Crooked Branch Ravine Park acts like a sponge, soaking up rain water and keeping it where it falls. It is also home to many native plants that support wildlife, including warblers and other song birds on their long migrations.
Protecting areas like this will help keep the rain where it falls and help improve water quality; this need is great in urban areas with lots of impervious surface. Unfortunately, this little park has many non-native, invasive plants and over time they will threaten the tree canopy (natures’ best invention for capturing rain water). And, as native species are lost so is the diversity that supports wildlife.
This is important work. We would appreciate your help. Looks like the weather will be great!
- Sunday, May 9 1 – 3 p.m. or as long as you can stay.
- Bring gloves and your own tools: hand clippers, lopers, a saw or other tool you prefer. An old screwdriver is sometimes helpful for removing ivy from trees; we will show you how.
- Please bring your own water and consider some insect repellent also.
- Bring a friend!
- Bring a mask. It may not be necessary but please have one available if there is the need.
- There is plenty of room for social distancing.