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Earth Week 2021

Earth Week 2021

Celebrate the Earth through volunteering in our greenspaces during Earth Week - April 17-24!

In order to keep our volunteers safe, we are not holding our normal Earth Day of Service. Instead, be sure to join us during the week of April 17-24th and volunteer at one of our branches!

 If you have groups who would like to volunteer together, please contact our Volunteer Program Manager Davita at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

While some projects are already planned, weather and soil conditions change so we are unable to determine at this time what each project will be. Keep checking here or on our calendar for details. Click the links below to register.

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Volunteers help prepare our community, raised-bed gardens for the growing season.

Earth Week of Service Volunteer Opportunities at Menomonee Valley

Trimming Old Plant Growth

Monday, April 19 @ 2 - 4 pm
Friday, April 23 @ 4 - 5:30 pm
(For adults) Help us trim bushes to make way for new growth.

Bird Walk and Trash Pickup At Menomonee Valley

Tuesday, April 20 @ 8 - 10 am
(For adults and accompanied children) Kick-start your day with fresh air and bird songs as we will be collecting both trash and observations of birds.

Learning Garden Prep! Earth Week of Service

Wednesday, April 21 @ 11 am - 1 pm
(For everyone) Help us prep our community and learning gardens! These boxes are used by summer gardeners and during our summer camps.

Family Nature Hike and Trash pickup

Saturday, April 24 @ 1 - 3 pm
(For families) Join Community Programs Educator José for a family nature hike and trash pick up!

Trash pick up sessions

Two people sitting on the ground and digging up plants.

photo by Chris Von Briesen

Earth Week of Service Volunteer Opportunities at Riverside Park

Learning Garden Prep! Earth Week of Service (FULL)

Saturday, April 17 @ 10 am - noon
(For everyone) Help us prep our learning gardens! These gardens are used during our summer camps.

Earth Week Summer Equipment Prep Volunteer Opportunity

Saturday, April 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(For everyone) Join the our Neighborhood Engagement team as we prep for summer equipment lending! this volunteer opportunity will work with watercraft to get it ready for summer.

Earth Week Weed Out

Monday, April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, April 21 @ 9 - 11 am
Thursday, April 22 @ 9 - 11 am
Friday, April 23 @ 9 - 11 am
Saturday, April 24 @ 9 - 11 am
(For everyone) Help us remove invasive plants from the parks and greenspaces we manage! Earth Week Volunteers will work with our staff to remove Garlic Mustard at Riverside Park. Event dependent on weather.

Bird Walk and Trash Pickup At Riverside Park

Thursday, April 22 @ 8 - 10 am
(For adults and accompanied children) Kick-start your day with fresh air and bird songs as we will be collecting both trash and observations of birds.

Garlic Mustard Removal and Pesto Making Demo

Friday, April 23 @ 9:30 am - noon
(For adults) Help our parks by participating in some Garlic Mustard Removal and finish up with a short and enthusiastic demonstration of how to make Pesto with our fresh invasives.

Garlic Mustard removal sessions

Trash pick up sessions

A group of young men turn from their work in a cattail area to smile at the camera.

Earth Week of Service Volunteer Opportunities at Washington Park

Clean Up the Lagoon in Waders

Tuesday, April 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
(For adults) Put on some waders and pick up trash along the Lagoon's shoreline and near shore waters. Volunteers will not enter deep water and only adults will be allowed to wear the waders.

Bird Walk and Trash Pickup At Washington Park

Wednesday, April 21 @ 8 - 10 am
(For adults and accompanied children) Kick-start your day with fresh air and bird songs as we will be collecting both trash and observations of birds.

Planting and Prairie Prep

Wednesday, April 21 @ 9 - 10:30 am
Wednesday, April 21 @ 4:30 - 6 pm

(For adults and accompanied children) Help us remove invasive plants and get our prairie ready for the growing season.

Woodland Site Prep - Laying Smothering Fabric

Saturday, April 24 @ 10 am - noon
(For adults) Help us prep our woodland by laying down fabric that will smother the turf grass and weeds underneath. This process is an eco-friendly way to remove unwanted vegetation as we plant a native woodland in Washington Park. Volunteers might be asked to bend, kneel, lift, or shovel as we lay out fabric, secure it to the ground, and cover it with wood chips.

Trash pick up sessions

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Virtual Earth Week of Service

Virtual – Earth Week Trivia Night

Thursday, April 22 @ 7 - 9 pm
$5 – $10 (UEC Members receive 20% on program fees)
(For everyone) Come join us for a fun evening of nature based trivia with a special round on this month’s Yardversity (documenting the biodiversity in our backyards) theme: Spring ephemerals. Create a team, join one or play solo!

Virtual Yardversity Lecture – Spring Ephemeral Wildflowers of Wisconsin

Friday, April 23 @ 9 - 10 am
Free – $10 (UEC Members receive 20% on program fees)
(For everyone) As the snow melts, the greenery around us is beginning to emerge. Join us to learn about those fleeting spring ephemeral wildflowers, their important ecological niche and the wildlife they support in your own backyard!

Virtual Yardversity – Spring Ephemerals

Saturday, April 24 @ 10 - 11:30 am
Free – $10 (UEC Members receive 20% on program fees)
(For everyone) They’re spring’s early risers that don’t stay for long. Join the Yardversity project as people from around the world take to their backyards looking for Trout Lilies, Cut Leaf Toothwort, and other signs of spring and warmth!

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