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:

  • April 17, 2021
    On Saturday, April 17, we will finish cutting, herbiciding, and hauling woody invasives south of 102nd Street and north of the Cottage near the pond. The prediction is for more clouds than sun with only a 15% chance of rain. Winds are expected to be NNE at 8 mph with a high temperature of 51 degrees. Wear old clothes and sturdy shoes or boots and bring YOUR GLOVES. Consider tick protection. Please wear a MASK for sign-in and instruction time. After that, we will physically distance.The workday is from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Come for part or all of it.

    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.
    Workday cancellations will be posted on our website and Facebook by 8:00 AM on scheduled workdays. If you are unsure whether a workday will take place, please use good judgment when deciding whether to attend.
  • May 15, 2021
    Activities TBD but may involve scouting for/pulling garlic mustard and dame’s rocket
  • 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
  • September 18, 2021
    Brush Cutting
  • October 16, 2021
    Brush Cutting
  • November 20, 2021
    Brush Cutting
  • December 18, 2021
    Brush Cutting
  • January 15, 2022
    Brush Cutting
  • February 19, 2022
    Brush Cutting
  • March 19, 2022
    Brush Cutting
  • April 17, 2021
    Brush cutting (and/or)
    Scout for/treat Garlic Mustard and Dame’s Rocket

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