Volunteers needed for invasive species removal

There will be another work session in Glen Echo Ravine to remove invasive plants, especially honeysuckle and all of the details are given below. This time the City of Columbus will be lending a helping hand. If you can make it to the event, please let Pete know by phoning him at 261-0092; Maureen of Friends Of The Ravines (FOR) would like to know how many people to expect. Thanks and hope to see you there!

When: On Saturday, July 30, FOR is partnering with the Columbus Recreation & Parks Department, http://parks.columbus.gov/HoneysuckleRemoval.aspx , and neighborhood groups to remove invasives, primarily bush honeysuckle within the Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum. Volunteers are needed from 9 – 3.

Where: Meet in Glen Echo Park beneath the Indianola Avenue bridge.
There’s a map at www.FriendsOfTheRavines.org/

What to wear/bring: long pants, boots or shoes with good traction, work gloves, hat, and snack/lunch. Recreation & Parks will provide some saws and loppers. If you have tools, feel free to bring them.

Tasks: Volunteers can haul cut plants to the shredder truck, others can remove different types of invasives. Crew leaders will be available for questions and direction. The two person Rec & Parks team will cut honeysuckle and operate the chipper/shredder. There is poison ivy, slopes and uneven ground in the ravine.

FOR will provide: water, sunscreen, insect repellent, poison ivy wash (like Tecnu), rest room facilities (courtesy of Xenos Christian School, Calumet Campus).

Hope to see you there!

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2 responses to “Volunteers needed for invasive species removal

  1. Mike McLaughlin

    Thanks for letting me know. I’ll be sure to go.

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