Rakow Rangers 2023: Dig into Soil

From April - June, stop by the Rakow Branch to pick up a Rakow Rangers Starter Pack which includes hand-drawn trading cards and a booklet. Attend programs to collect more cards and enter to win a Grand Prize!

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Grand Prize Details

When you collect 6 unique trading cards, bring them to the Rakow Branch Library Help Desk, where you will be able to submit your name for the grand prize drawing! For every additional unique trading card you collect, you may enter additional entries for the grand prize drawing. Grand prize entries will be accepted through Friday, June 24.

If you cannot participate in any of the Rakow Ranger programs, please attend our Card Swap on June 30th or find the cards here on the website starting July 1st, 2023.


April 2023

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June 2023

Rakow Rangers Kits

Rakow Rangers 2022: Tree Exploration


Rakow Rangers Coloring Book Rakow Rangers Field Guide

Information for Parents and Adults

Navigating Bluff Spring Fen (Nature Preserve Location & Information)
Bluff Spring Fen Navigation Instructions

Leave No Trace

When spending time in nature, it is important to be conscious of the effects our actions may have on plants, animals, and even entire ecosystems. We have included two important principles below to keep in mind when visiting natural spaces. The two principles outlined below are part of the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.

  • Leave What You Find
    • Leave rocks, plants, and other natural objects as you find them.
    • Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species.
    • Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches.
  • Respect Wildlife
    • Observe wildlife from a distance. Do not follow or approach them.
    • Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, [habituates them to humans], and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
    • Protect wildlife and your food by storing rations and trash securely.
    • Control pets at all times, or leave them at home.

Rakow Rangers 2021: Start in Your Yard