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Gathering Waters Conservancy
211 S. Paterson St., Ste. 270, 53703
608-251-9131
info@gatheringwaters.org
Protects Wisconsin's land and water resources by strengthening the state land trust movement as a service center providing training, technical assistance and continuing education. Field trips, too; check website for schedule. environment conservation
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County ReStore
East: 208 Cottage Grove Rd., 53716; West: 5906 Odana Rd., 53719
East: 608-661-2813; West: 608-442-9919
Building materials and home fixture re-use and surplus center; material donations are accepted, for sale to the general public at reduced prices. Inventory viewable online. environment conservation reuse
Wisconsin Bike Fed
409 E. Main St., second floor, 53703
608-251-4456
info@wisconsinbikefed.org
Statewide education and advocacy about and for bicycling. Sponsors Bike to Work Week. advocacy biking environment
Madison & Dane County Clean Sweep
7102 Hwy. 12, 53718
608-838-9555
Year-round facility near Yahara Hills golf course at the Dane County Landfill. Bring hazardous household materials such as oil-based paints, paint-related products, pesticides, poisons, organic solvents, ignitables, aerosols, and rechargeable batteries. $10 fee per trip; televisions and computer monitors are another $10. Open Tues.-Fri. 7 am-2:45 pm, Sat. 8-10:45 am. See complete rules and accepted items at website. environment conservation
Clean Wisconsin
634 W. Main St. #300, 53703
608-251-7020
Advocates for clean air, clean water and healthy communities state-wide; monitors legislature and state agencies in protecting the land, providing consumers with safe and affordable energy, and preventing pollution of air and water. environment
Wisconsin Wetlands Association
214 N. Hamilton St., Ste. 201, 53703
608-250-9971
info@wisconsinwetlands.org
Educational and advocacy organization dedicated to protecting, restoring and promoting wetlands and associated ecosystems. environment conservation
Wisconsin Environmental Initiative
16 N Carroll St., Ste. 840, 53703
608-280-0360
info@weigogreener.org
Promotes responsible business practices, sound environmental polices, green building, and water stewardship. environmental policy, green building, agriculture and land use. Programs include Green Built Home, Travel Green Wisconsin, Main Street Green and Clean Clear Waters. environment green
UW-Madison Arboretum
1207 Seminole Hwy., 53711
608-263-7888
info@uwarboretum.org
Featuring the restored prairies, forests and wetlands of pre-settlement Wisconsin. Its 1,260 acres also houses flowering trees, shrubs and a world-famous lilac collection. Open daily 7 am-10 pm; free. Visitor Center open 9:30 am-4 pm weekdays and 12:30-4 pm weekends. environment
Center for Resilient Cities
200 N. Blount St., 53703 (business office)
608-255-9877
Practices sustainable community development, works to make greener, more resilient cities. Volunteer opportunities at our Resilience Research Center, 501 E. Badger Rd. environment
Sustain Dane
131 W. Wilson St., Ste. 502, 53703
608-819-0689
info@sustaindane.org
Nonprofit sustainability resource helping individuals make changes at work, school and in their neighborhoods. Programs include annual Badger Bioneers conference, MPower Champions and smART (sustainability + madison + art). sustainability environment
Four Lakes Sierra Club
c/o Lacinda Athen, 4909 Sherwood Rd., 53711
608-274-7870
enews@4lakes.org
Environmental education, activism and conservation; outdoor and social outings; legislative work related to environmental issues; and various volunteer opportunities. environment
River Alliance of Wisconsin
306 E. Wilson St., Ste. 2W, 53703
608-257-2424
info@wisconsinrivers.org
Helps protect and restore Wisconsin's rivers. Advocacy and field trips. environment conservation
Nature Conservancy Wisconsin Chapter
633 W. Main St., 53703
608-251-8140
wisconsin@tnc.org
Funds, protects and maintains the Earth's rare species and natural communities by preserving the land. Most nature reserves are open to the public for passive recreation. Field trips and other events; see calendar on website. nature environment conservation
Natural Heritage Land Trust
303 S. Paterson St., Ste. 6, 53703
608-258-9797
Protects and preserves natural areas in and around Dane County through donations, conservation easements, purchases and assistance to private owners. environment conservation
Madison Audubon Society
1400 E. Washington Ave., Ste. 170, 53703
608-255-2473
info@madisonaudubon.org
Preserves and protects wildlife and habitat. Monthly meetings, newsletter, field trips, Madison Audubon Art Fair. environment birding
Madison Area Master Gardeners, Dane County Extension Office
1 Fen Oak Ct., 53718
Ann Munson, 608-224-3721
Specialized horticultural program to become Master Gardener. Classroom training offered in exchange for volunteer service. environment gardening
Ice Age Trail Alliance
2110 Main St., Cross Plains, 53528
800-227-0046
info@iceagetrail.org
Volunteer- and member-based nonprofit whose mission is to create, support and protect the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, a thousand-mile footpath tracing Ice Age formations across Wisconsin. environment trail
Friends of the UW-Madison Arboretum
1207 Seminole Hwy., 53711
608-263-7760
friends@uwarboretum.org
Provides financial and volunteer support to the UW-Madison Arboretum. Lectures, tours, plant sale featuring Wisconsin native plants. volunteer environment
Dane County Conservation League
PO Box 44039, 53744

dccl@dccl.org
Protects fish and wildlife and their natural habitats; pheasants and quail raised for later release in the wild. Meets to discuss farm and conservation issues the fourth Tuesdays at 7 pm at the VFW Hall, 133 E. Lakeside St. environment conservation
Aldo Leopold Nature Center
300 Femrite Dr., Monona, 53716
608-221-0404
info@naturenet.com
Offers interactive nature programs for families and children, including school, family and scout programs, summer camps, and special events. Trails are open dawn to dusk; center hours are 9 am-4 pm Mon.-Fri.; Family Trailside Backpack program and volunteer opportunities available. tour nature environment
1000 Friends of Wisconsin
16 N. Carroll St., Ste. 810, 53703
608-259-1000
friends@1kfriends.org
Promotes sustainable community development through a number of initiatives including Eco-Municipalities, Smart Growth, Great Neighborhoods and Multi-modal Transportation. sustainability environment action neighborhoods
Department of Natural Resources
101 S. Webster St., 53707
888-936-7463, 608-266-2621
State parks and forests, hunting, fishing, camping, environmental concerns. camping parks state nature environment hunting fishing
UW Geology Museum
Weeks Hall, 1215 W. Dayton St., 53706 (corner of Charter St. and W. Dayton St.)
608-262-2399; 262-1412 (group tour info)
museum@geology.wisc.edu
Exhibits of rocks, black-light mineral display, fossils including dinosaur skeletons and a Wisconsin mastodon. Open to public Mon.-Fri., 8:30 am-4:30 pm and Sat. 9 am-1 pm. No charge (guided tours $2). Nearest parking at Lake Street ramp. environment museum parents
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