Housing Approved next to Cherokee Golf Course

On March 1, the Madison Common Council approved a plat for a new 6-acre development just north of the entrance to the Cherokee Country Club’s clubhouse. The development, from Cherokee Park, Inc. (CPI), will be called The Turn at Cherokee and will have 16 residential lots
along a new street that will extend from the clubhouse entrance road on the south end to N. Sherman Ave. on the north end.

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Russ Hefty retires from career with Madison Parks

Russ shares his knowledge of wetlands on one of many tours he led (and continues to lead) at Cherokee Marsh. Photo by Janet Battista.

Anita Weier

As Conservation Resource Supervisor for Madison Parks, Russ Hefty aggressively managed conservation areas. Recently retired from the post after 25 years, he can’t stop himself from continuing his dedicated work as a volunteer for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at its Mt. Vernon property. He also plans to do some work at Donald Park near Mt. Vernon. And in January, he was elected to the board of the Friends of Cherokee Marsh.

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