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.
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.
View our latest Weed-Out® schedule here- Weed-Out® Schedule