Effigy Mounds cleanup days

WHITEWATER — The City of Whitewater is partnering with UW-Whitewater students and local organizations to create multiple cleanup days at the Effigy Mounds Preserve, 288 S. Indian Mound Parkway.

The oldest mounds are geometric shapes, and the more recent ones resemble animal shapes ranging in size from 60 to 300 feet. Studies suggest these mounds were a gathering place for several Midwestern Native American tribes.

Cleanup dates are scheduled for:

• Friday, Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Friday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Friday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteer shifts are available from 9 a.m. to noon, or 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. City staff and volunteers will work together with the goal to clear brush and fallen trees, and spread wood chips along the preserve pathway. Tools and supplies needed for the event will be supplied by city staff.

Those interested in volunteering can reach out to Eric Boettcher, Parks and Recreation director, at (262) 473-0122 or eboettcher@whitewater-wi.gov. Interested parties also may sign up at https://tinyurl.com/MoundsWorkDay.

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