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:

  • November 21, 2020 – 10:00AM to 1:00 PM
    Meet on 102nd Street just west of Lakeshore Drive

    This Saturday, November 21, we will be cutting, herbiciding, and hauling woody invasives in an area near the Chiwaukee Cottage. The prediction is cloudy with a chance of showers. Winds N at 10-15 mph and a high of 50 degrees. Wear old clothes and sturdy shoes or boots and bring your gloves. Please wear a mask for the sign-in and instruction time. After that we will physically distance. We supply tools and answers to all your questions about the Prairie. The workday is from 10:00AM to 1:00 PM. Come for part or all of it.
    We will meet on 102nd Street just west of Lakeshore Drive.
    Please park on the south side of 102nd Street.
    Map at:

    Workday cancellations will be posted on our website and Facebook by 8 AM on scheduled workdays. If you are unsure whether a workday will take place, please use good judgment when deciding whether to attend.
    If you have questions, email or call 773-515-2772.

  • 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.