Invasive Plant Removal
Weed Warriors remove invasive plant species from Clark County parks, trails and open spaces, which improves the aesthetical and recreational quality of public places.
Weed Warriors are local citizens willing to be involved and take part in their community as environmental stewards
Duties and responsibilities
Volunteers will remove invasive plant species, such as Himalayan blackberry, English ivy, garlic mustard and scotch broom. Typical tasks include pulling weeds, carrying loads to dumpsters and general site cleanup.
Weed Warriors will meet with the Volunteer Program Coordinator and learn about proper invasive plant removal and safety standards.
Volunteers will track and regularly submit their hours to the Volunteer Program Coordinator.
Volunteers must be comfortable working outside, sometimes on uneven ground and rugged trails, and be willing to get a little dirty. They should be ready to show Initiative and work independently, as well as to follow directions as needed.
This work requires lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, bending and handling materials. Volunteers should be able to lift up to 25 pounds and work outside during heat, cold and rain.
Volunteers should be prepared to interact and communicate with the public in a professional manner that reflects positively on their organization and Clark County.
Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and long pants while working.
All parks, trails and open spaces.
Volunteers typically work 2-4 hour shifts, with considerable flexibility to select the days and times to work.
All ages can participate, but youth 13 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Teenagers 14 to 17 will need a singed Minor Consent Form (PDF) to participate without a parent or guardian.
Volunteer application and background check
Both are required, unless volunteering at a pre-planned group event.
This is great opportunity to get outside, beautify parks, trails and green spaces, meet new people and learn about invasive plant species and their removal.
Volunteer Program Coordinator
Clark County Public Works
(360) 397-6118 ext. 1627