Educational Programs

The Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum provides monthly environmental education programs. Most programs are held at the University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac campus and run about an hour unless otherwise noted.

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The Fond du Lac County Park System

Sam Tobias
June 20th 6:00 pm
Room UC114 UW-FDL


Sam will give an update on what the County is doing with parks and trails this year, including a detailed update on Hobbs Woods. We will also look ahead to a couple major projects on the horizon like the Plank Trail extension and potential new park land.

Sam Tobias is the Planning and Parks Director for Fond du Lac County. Over the past three decades, he has guided the completion of a number of significant projects including The Wild Goose State Trail, the expansion of Rolling Meadows Golf Course, the creation of the Mascoutin Valley State Trail, the development of Camp Shaginappi, and numerous brownfield cleanup projects across the county.

Sam is a member of the American Planning Association, a member and past board member of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association, a member of the Governor's Brownfields Study Group of Wisconsin. He is also a past member of Morning Rotary, the Fond du Lac Festivals Board and the Fond du Lac Children's Museum Board.