Habitat Restoration – Thursday May 18 & Sunday May 21

We are looking forward to our next work days in Crooked Branch Ravine Park! There are a variety of things to do; remove plants using a weed wrench, free trees of ivy, remove vines from the ground or remove our current target plants, Dioscorea species.

Dioscorea bulbifera, also known as the air potato, is very aggresive invader of natural areas that has recently appeared in large numbers. We would like to get some control before it is really out of control! A long tool for weeding is best for this kind of work. Learn more about this plant here. Invasive.org Dioscorea bulbifera

We welcome those who have done this before as well as those who may want to learn.

  • Thursday, May 18 from 10 a.m. – noon or any time in between
  • Sunday, May 21 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or anytime in between
  • Map to site
  • Please bring your own work gloves and small hand tools such as a tool for weeding pruners, loppers, or folding hand saw. A flathead screwdriver can be helpful to pry vines away from trees. Limited tools and gloves will be available onsite.
  • We will be working in the woods so dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water and a snack if needed.
  • Please RSVP below if you plan to attend. This will help us plan for the work day and also let you know if there is a change.

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