It’s time to renew your membership

Show your support for Cherokee Marsh and the Friends of Cherokee Marsh by renewing your membership.

Your member dues help fund our activities to protect, preserve, and restore Dane County’s largest wetland. And this year, for a limited time only, you can also order a Friends of Cherokee Marsh 10th Anniversary T-shirt along with your renewal.

Is my membership up for renewal?

All memberships expire on December 31. If you joined the Friends after June 30, 2016, your membership is paid through December 31, 2017. For everyone else, it’s time to renew. If you’re not sure when you joined, contact us at or (608) 215-0426.

As a member, you’ll receive our newsletter six times a year, and you’ll know that you’re helping to protect and preserve a healthy Cherokee Marsh.

How to renew

Fill out and mail the member form or join or renew online. With either method, you can join or renew your membership, make additional contributions, and order a T-shirt.

Support conservation

When you renew, please also consider including a donation to the Cherokee Marsh Conservation Fund. The fund pays a yearly dividend to support conservation at Cherokee Marsh. The dividends grow as the fund grows, providing a permanent source of funding for the marsh.

Support hands-on, outdoor environmental education

We also ask you to consider donating to bring local schoolchildren to Cherokee Marsh for hands-on environmental education. The Madison Area School District sponsors uses hands-on learning to teach children about wetlands and their importance. The school district provides trained naturalist guides, but the classes are responsible for transportation, and many classes struggle to find money to charter a bus. A donation of $45 buys transportation for 20 kids.

A membership is a perfect gift

If you know someone who loves Cherokee Marsh, consider giving them a gift membership to the Friends this holiday season or as a birthday gift.

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