Madison Wetlands Management District
Mountain-Prairie Region


If you or anyone you know is interested in doing volunteer work, please contact the office at 605-256-2974.

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*** Residential Volunteer Opportunities ***

We are currently taking reservations for residential volunteers. Late in 2009, we completed the construction of 2, 20’ x 50’ trailer pads complete with sewer, water, and 50-amp service. We anticipate accommodating volunteers during the spring through fall months. We will require a minimum of 24 hours per week per person.

Current volunteer needs include operating the visitor contact station during weekends, providing birding/wildlife tours, wildlife interpretation, environmental education, noxious weed mapping and control, tree removal, seed collecting, and boundary signing. Bring your skills and enthusiasm for an action-packed experience! Training will be provided for the operation of certain pieces of equipment.

South Dakota’s interior continental climate exhibits an extreme range of temperatures between summer and winter, common high winds, and cyclic wet/dry periods. Temperatures range from an average high of 83 degrees in July to 2 degrees in January. The number of sunny days averages 210. Average annual rainfall is 22.9 inches while annual snowfall averages 33.4 inches.

Madison (pop. 6,319) is the seat of Lake County, nestled amongst several prairie lakes. From Sioux Falls (I-90), travel 26 miles north on I-29, then west 20 miles on Hwy. 34. A wide variety of businesses amply provide for comfortable living conditions. Any other consumer needs are available in Sioux Falls, 40 minutes away.


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Last updated: May 15, 2013