We have decided to cancel this project due to the forecast for thunderstorms and many mosquitos in the work area. Hopefully we can reschedule soon.
Crooked Branch Ravine Park, a small park on the south side of Richmond, is home to a diverse urban forest, some lovely native shrubs and perennials, and the critters that depend on such places. Many of these plants are threatened by non-native, invasive species. We can either do something to change the situation or we will eventually lose both the canopy and understory layers.
Maintaining a healthy canopy also allows more rain water to stay where it falls; this reduces runoff (and therefore the possibility of flooding downstream) and improves water quality. Another important reason to care for this little patch of forest in our urban watershed.
Please join us for invasive plant removal!
- Sunday, June 3 from 1-3 p.m.
- Bring gloves and hand clippers. An old screwdriver is sometimes helpful for removing ivy from trees; we will show you how.
- Bring your own water.
- Bring insect repellant.
- Bring a friend!