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Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers are central to the protection and careful management of the Sylvania Wilderness. We expect to have several volunteer opportunities this year; and we will post information on this page as soon as it becomes available. Please leave your name at if interested in general, but contact people listed under each project directly.

Sierra Club Invasive Weeds Removal Project: June 17-21, 2016

River Touring Section
John Muir Chapter of the Sierra Club

June 17-21 Sylvania Wilderness Service Project Quietwater; Car Camp. The pristine Sylvania Wilderness is being invaded by non-native thistles. Help the Friends of Sylvania remove these invasives and enjoy the beauty of this special place. You can also practice portaging and camping to prepare for your other summer expeditions. We will begin Friday, June 17, 2016 with a pizza dinner, introductions, orientation, and a movie. We will finish on Tuesday June 21. To facilitate our project, we will be camping in the Sylvania Perimeter campground and cooking at the Day-Use building. Meals will be coordinated cooperatively to minimize expense and maximize quality. Fees are $40/ person. If interested, we need your reservation by June 3, 2016. Canoes are available for discounted rental. Contact Ms. Wally Brinkmann for registration at and for questions and details contact trip leader: Dan Wallace, 608-835-5144,

Fish & Game Club "Keep Sylvania Beautiful": July, August 2016

The Land O'Lakes, WI, Fish and Game Club is organizing three volunteer meetings to remove invasive weeds from Sylvania Perimeter Area (FR 6320). Here are the dates:

July 28 9AM-Noon, meet at the Pytlarz home on FR 6320
Aug. 2 9AM-Noon, meet at the Pytlarz home on FR 6320
Aug. 13 9AM-Noon, meet at the Pytlarz home on FR 6320

For more information, please contact Cheryl Pytlarz at

Trail clearing in Sylvania

trail clearing/Dan Wallace

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