Welcome to the Town of New Glarus Parks Commission Website!
Whether you are a current resident of the Town of New Glarus or a
visitor we welcome you to the rolling hills, wooded valleys, and spectacular
scenery of our portion of Green County. This website is designed to provide you
with information regarding the natural beauty of our area and the work we are
doing to preserve and restore our native habitat and identify recreational opportunities.
The Parks Commission is active in a number of activities in the
donation and planting of trees for Arbor Day, restoration of the Blue Bird Ridge Conservancy, annual tree sales program, and identifying location and implementing a walking trails. The Parks Commission has also offered a variety of
programming and workshops including: Birding and Conservancy, Barns and Barn Renovation, Bats and Tree Species, Bluebirding in Wisconsin, Conservation
Planning, Pre-Settlement History of New Glarus, Settlement History, Native
Plant Species, Restoration of Native Plants, Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens, and
Preserving Your Driftless Area Family Lands.
Currently the Parks Commission is working to restore a native
prairie and oak savannah. The five acre parcel continues to be cleared of
non-native species with herbicide application, cutting of woody invasives, cutting of large invasive trees, and several controlled burns. In addition they worked with the local Boy/Cub Scout groups to place bluebird houses and a bird blind, for bird viewing, in the conservancy. Another project is to continue the
wonderful trail system that we have in our area to encourage non-motorized transportation
and recreation within the rural portions of our community.
We hope you use this site to learn more about the Town of New
Glarus and the many natural and recreational opportunities that it offers to
residents and visitors. Please visit the main Town website at www.tn.newglarus.wi.gov/ for additional information and resources.