Weed Warriors

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 Wednesday afternoons during daylight savings time and Friday mornings throughout the year. 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, at [email protected].  

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.

Program Coordinator, Paul Heiple, leading an intensive effort to eradicate yellow star thistle in 2019.
A few of the many dedicated volunteers who have been part of the Weed Warriors program at Edgewood Natural Preserve over the years.