Weed Warriors

Help battle invasive weeds at Land Trust protected properties with Weed Warriors!


What’s faster than a speeding bullet? More powerful than a locomotive? Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Invasive weeds!


But wait… there is hope! The Deschutes Land Trust has a secret weapon, a kryptonite of sorts—our Weed Warriors! This dedicated group of volunteers fights for those who cannot fight for themselves, battling invasive weeds at Land Trust protected lands throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

Invasive weeds are (you guessed it) plants we don’t want at our protected lands—just like you don’t want weeds in your garden. The trick with invasive weeds, however, is that they are “super weeds” incredibly adapted to take over and win the battle. Native plants just can’t compete and need a leg up to survive and thrive.

We need your help to battle these invasive weeds and help give our native plants —like Peck’s Penstemon, milkweed, and buckwheat—a leg up so they not only survive, but thrive.

What does it take to be a Weed Warrior? A sense of duty and a willingness to get a little dirty! Our Weed Warriors visit our protected lands (including places not open to visitors) three times a month. Armed with gloves, tools, and determination, the Weed Warriors help make the world a better place. 

Level of Difficulty: Pulling weeds is hard work! The level of difficulty varies, but all Weed Warrior work parties require hiking off-trail on uneven terrain, stooping, kneeling, and working in all weather conditions.

To join the battle, check the Land Trust's volunteer opportunities calendar for upcoming events. Please note: Weed Warriors generally meet from April-October.