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Volunteers Needed for MacKenzie Maple Education Program
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/24/2019

Volunteers are needed to help students from around south central Wisconsin learn the process and history of making maple syrup in Wisconsin. Each spring the Department of Natural Resources MacKenzie Center welcomes more than 1,200 students to participate in an annual Maple Education Program.

Students and volunteers tap more than 100 trees in the center's sugar bush, or grove of maple trees, typically collecting around 1,000 gallons of sap and producing 35 to 40 gallons of pure maple syrup.

The education program begins in March and volunteers are needed in many areas. Volunteers will be trained to conduct student tours, boil sap, process maple syrup, and/or assist with other behind the scenes sugar bush duties. Volunteers are needed throughout the month of March.

Training sessions are scheduled for February 14 and 25 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m..

For more information, call the MacKenzie Center at 608-635-8112.

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