Join us Saturday, April 28 to remove garlic mustard and arctic scilla. By then the weather has to turn warm. Why not enjoy it and help remove invasive plants in the park. When it finally warms invasives take off.
Other efforts will be to clean up debris in the park and on the beach. It is time to shake off winter and get the park ready to go.
April 28, 9 am to Noon
Meet in the parking lot.
Wear work gloves, good shoes to muck about if it is muddy and best to have long sleeves.
Join us for any or all of the 2018 weed-outs. Dress appropriately and bring work gloves and eye protection for working on buckthorn.
Saturdays. 9:00 am to Noon. Meet in the parking lot.
April 28 – Garlic Mustard and Arctic Scilla
- A volunteer group is also doing a beach clean-up for Earth Day.
August 11 – Burdock
October 13 – Buckthorn
We have been active for just over five years. In that time, we have made many improvements in the park, large and small. As you think about your year-end charitable gifts, please consider a gift to Doctors Park Friends. Your financial support makes things happen. Things like:
- Tree and native plant restoration
- New picnic tables and benches
- Frisbee golf equipment
- New Wayfinding Signs
- Weed-out efforts
- Maintenance projects
This year the Parks dept. built only four new restrooms/pavilions. An active and supportive friends group for Doctors was instrumental in securing one.
Your gift will help support continued efforts like these and a few more ambitious plans. We want to bring new life to the Beach House as an open-air pavilion, and work toward repair of large sections of both the Central staircase and South Ravine staircase down the bluff to the lake. These projects will require larger fundraising efforts to complete. Your contribution today helps to fund preliminary work such as engineering studies.
How to give:
GIVE ONLINE AT THE PARK PEOPLE.
The Park People is our fiscal agent. Make your check payable to The Park People and mail it to:
Doctors Park Friends
8305 N. Allen Lane
Fox Point, WI 53217
Over 50 volunteers bashed buckthorn October 28th. We are so grateful to the wonderful volunteers from Public Allies who jumped in to help and learned about invasive species in the process. Call out to Shavonda Sisson of Public Allies. Also Ken Solis of The Park People. Without him the weed out would not have been possible. Get ready for spring everyone! We are on a roll.
Read more about the work we are doing to plant more native plants to benefit pollinators, butterflies, other insects and birds.
We would like to collect photos, news clippings and any great stories about using Doctors Park through the years. Do you remember when lifeguards patrolled the beach? Do you have photos of family picnics you are willing to share? Photos from Dr. Schneider’s time when his summer home was located in the park might be harder for us to find, but we hope that anyone who may have some old photos will be motivated to sort through them. Please email us at info@doctorsparkfriends. org and we can arrange to help scan old photos or letters.