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Invasive Plants Volunteer Day – September 16
September 16th: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This summer and fall we’re offering opportunities for volunteers to help remove invasive plants by hand pulling (weeding) and using pruners, loppers, and other tools. With the help of volunteers, we can get so much more done on the landscape, and truly make an impactful difference. Invasive plant volunteer days will be held on THURSDAYS in September on September 2, 23, and 30 at 9:00 am until 11:00 am and September 16 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Volunteering will give you the opportunity to:
- learn how to identify and manage invasive plants (some of which might grow in your own backyard!)
- feel a sense of accomplishment in helping restore Merryspring‘s natural areas & habitat quality
- get involved and spend time outside doing hands-on work
- accrue community service hours
- and more!
13 invasive plant species grow at Merryspring, many of them abundantly. These plants are challenging to eradicate, outcompeting native plants and degrading Merryspring‘s natural areas and habitat quality. With some extra hands (you!), we can make significant progress towards managing and eradicating these invasive plants, bringing tangible benefits to the plants & animals that make Merryspring both beautiful and full of biodiversity.
Guests should RSVP to Environmental Steward Louisa Crane at environmentalsteward@Knox-lincoln.org or contact Merryspring at 207-236-2239.