BURLINGTON — See conservation in practice at this year’s annual Prairie Walk on Wednesday, June 13, at Century Oaks Farm, 4111 Dyer Lake Road. This unique property, owned by Tracy Layton, features a wetland restoration, prairie and managed forest.
Speakers and special guests on site will include David Drake, UW-Extension wildlife specialist; Natural Resources Conservation Service engineers Mark Steinfest and Andy Jegerlehner, and DNR forester Mike Sieger. They will be sharing their knowledge of the property and the wildlife that frequent it.
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with a presentation beginning at 9 a.m. A guided walk of the property will follow and conclude with a catered picnic lunch. This is a rain or shine event, and guests should come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear, water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and chairs or blankets for seating during the program and lunch.
The $15 registration fee includes lunch and reference materials. Register for the program by June 8 at https://kenosha.uwex.edu/prairie-walk/. For more information, call Tom Oasen at 262-723-3216, ext. 2, or Leigh Presley at 262-857-1948.