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Weed Out! Rooted in You! Volunteer Opportunity!

Family, Group, Invasive, Milwaukee County Park, Volunteer, Weed Out, Youth

LogoThe Park People Spring Weed Out focuses on the removal of Garlic Mustard, an especially aggressive weed that is native to Europe. Since its introduction into our ecosystem, Garlic Mustard has spread at an alarming rate and has been displacing native woodland vegetation. It is imperative that Garlic Mustard is controlled in the Milwaukee County Parks before it causes long term degradation to our public green spaces.

Throughout May Garlic Mustard is an easy pull for volunteers of all ages. This is a great opportunity for families to volunteer together. This is much more than pulling weeds. The volunteers are surrounded by positive people that live and work in our community. Our volunteers truly care about our city, our environment and enjoy teaching and working with youth.

There are multiple Weed Out opportunities available throughout the county.

To learn more about Garlic Mustard here are a few links
Garlic Mustard Identification and Control A short, well produced video
http://www.vimeo.com/2855779
Wisconsin DNR Fact sheet on Garlic Mustard
http://dnr.wi.gov/invasives/fact/garlic.htm

Below are the specific dates and locations.
The Weed-Outs do not take place at the Park People office located on N. Farwell.

They take place in different Milwaukee Country Parks.
When looking for the meeting place in the park look for the yellow yard signs that say WEED-OUT!

Questions? Please Contact

Wendy Mesich Weed Out Coordinator

414-273-7275

publically@parkpeoplemke.org

Wednesday's April 8th, May 13th, June 10th, July 8th 5pm -7pm
River Revitalization Foundation hosts: South Branch Creek
8360 N Teutonia Park at 8830 N Teutonia

Saturday April 18th, 25th, May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Lake Park : Meet at Warming House

Saturday May 2nd, May 9th, May 16th & May 30th , 9am - Noon
Grant Park : Use Main park road from stop sign at Lake Dr and Park Ave.

Saturday May 2nd, May 9th, May 16th ,May 24th & May 30th, 9am - Noon
Kletzch Park: Meet at Pavilion 6650 N. Milwaukee River Parkway

Saturday May 2nd 9am - Noon
Menomonee River Parkway : Meet at location(s) TBA

Sunday May 3rd 9am - Noon
Honey Creek Parkway : 8204 Brookside Pl.

Saturday May 9th 9am - Noon
Boerner Botanical Garden : 9400 Boerner Dr Meet at CCC building

Saturday May 9th 9am - Noon
Mitchell Boulevard Park : 5115 W Bluemound Rd.

Saturday May 9th 1pm-4pm
Estabrook Park : Meet in Parking Lot across from Picnic area 6

Saturday May 16th 9am-Noon
River Revitalization Foundation hosts: South Branch Creek
8360 N Teutonia Park at 8830 N Teutonia

Sunday May 17th 1pm-4pm
Boerner Botanical Garden: 9400 Boerner Dr Meet at CCC building

Sunday May 24th 9am - Noon
Estabrook Park : Meet in Parking Lot across from Picnic area 6

When you come to a weed-out out please come in long pants, long sleeved shirts, tennis shoes or boots. Also bring a snack for yourself and some water to drink.
We have jobs for all ages and physical abilities. All children under the age of 18 must have a parental consent (we provide the waiver).

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