Weed Warriors-Volunteer

Website Friends of Edgewood

The Edgewood Weed Warriors operate under a permit issued to the Friends of Edgewood. They meet regularly to remove invasive plants at Edgewood, thereby allowing for greater biodiversity, natural habitats, and those beautiful wildflower displays that everyone enjoys.

The Weed Warriors normally meet on Fridays throughout the year, with additional monthly sessions on third Saturdays during wildflower season, from March through July, plus National Public Lands Day in September. Special sessions may be added with notice given at the beginning of the month.

If you wish to be added to the Weed Warriors email, contact the Weed Warrior program coordinator, Paul Heiple, (pheiple@gmail.com).

Volunteer Elly Hess began the weeding program at Edgewood in 1989; it continues today with over 60 volunteers. Their dedicated effort to contain invasive plants like yellow star thistle, teasel, and non-native grasses allows Edgewood’s native grasses and wildflowers to thrive.