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Negwegon State Park Native Plant Species

The goal of this project is to foster understanding of the various natural communities at Negwegon State Park beginning with its native plants and moving on to animals, birds and reptiles.
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Osmunda cinnamonea - Cinnamon Fern
Osmunda cinnamonea - Cinnamon Fern
Tim Kessenich, Wisconsin State Herbarium

The Friends of Negwegon State Park would like to utilize teachers, students and school greenhouses for seed collection, seed propagation and installation of native plants. These same individuals could also help with developing the signage that would be found on the trails and with creating an inventory of the species that might be encountered. There is an abundance of material in the park for these activities. The Friends have permission from the Office of Stewardship at the State Department of Natural Resources to proceed with this plan with the proviso that plants or trees not currently growing at Negwegon must not be introduced. They are however permitted to transplant within the park and to propagate seed collected there.

lobelia cardinalis -  Cardinal Flower
lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal Flower
David G. Smith

 

Classes will be involved in the aquisition, purchase and use of technological equipment like cameras and GPS mapping units along with the plant propagation equipment. Data collected will be shared with the DNR for archival and study of the natural communities within the park. When these existing communities are identified, an interpretive walking trail is planned to feature the variety of native plant species at Negwegon State Park.

 

Friends of Negwegon State Park work together to preserve, protect, and promote Negwegon State Park. We are a non-profit volunteer organization working with DNR Parks and Recreation Division to support the Park by:

  • Helping to maintain trails
  • Sponsoring clean-up days
  • Coordinating educational activities
  • Protecting and preserving native plant and animal habitat
  • Providing information about the park to the public
  • Applying for grants to fund projects
  • Encouraging citizens’ involvement by joining Friends of Negwegon State Park
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Resources Offered
Equipment
Technical Expertise
Volunteers
Field Trip Venue
Access to Natural Areas
Created on Tuesday, March 20, 2012
 
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