Contribute to the Cherokee Marsh Conservation Fund

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.

Join the Friends, renew your membership, or donate

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Upcoming Events

NEW Monthly Wildlife Walks

Sunday, May 4, 1:30 – 3 pm
and
First Sunday of every month, 1:30 – 3 pm

Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, North Unit

Free, family-friendly bird and nature walks. Sponsored by Madison Parks, the Friends of Cherokee Marsh and Madison Audubon Society.

Cherokee Marsh Art Show

Art Show, April 1 – May 31
Lakeview Branch Library, 2845 N. Sherman Ave.

Raising Crane: Impressions of Cherokee Marsh. Sponsored by the Northside Artists Group and Friends of Cherokee Marsh.

Earth Day Shrub Planting

Saturday, April 19, 10 am – noon
Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, North Unit

Help plant native shrubs in the recently acquired “Fifth Addition” on the south end of the park. Sponsored by Madison Parks.

Warbler Walk

Thursday, May 15, 6:00 – 8:00 am
Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, North Unit

Look for colorful warblers and other migrating birds. Sponsored by Madison Audubon and the Friends of Cherokee Marsh.

Evening at Cherokee Marsh

Wednesday, May 21, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, North Unit

View spring wildflowers and learn about recent restoration efforts. Sponsored by Madison Audubon, Madison Parks, and the Friends of Cherokee Marsh.

Butterflies of Cherokee Marsh

Saturday, June 28, 10:00 am – noon
Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, North Unit

Sponsored by Madison Audubon, the Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association, and the Friends of Cherokee Marsh.

Evening at Cherokee Marsh – South Unit

Wednesday, October 15, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, South Unit

View the fall colors and learn about recent restoration efforts. Sponsored by Madison Audubon, Madison Parks, and the Friends of Cherokee Marsh.