Stewardship & The Bog Guardian Program

The Bog Guardian program began in 2017 with funding from the Ozaukee Washington Land trust and the WI DNR-Citizens Based Monitoring Program. A group of volunteers conducted road surveys to locate invasive plants in a 28-square-mile area around the Bog. Landowners were then contacted to help them identify and eradicate invasives on their properties. Teasel and Wild Parsnip were the first targets of the program. Eventually attention was also given to locating other invasives, including Purple Loosestrife, Phragmites, Crown Vetch and Japanese Knotweed. We continue to look for volunteers to aide us in this effort. We also hope to keep engaging landowners and businesses to help us protect the beauty and the health of this precious Natural Area.