Weed Warriors

Weed Warriors is a volunteer program that helps protect Presque Isle State Park by focusing on the removal of invasive plant species. Invasive plants often crowd out, or out-compete native plants that other wildlife such as birds, insects, and deer need to survive.

Who's Invited?

The Weed Warrior program is designed to accommodate anyone in the community who wants to get involved. It's a great opportunity for students to get service hours, for college students to gain field experience with invasive plants, for educational field trips, for businesses and organizations looking to give back to the community, and for Presque Isle enthusiasts and earth minded citizens who want to volunteer.

Plants of Interest

  • Oriental Bittersweet

    Oriental Bittersweet is an aggressive woody vine that attaches onto a host (trees and other plants) while consuming the sunlight and other resources that nearby plants need to survive.

  • Garlic Mustard

    Garlic Mustard becomes a dominant understory plant when introduced into new woodland and floodplain environments. Fungi and insects that feed on Garlic Mustard are not present in North America resulting in a high seed production and rapid spreading.

Get Involved

Work Days

  • Tuesdays: 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Saturdays: 9:00am - 10:30am

Parking and Meeting: Meet and park at the Stull Interpretive Center 10 minutes before each event.

For more information, please contact Kyle Bowden at 814-440-3953, or email at