COVID-19 Updates

Recent updates. Arboretum gardens and  trails are open. The Visitor Center will be closed until further notice. The Curtis Pond infrastructure project work is finished and trails in west Curtis Prairie have reopened. The speed limit on Arboretum/McCaffrey Drive was recently reduced to 20 mph (this applies to bicycles,… Read More

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All events are free and begin at the Visitor Center unless otherwise indicated.

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Trail segment along east edge of Curtis Pond

Curtis Pond: Engineering and Restoration to Protect the Prairie

October marked the completion of the rehabilitation of the Curtis Prairie stormwater detention pond that began in March, the last of the major stormwater management projects in the UW–Arboretum. Curtis Pond was created in 1970 to minimize the erosion and sedimentation caused by about 17 million gallons per year…

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