November 2, 2021

Seeking Volunteers To Tackle Invasive Plants in Brownsburg Parks

Brownsburg Parks seeks volunteers to help remove invasive plant species through its annual Weed Wrangle® series.

The Weed Wrangle® is part of a national effort to remove invasive plants from public spaces. State and community experts including Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasive Management and Hendricks County Invasive Management Cooperative will supervise the removal of trees, vines, and flowering plants while volunteers learn ways to address their own green spaces to combat invasive species.

“It’s important for us to preserve our natural resources,” said Brownsburg Parks’ Natural Resources Supervisor Joe Sakhong. “Invasive plants like these threaten native plants and eliminate food and cover for wildlife.”

Interested volunteers must be comfortable using cutting tools such as hedge shears, hand pruners, loppers, and pruning saws. Volunteers ages 13-17 must be accompanied by an adult.  All volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves; Brownsburg Parks will provide all other safety gear. Sign up to volunteer online.

Over 60 people volunteered during the 2020 Weed Wrangle® series. All events are from 1-3 p.m.

  • November 6 – Williams Park, Alpha Shelter (710 Alpha St., Brownsburg)
  • December 11 – Williams Park, Alpha Shelter (710 Alpha St., Brownsburg)
  • January 8 – Arbuckle Acres Park, Shelter 6 (200 N. Green St., Brownsburg)
  • January 22 – B&O Trail, Green St. Trailhead
  • February 5 – Williams Park, Alpha Shelter (710 Alpha St. Brownsburg)
  • February 19 – B&O Trail, Green St. Trailhead
  • March 5 – Williams Park, Alpha Shelter (710 Alpha St. Brownsburg)