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This seminar is for those caring for someone with a progressive or terminal illness.
To register, call HospiceCare at (608) 276-4660 and ask to speak with a grief counselor.
19 - Advance Calendar of Spring “Green” Events – DM Neighborhood & Fitchburg
For those who like to plan a month or more ahead, here are some cool events to put on your calendar. Some are happening in the Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood. Others are elsewhere in Fitchbur.
Sat., April 24, 2010 - 8am to 11am - Electronics Recycling and Shred Day Events - map and further details can be viewed at: http://www.city.fitchburg.wi.us/documents/Spring2010E-cyclingnShredDayEvents.pdf
Sat., April 24, 2010 - 9am to Noon - Volunteer Work Party and Presentation at the Proposed Apache Drive Wet Pond near Dunn's Marsh - Contact Rick Eilertson for more details or to sign up
Sat., April 24, 2010 - 1pm to 4pm - Biking Tour of Nine Springs Creek Watershed - meet and end at Dawley Conservancy Parking Lot - Contact Rick Eilertson for more details or to sign up
Thurs., April 29, 2010 - 4pm to 8pm - Fitchburg Green Expo at BTCI - Final schedule and format to be posted at www.city.fitchburg.wi.us soon - Contact Rick Eilertson for more details or to sign up
Sat., May 1, 2010 - 8:30am to 11:30am - Annual Waterway Cleanup of Fitchburg's stormwater facilities and creeks - We currently have group leaders for the E. Lacy Rd Neighborhood, Swan Creek of Nine Springs Neighborhood, and Dunn's Marsh Neighborhood. If you're interested in leading a cleanup group in your neighborhood please contact Rick Eilertson. Maps and guidelines will be posted at www.city.fitchburg.wi.us prior to the event. - Contact Rick Eilertson for more details or to sign up
Sat., May 1, 2010 - 8:30am to 11:30am - Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration and Spring Community Cleanup Day Event - Headquarters is at McKee Farms Park Shelter - see attached pdf for more details. Contact Ed Bartell at 270-4289 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Endl at 270-4288 or email@example.com for more details or to sign up.
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