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Prairie Moraine County Park Vegetation Plan

July 19, 2019
Lars Higdon, Dane County Parks
Land & Water Resources


Contact: Lars Higdon, Dane County Parks

608-245-6898 –



Prairie Moraine County Park Vegetation Plan


MADISON, WI – July 19, 2019:  Dane County Parks staff will hold a public information meeting to present the vegetation plan for Prairie Moraine County Park. The vegetation plan was developed with input from the public and is in accordance with the Prairie Moraine Master Plan. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30pm at the Verona Public Library (500 Silent St. Verona, WI 53593).


Prairie Moraine County Park has a unique cultural and natural history and is one of the most visited and popular parks in Dane County. The park supports a dog exercise area, as well as an important section of the Ice Age Trail located along the terminal moraine of the last glaciation. Staff and volunteers are working to combat invasive species, promote native grasses and flowers, and manage park vegetation for public enjoyment. Learn about the vegetation goals for the parks and what you can do to pitch in! 


For more information or for park users who cannot attend this meeting contact Parks Botanist/Naturalist, Lars Higdon.


To learn more about Dane County Parks visit the Parks website at

To review the Prairie Moraine Master Plan visit:

To review the Prairie Moraine Vegetation Plan visit:


About Dane County Parks

Dane County Parks offers a variety of recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast and natural environments for quiet getaways or special events.  Dane County Parks takes an active role to enhance and preserve the county’s finest natural resources.


Dane County was one of the first park systems in the United States to develop designated off-leash pet exercise areas and has been used as a model for other systems across the United States.