NatureWorks ecologists Ben Bomkamp and Kerstyn Perrett held their first stewardship workday Jan. 25 at Devil's Lake State Park's east bluff. They're planning a series of monthly activities meant to prune back invasive plants, expand the natural prairie and slow down trampling. 

One volunteer, Doug Hemken of Madison, helped out Friday morning, as did state Department of Natural Resources employees Jared Urban, volunteer coordinator for state natural areas, SNA crew leader Bridget Rathman and crew member Kari Rebman.