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2022 Fall Invasive Plant Removal - Information and Time Schedule

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden: Friends upcoming volunteer events -


Fall Buckthorn work

It’s almost time to gather together for a hallowed fall tradition: Making more space for native species by weeding buckthorn!

We will be working in the Volunteer Stewardship Area that surrounds Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary, in Theodore Wirth Park. The hillsides here are opening up from the dense, non-diverse thickets of buckthorn. Slopes are filling in with splashes of spring, summer and fall color that a plethora of native plants provides.

Here is the schedule:
Saturday Oct 1. 2-4:30
Sunday Oct 16. 2-4:30
Saturday Oct 22. 2-4:30

We hand-pull buckthorn seedlings, and we use weed wrenches and root-slayer shovels to uproot medium-size specimens. The largest buckthorn trees are already cut, so the work isn’t too strenuous. We provide gloves, tools and snacks.

No need to sign up ahead of time, but please let us know if you plan to join. We’ll send more details before the events, but don’t hesitate if you have any questions.


Questions??  Contact us by e-mail.

Eloise Butler Friends Invasive Plant Action Group - 2022
Jim Proctor, Committee Chair
Kari Christenson, Coordinator.

If you need directions to the Garden go to the Directions page.