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:

  • September 17, 2022 – Work Day
    Saturday, September 17, we will be cutting and herbiciding sumac. Depending on the weather and the turnout, we may also collect seed. The prediction is for partly cloudy skies with a high of 83 degrees. Winds are expected to be SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Wear old clothes, long pants and sturdy shoes or boots and gloves. Consider bug spray, sunscreen, and a hat. Masks will not be required since we are outside the entire time. We supply tools, water, instructions, and answers to all your questions about the Prairie.

    PLEASE NOTE: We will meet by the orange gate at 122nd Street and 2nd Avenue at 10:00 AM.(Click here for a map)

  • October 15, 2022 – Work Day – Location TBA
    Brush Cutting
  • November 19, 2022
    Brush cutting
  • December 17, 2022
    Brush cutting
  • January 21, 2023
    Brush cutting
  • February 18, 2023
    Brush cutting
  • 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 Herb
  • 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

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