2019 National Public Lands Day


Registration is closed and the event is now full.

Please note, you must be a registered participant to attend this event. We are unable to accommodate drop-in volunteers due to a finalized guest count for projects and food. We appreciate your interest and invite you to revisit our website to find future volunteer events, or find more volunteer events offered through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources here: https://dnr.wi.gov/volunteer/

Thank you, and happy volunteering!

When: Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 12:30 pm-6:00 pm

Where: Kohler-Andrae State Park (Google Map).

Parking & Registration: Park in lots 6, 7, 8, and register at the large indoor shelter located near the campground by lot 7. 

Be part of a nation-wide event as we volunteer at Kohler-Andrae State Park for National Public Lands Day! Join us for a day of service, food, and fun. We’ll start the day with a guided tour of the park, followed by volunteer projects, and then we’ll finish the day with a celebratory meal and s’mores.

Moderate physical fitness required. Ages 14+ recommended, with signed parental permission form. Volunteers under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers projects will range from trail work, mulching, picking up litter, etc.

Volunteers should bring: 

  • Appropriate clothing and close-toed shoes for working outdoors (work will continue rain or shine so please dress accordingly!)
  • Water and snacks


12:30 pm – Registration & welcome! Pick up your REI t-shirt, register, and receive your volunteer assignment.

1:00-2:00 pm – Learn why Kohler-Andrae is one of the most popular state parks in Wisconsin on a guided tour led by Jim Buchholz, former park superintendent.

2:00-5:00 pm – Volunteer projects, rain or shine!

5:00 pm – Complimentary dinner for volunteers and celebration.

If you have any specific questions about this event, please contact Kohler-Andrae State Park at (920) 451-4080.

Limit of 100 volunteers. Sign up today!

RSVP required – Please complete the RSVP form using the button below to sign up. This will help us with things like volunteer assignments and how much food to bring. Note that this event is capped at 100 volunteers. Thank you!

Thanks to our project partners for making this possible!

Caitlin Williamson

Caitlin Williamson

Director of Conservation

(608) 409-3109

Cait Williamson (she/her) oversees the Natural Resources Foundation’s grant programs and initiatives for conservation and environmental education, working closely with partners across the state to ensure that our Foundation has the most significant impact possible on Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife through strategic, science-based investments.