Douglas County needs volunteers to combat invasive species
Efforts target cattails, yellow iris on the Brule River
SUPERIOR — Douglas County needs volunteers to help remove invasive cattails and yellow iris Sunday, June 26, on the Brule River.
Volunteers will meet at the Winneboujou Canoe Landing around 10:15 a.m. to unload boats and set up rides. They should be ready to paddle at 11 a.m.
Participants will paddle about four miles from the landing to U.S. Highway 2 to dig and cut cattails and yellow iris at specific locations.
The effort will end at the U.S. Highway 2 Canoe Landing.
Volunteers should bring:
- A canoe or kayak, paddle and lifejacket.
- Shovels and folding pruning saws.
- Chest waders or sturdy shoes that can get wet and muddy.
- Long sleeves and work gloves.
- Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and bug spray.
- Water, snacks and a bag lunch.
- Raincoat and a change of clothes.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org .