Planting will take place on the morning of Saturday, June 14th. Connie Ramthun of Kettle Moraine Landscaping will supervise volunteers. Some preparatory work has already been completed. Volunteers cut invasive Japanese Knotweed and the City has mulched much of the garden area.  Work to be done before planting includes cutting about 400 square feet of sod, putting in edging to keep grass out, and raking existing mulch onto tarps for use after planting. The plants will need to be watered until they get established.

The City will water the plants once a week during their first season; however, depending on the weather, they may need to be watered more often.

The project, which was initiated by the Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association of FdL County, is a cooperative effort of LWQIA, the Lake Winnebago Clean Waters Project, Master Gardeners and Gottfried Arboretum and Prairie.

Supplies Needed For June 14th Planting: 

Shovels, leaf and garden rakes and wheel barrows, hand tools for planting smaller pots of herbaceous plants, kneepads, garden gloves, hat, water, sunscreen. Also, tools for weeding, pruners, pails and rope for watering. 

Volunteer and make your contribution to cleaner water.  For more information or to volunteer call 979-4596.

Donations for Phase One of the Project (Above) or Phase Two (The additional available adjoining 120 ft. strip) or to develop appropriate signage can be made to:  
       Attn: Lakeside Park West Garden Project
       P.O. Box 1716
       Fond du Lac WI 54936-1716

(Lake Winnebago Quality Improvement Association of Fond du Lac County (LWQIA) is an IRS designated 501(c)(3). Donations to the organization are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.)