Cherokee Marsh is the largest wetland in Dane County, Wisconsin. The marsh is located just upstream from Lake Mendota, along the Yahara River and Token Creek (map).
The Friends of Cherokee Marsh formed in 2006 to protect, preserve, and restore the beauty, value, and health of Cherokee Marsh and the upper Yahara River watershed.
Help Clean Up Cherokee Marsh
Saturday, June 15, 10 am – noon
Help clean up the upper Yahara River shoreline and other locations around Cherokee Marsh.
Yahara Heights County Park, Catfish Ct. entrance. Park at the dog exercise area. From there, we will head out to nearby locations.
Butterflies of Cherokee Marsh
Saturday, June 22, 10 am – noon
Observe a variety of butterflies as they take nectar from wildflowers and learn about their identification, behavior, and lifestyle. Led by Dr. Douglas Buege. Bring binoculars if you have them; close-focusing ones work best. A few extra pairs of binoculars will be available. Wear long pants and a hat for protection from the sun. Co-sponsored by the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association, Madison Audubon Society, and Friends of Cherokee Marsh.
Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, North Unit
More tours in Partnership with Madison Audubon
Save the dates:
August 3 (Sat.)
Cherokee Marsh, Upper Yahara River Tour
October 9 (Wed.)
Cherokee Marsh, South Unit