Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST) announces the following calendar of upcoming opportunities to learn about invasives by taking action to remove them.
May 11 • Tuesday at The Ridges Sanctuary 9:30 AM – Noon. Meet at the Upper Rangelight. We will pull invasive forget-me-nots. Burgers hot off the grill afterward.
May 11, 19, 25 • Tuesdays in May at Peninsula State Park from 1 PM – 2 PM. Call Invasive species Coordinator Paula Olig at 920.854.5976 for more information.
May 14 • Friday at Whitefish Dunes State Park 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM Meet at the Nature Center. Water, gloves and snack provided. (Volunteers receive a complimentary daily vehicle sticker)
May 21 • Friday at Whitefish Dunes State Park • 1:30 PM Meet at the Nature Center. Water, gloves and snack provided. (Volunteers receive a complimentary daily vehicle sticker)
May 22 • Saturday at Potawatomi State Park • 9 AM and 2 PM Meet at the Picnic shelter at Parking lot 2. Suitable tasks for everyone. Rain or shine. For information: Peter Sigmann (920) 824-5193. (Volunteers receive a complimentary daily vehicle sticker). The friends of Potawatomi State Park are attempting to remove invasive Eurasian Honeysuckle along the shoreline to allow recovery of native vegetation and restore the view of the bay.
May 25 • Tuesday at Sawyer Elementary School. From 8 AM – 10 AM. Help the second graders pull garlic mustard at Woodside Park in Sturgeon Bay.
May 25 • Tuesday at Baileys Harbor Town Hall. Presentation and field trip • 2-3 PM A Success Story: Phragmites in Moonlight Bay. Field trip to Moonlight Bay will follow presentation. Carpool to field site. Waterproof boots recommended.
May 28 • Friday at Whitefish Dunes State Park 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM Meet at the Nature Center. Water, gloves and snack provided. (Volunteers receive a complimentary daily vehicle sticker)
June 1, 15, 22, 29 • Tuesdays in June at Peninsula State Park from 1 PM – 2 PM. Call Invasive species Coordinator Paula Olig at (920) 854-5976 for more information.
June 4, 5, & 6 • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday at The Rushes on Logerquist road in Jacksonport. Tackling barberry. Call Marne Kaeske for more information firstname.lastname@example.org or 920.839.2802.
Reminders & Notes
Log your Hours! Whether at home or out with a crew, your volunteer time controlling invasives is valuable. Please try to send these signed hard copies in to The Ridges each month. (The state requires hard copies – but we are working on an electronic version – maybe next year) The Ridges Sanctuary • PO Box 152 • Baileys Harbor WI 54202.
Landowner Visits! Staff and volunteers are available for landowner visits to provide a brief survey of vegetation and suggestions of options for noxious weed control. Call to schedule a visit: email@example.com or 920.839.2802.
Project RED! Coming June 14. Learn to identify 15 aquatic invasive species while doing what you love – paddling! Grab your friends and paddles. Laura MacFarland of the River Alliance of Wisconsin will present on opportunistic monitoring for exotic species of concern while enjoying your local waters. Cal: 920.839.2802 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s do this together! Please let us know about interest in invasive education development, growing threats and work parties in you neighborhood!
If you wish to receive emails from The Ridges and DCIST regarding upcoming opportunities, please call The Ridges at 920.839.2802 or email carol@RidgesSanctuary.org and they will add you to the list.