[wisb] Re: Parking at Picnic Point (UW-Madison campus)

Hey all-
Importantly, realize that the money goes to the Lakeshore Nature Preserve,
and not straight into campus coffers. That made a little difference in my
opinion of the new fee...

Jesse Ellis
Madison

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Tom Wood <tcwood729@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I was there yesterday. You need either quarters, dollar coins, or a credit
> card to obtain a parking stub at the kiosk. I paid 3.00 for two hours.
>
> Thomas Wood,Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County
>
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> On Behalf Of Peter A. Fissel
> Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:58 AM
> To: Wisconsin Birding Network
> Subject: [wisb] Parking at Picnic Point (UW-Madison campus)
>
> A few of you may be aware that the university recently started charging for
> parking during the day at the two lots near the base of Picnic Point
> (including the Class of 1918 Marsh lot.)  The stated reason is that staff
> and students were using the lots as free parking during the day, while they
> took the free campus bus to work or class.
>
> As I understand it, this is enforced from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.,
> Monday-Friday, and costs quite a bit (on the order of $2/hour.)  This is
> supposedly a "trial" period.  While weekend field trips won't be affected,
> anyone wanting to bird there during the week will need to pony up or get
> ticketed.  I'm told that Gary Brown, the Lakeshore Preserve director, has
> only gotten two comments so far.  If you would like to make your feelings
> known on this issue, his email address is:
>
> gbrown@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
> Peter Fissel
> Madison, Dane Co.
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Jesse Ellis
Post-doctoral Researcher
Dept. of Zoology
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, Dane Co, WI


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