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 10:00 AM – 1:00 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, call 262.658.8336.

Upcoming Work Party Dates/Events:

  • January 21, 2023 – Meet on 102nd Street just west of Lakeshore Drive
    Last winter, volunteers cleared brush along South Barnes Creek. Saturday, January 21, we will return to the same areas to continue cutting and herbiciding buckthorn and, conditions permitting, begin brush pile burning. The prediction is cloudy with a high of 33 degrees. Winds are expected to be WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Wear old clothes, long pants and sturdy shoes or boots and gloves. We supply tools, water, instructions, and answers to all your questions about the Prairie.
    The workday is from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

    PLEASE NOTE:
    We will meet on 102nd Street just west of Lakeshore Drive
    Please park on the south side of 102nd Street
    (Click here for a map)

  • February 18, 2023
    Brush cutting – Location TBD, however, it may be the same as our January work day. Please check back prior to the work day.
  • March 18, 2023
    Brush cutting
  • April 15, 2023
    Brush cutting (and/or)
    Scout for/treat Garlic Mustard and Dame’s Rocket
  • May 20, 2023
    Scout for/treat Garlic Mustard and Dame’s Rocket
  • June 17, 2023
    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 15, 2023
    Pull/Bag Common St. John’s-Wort, White and Yellow Sweet Clover, Black Swallowwort (search and treat), early Queen Anne’s Lace
    Canada Thistle (search and bag/treat)
    Scout for Purple Loosestrife
    Scout for Hairy Willow HerbExtra Workdays are likely to scheduled between the July and August workdays. 
  • August 19, 2023
    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
  • September 16, 2023
    Brush Cutting
  • October 21, 2023
    Brush Cutting
  • November 18, 2023
    Brush Cutting
  • December 16, 2023
    Brush cutting

….Work Days, 3rd Saturday of each month! 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM