Volunteer Days and Field Trips

Volunteer on our Chiwaukee Prairie Work Days as we restore and manage the prairie.
All we need is you to help! No experience necessary. On the job training!
Dress for the weather, bring work gloves, and protective eyewear. We have tools and the equipment to get the job done. If the weather is hot, be sure to bring plenty of water. We hope to see you there!

Chiwaukee South – Regular Work Schedule: 3rd Saturday of each month 10 AM – 1 PM unless noted below.
Meet north of 121st Street on 2nd Avenue unless noted below. Click here for a map of “Chiwaukee South”.
If you have questions, reply to this email or call 262-658-8336.

Upcoming Work Party Dates/Events:

  • September 19, 2020 – 9:00 AM start time. We will meet on Lakeshore Drive in the 9300 Block; Please park on the west side of Lakeshore Drive. Click here for a map.

    This Saturday, September 19, we will be shifting from removing herbaceous invasives to removing woody invasives. The task will be cutting, herbiciding, and hauling scattered Ash saplings in an area on the north end of the State Natural Area. It will provide volunteers an opportunity to physically distance while enjoying the September Prairie.The prediction is for sunny skies, wind SE at 10-15 mph and a high of 58 degrees. Wear old clothes, long pants and sturdy shoes or boots and bring your gloves. Please bring a mask for the sign-in and instruction. After that we will physically distance. We supply tools and answers to all your questions about the Prairie.

    The workday is from 9:00 AM to Noon. Come for part or all of it.

  • October 17, 2020
    Brush Cutting
  • November 21, 2020
    Brush Cutting
  • December 19, 2020
    Brush Cutting
  • January 16, 2021
    Brush Cutting
  • February 20, 2021
    Brush Cutting
  • March 20, 2021
    Brush Cutting
  • April 17, 2021
    Brush cutting (and/or)
    Scout for/treat Garlic Mustard and Dame’s Rocket
  • May 15, 2021
  • June 19, 2021
    Pull/bag Dame’s Rocket and meadow hawkweed.
    Pull White and Yellow Sweet Clover
    Black Swallow-wort (search and treat)
    Canada Thistle (search and treat)
  • July 17, 2021
    Pull/Bag Common St. John’s-Wort, White and Yellow Sweet Clover, Black Swallowwort (search and treat)
    Canada Thistle (search and bag/treat)
    Scout for Purple Loosestrife
    Scout for Hairy Willow Herb
  • August 21, 2021
    Pull/Bag Queen Anne’s Lace and late blooming white sweet clover
    Black Swallow-wort (search and treat, bag seed pods)
    Scout for Purple Loosestrife

….3rd Saturday of each month! 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.