Invasive Species Volunteer Opportunities

• Volunteers are needed for invasive species control and trail maintenance at The Rushes on Kangaroo Lake May 27-29. Those interested in volunteering can pick one, two or all three days to help. The hours will be approximately 9 am to 5 pm the first and second days, and 9 am to noon on the third day. The Rushes will provide lunch, snacks and drinks after work on the first and second days of the three. If you can help, contact JC Pfeiffer at [email protected] or 507.452.4048. If needed, lodging in Sturgeon Bay can be provided for volunteers. The next volunteer opportunity at The Rushes will be planting of prairie butterfly habitat, invasive species control and trail maintenance Oct. 21-23.

• Garlic Mustard Fighters are needed at Newport State Park in Ellison Bay. Mustard removal efforts will likely be under way during the month of May on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. There may also be opportunities to work independently at other times. The park offers bags that volunteers can pick up before pulling, leave where they were working when finished, and notify the park staff for removal. Garlic mustard is an herbaceous biennial known for its prolific seed production and outcompeting of native plants in the forest. For more information on efforts at Newport or to volunteer contact Michelle Hefty at [email protected].

Does your group or organization conduct invasive species control or environmental education in Door County? The Door County Invasive Species Team would like to help you spread the word. Send invasive species-related volunteer opportunities, educational events and more to [email protected] and they will post them in their newsletter and online calendar.