Located adjacent to the City of Sun Prairie, this biologically rich site encompasses 990 acres that could be restored to important wildlife habitat. Approximately 330 acres—only one-third of the site—are protected. The conservation and recreation values at the site are so significant that the DNR included Patrick Marsh it in its Land Legacy Report, a list of the 229 places that are critical to protect "to meet Wisconsin's future conservation and recreation needs in the next 50 years." In addition, the Dane County Board of Supervisors included the site in the Dane County Parks and Open Space Plan. The Natural Heritage Land Trust is working in partnership with the Patrick Marsh Conservancy, local residents, groups, and governments to purchase land at the site, restore it to wildlife habitat, create trails that connect the protected properties at the Marsh with surrounding neighborhoods, and open the land to the public for hiking, nature study, and other activities.
See a map of permanently protected lands in Patrick Marsh.