Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area

Upcoming Events

The NCWMA hosts a variety of programs to raise awareness about invasive species. We work with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, including school groups, community organizations, and professionals. Some of our programs involve hands-on removal of invasive plants, while others provide an opportunity to exchange information and resources to help us combat invasives. If you would like to partner with the NCWMA to host an event, or would like more information on an event, please contact us. 


Garlic Mustard Hand Pulling Events


Springstead forest, southern Iron County. May 15th. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Location: End of North Pripps Road, Springstead, WI. (46.007578, -90.146796)
  • Work a few hours or the day!
  • Contact Zach Wilson for more information or to sign up! or 715-561-2234

Bad River Floodplain, Mellen.

  • May 16th, 9:30 am to 3 pm. Hand-pulling garlic mustard with Enbridge staff. Volunteers are welcome.
  • May 20th to 24th, 9 am to 4 pm: Daily hand-pulling along the Bad River.
  • Contact Ramona at if you plan to attend.
  • May 22th: Free lunch available for volunteers!
    • Directions: From Hwy 13, turn east onto Hwy 169 towards Copper Falls State Park. After a half mile, turn south onto Butler Road immediately east of the bridge over the Bad River. Park near the intersection with Hwy 169.

Montreal River, Hurley. May 28th, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

  • Volunteers needed!
  • Hurley 6th grade students will attend.
  • Adults will help lead small groups of students.
  • Meet in the parking area north of Highway 2 and just west (the Wisconsin side) of the Montreal River. Contact Ramona for more details.

Bay City Creek, Ashland. May 29th, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Meet at Zak's Wash (122 9th Ave E). Park along the street. Students from the WATERS group from Ashland High School will help.

Velō Cafe, Cable June 6th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Downtown Cable: 13425 Co Hwy M.

The NCWMA is teaming up with the Cable Natural History Museum to pull garlic mustard.


Kimball Bay (private property) in Superior.

  • June 7th, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Work as long as you would like.
  • Contact Ramona for more details.

Central Park in Superior

  • May 17th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and June 13th starting at 10:30 am.
  • Meet at the parking lot along Laurel Ave. (east of Hill Ave).


Woody Invasive Plant Field Day

Hosted by the NCWMA and the Renz Weed Science Lab

Location: Eileen Town Hall (28850 Eileen Hall Rd, Ashland)

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024

Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.



Join us for the Invasive Woody Plant Field Tour on June 27th for presentations and field trips with Professor Mark Renz and the Renz Weed Science Lab’s staff. We will learn about high priority invasive woody plants and examine the most effective management options with an emphasis on buckthorn species. The field trips includes visiting multiple treatment demonstrations that were completed last fall.



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