Mt. Airy Forest West
Forest Restoration Community Workdays
A newly formed collaboration of community leaders and UC LEAP students is working closely with Cincinnati Parks Conservation & Land Management Team on forest restoration in the western edge of Mt. Airy forest. This involves cutting back invasive plants such as honeysuckle, and treating the stumps.
FOCUS: We will be removing honeysuckle from the forest base with loppers and handsaws. Trained volunteers will apply herbicide to cut stumps.
ATTIRE: Long sleeves, long pants. Closed-toed shoes. Rain coat (where applicable)
WHAT TO BRING: Bug spray, sunscreen, water bottles. We will provide gloves but feel free to bring your own. All tools will be provided.
WHERE TO MEET/PARK: Main parking lot in Bicentennial Park: see location in earlier message.
** Please note: Parking is available in the lot of Bicentennial Park (Green Township) on the boundary of Mt. Airy Forest West
FOREST BASE: We will walk here together. The trailhead is located on the marked "Nature Trail" off of the paved walking path. Continue straight on the path until you reach the forest clearing with picnic tables. This will be our base.
RESTROOMS: Restrooms are available in the main area of Bicentennial Park. Note that it may take a moment to get there from the forest base.
RAIN/INCLEMENT WEATHER: We will monitor weather conditions ahead of the event and cancel if it prevents us from safely and effectively achieving our focus goal.
We may work through rain/drizzle depending upon how heavy it is under the forest cover.
In efforts to stop the spread, for the safety of our staff, volunteers and community please consider the following guidelines:
- Do not participate if you or someone in your home is symptomatic (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath), or if someone you’ve come into close contact with is under investigation or diagnosed with a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19.