Our Weed-Out® Volunteer Program
Weed-Out® program is a volunteer initiative spearheaded by the Park People® in cooperation with the Milwaukee County Park System. Weed-Out® is an excellent community service project for any organization, school group, family or individual concerned about our environment or parks.
We provide “Weed-Out® Warriors” with the tools and supplies required to effectively remove these species and also educate the public about this severe threat to our park environments. Weed-Out® Warriors have the opportunity to reduce this threat during Spring and Fall Events. Download the Weed-Out® Spring/Summer 2020 schedule.
Volunteers pull garlic mustard, dame’s rocket and burdock in park natural areas. These close relatives can overrun forest floors in only a few years due to the tremendous number of seeds that they produce.
Volunteers use loppers and handsaws to remove buckthorn and exotic honeysuckle.