Trail Conditions: Ski trails were groomed on the morning of January 23rd.
You Can Help!
You are probably aware that the State of Wisconsin has recently stopped providing any tax dollars to state parks. Staffing has been reduced and there are now only three full time employees to manage Perrot Park, Merrick Park, the Great River State Trail and the Buffalo State Trail. The Friends support of the park is now even more important.
Please make a donation or become a Friend of Perrot State Park. A membership form is here.
Friends Accomplished a Lot This Year
Several grants were awarded for specific projects to help stretch our funding.
---A Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program grant and Friends’ contributions paid for Wiscorps to repair erosion damage and rebuild portions of the Perrot Ridge trail.
---Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin awarded us funds to create moveable, educational signs about the plants in the gardens near the nature center.
---Friends of Wisconsin State Parks awarded funds to pay for a variety of speakers to enrich our education programs.
---We had an opportunity to match state funds in order to replace fire rings and create wayfinding signs for park entrances. (We are in a queue for new signs so watch for them!)
---Several work outings helped maintain trails and remove invasive species.
---The most important accomplishment is paying for the salary of the park naturalist.
There are still many downed trees in the Park from storms and the loss of ash trees. Strong and hardy Friends volunteers continue to turn many of those trees into firewood for campers, allowing 100% of those firewood sales to be profit for Friends! If you are interested in helping us with this, please call the Park Office at (608) 534-6409.