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:

  • August 14, 2021 – 9:00 AM – Plant ID Hike
    Our volunteer naturalist and prairie plant expert Kay McClelland will be leading three more plant walks this season. Each fun- and fact-filled walk includes a little history, a little geology and lots of plant names and information. Over the summer months participants will look at and identify more than 100 different flowering plants, grasses, and some sedges. There will be a plant list available each time as well as occasional other handouts. Mark your calendar.
    Meet at the intersection of 121st Street and 2nd Avenue. Park on 2nd Avenue. Click here for a map. Wear good walking shoes or boots and long pants. Sunscreen, insect repellent for likely ticks, and a hat are wise. We go in light rain but not if there is lightning.Kay McClelland, Naturalist
    262-994-1939 Mobile

    Cancellations will be posted on our website and Facebook by 8:00 AM on the day of the event. If you are unsure whether an event will take place, please use good judgment when deciding whether or not to attend.

  • August 21, 2021 – Work Day – Location TBA
    Pull/Bag Queen Anne’s Lace and late blooming white sweet clover
    Black Swallow-wort (search and treat, bag seed pods)
    Scout for Purple LoosestrifeWorkday cancellations will be posted on our website and Facebook page 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.
  • August 21, 2021 – 10:00 AM – Plant ID Hike
    Our volunteer naturalist and prairie plant expert Kay McClelland will be leading three more plant walks this season. Each fun- and fact-filled walk includes a little history, a little geology and lots of plant names and information. Over the summer months participants will look at and identify more than 100 different flowering plants, grasses, and some sedges. There will be a plant list available each time as well as occasional other handouts. Mark your calendar.
    Meet at the intersection of 121st Street and 2nd Avenue. Park on 2nd Avenue. Click here for a map. Wear good walking shoes or boots and long pants. Sunscreen, insect repellent for likely ticks, and a hat are wise. We go in light rain but not if there is lightning.Kay McClelland, Naturalist
    262-994-1939 Mobile

    Cancellations will be posted on our website and Facebook by 8:00 AM on the day of the event. If you are unsure whether an event will take place, please use good judgment when deciding whether or not to attend.

  • September 18, 2021 – Work Day – Location TBA
    Brush Cutting
  • September 25, 2021 – 10:00 AM – Plant ID Hike
    Our volunteer naturalist and prairie plant expert Kay McClelland will be leading three more plant walks this season. Each fun- and fact-filled walk includes a little history, a little geology and lots of plant names and information. Over the summer months participants will look at and identify more than 100 different flowering plants, grasses, and some sedges. There will be a plant list available each time as well as occasional other handouts. Mark your calendar.
    Meet at the intersection of 121st Street and 2nd Avenue. Park on 2nd Avenue. Click here for a map. Wear good walking shoes or boots and long pants. Sunscreen, insect repellent for likely ticks, and a hat are wise. We go in light rain but not if there is lightning.Kay McClelland, Naturalist
    262-994-1939 Mobile

    Cancellations will be posted on our website and Facebook by 8:00 AM on the day of the event. If you are unsure whether an event will take place, please use good judgment when deciding whether or not to attend.

  • October 16, 2021 – Work Day – Location TBA
    Brush Cutting
  • November 20, 2021 – Work Day – Location TBA
    Brush Cutting
  • December 18, 2021 – Work Day – Location TBA
    Brush Cutting
  • January 15, 2022
    Brush Cutting
  • February 19, 2022
    Brush Cutting
  • March 19, 2022
    Brush Cutting
  • April 16, 2022
    Brush cutting (and/or)
    Scout for/treat Garlic Mustard and Dame’s Rocket
  • May 21, 2022
    Activities TBD but may involve scouting for/pulling garlic mustard and dame’s rocket
  • June 18, 2022
    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 16, 2022
    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 20, 2022
    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

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