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!

Regular Work Schedule: 3rd Saturday of each month 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM unless noted below. If you have questions, call Rick at 262.497.2798 or Nathan at 262.694.7351.

Upcoming Work Party Dates/Events:

  • September 16, 2023: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    PLEASE NOTE: We will meet at 122nd Street and 2nd Avenue, near the orange gate.
    (Click here for a map)
    Saturday, September 16, we will be basal barking sumac. Depending on the turnout, we may also treat grape vine and small aspen. The prediction is for cloudy skies with a high of 72 degrees. Winds are expected to be SW at 5 to 10 mph. Wear old clothes, long pants and sturdy shoes or boots and gloves. Consider bug spray for mosquitoes. We supply tools, water, instructions, and answers to all your questions. The workday is from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Come for part or all of it.
    For the general area south of 116th, click here.
  • October 21, 2023
    Brush Cutting
  • November 18, 2023
    Brush Cutting
  • December 16, 2023
    Brush cutting
  • January __, 2024
    Brush cutting
  • January 20, 2024
    Brush cutting
  • February 17, 2024
    Brush cutting
  • March 16, 2024
    Brush cutting
  • April 20, 2024
    Brush cutting
  • May 18, 2024
    Scout for/treat Garlic Mustard and Dame’s Rocket
  • June 15, 2024
    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 20, 2024
    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 17, 2024
  • September 21, 2024
  • October 19, 2024
  • November 16, 2024
  • December 21, 2024

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