University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Boyd Park Prairie Restoration

15 hours

Community partner: Boyd Park Prairie Volunteers
Supervisor: Lori A. Bica
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer The Boyd Park Prairie Volunteers maintain and improve the native prairie located East of Boyd Park on Main Street in downtown Eau Claire. Once a paved lot/access way, this space now teems with plants, animals, and insects, and is considered a premier outdoor destination for our city.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer The mission of the Boyd Park Volunteers is to preserve this space for the plants, animals, and insects that call the prairie home, as well as for the people who visit.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer No skills required. We'll teach you what you need to know to be successful with this project. Everyone who participates will be involved with identifying and removing non-native/invasive plant species, as this is necessary for regular maintenance. Depending on time of year and project needs, other activities could include building (benches, fences, etc.); tree, shrub, or flower planting; minor weeding; mulching; and tree or bush trimming.


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Objectives for student learning include developing knowledge of plants that are native vs. non-native for our region and how to effectively maintain a native prairie located within a city environment. Other objectives could include building skills and landscaping-type skills (trimming, planting, etc.), as applicable.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm; other times, as desired and based on the student and community partner's schedules.


Additional information (not required).

Answer Students can choose to complete this project for 15 hours or 30 hours.