Working In Parks - Scheduled - Alms Park Fall Invasive Control Series
Work with Parks Staff and members of the Alms Park Advisory Council (Alms Park Allies) to remove invasive species in an effort to restore our native forest understory. Volunteers will us handsaws and loppers to cut (Amur honeysuckle bushes) and may also be cutting porcelain Vine. Volunteers will also work behind chainsaw operators to drag cut honeysuckle to chipper or to lay on forest floor.
Non - native plants such as honeysuckle and porcelain vine grow aggressively in this climate and create real problems for our native ecosystem. These invasive plants choke out the natural growth of native plants that provide more for a healthy under story and more for local wildlife. There are also safety concerns, as these plants grow fast and thick, and obstruct sight-lines in public areas. Poison Ivy also grows in these parks, please be cautious and aware of your surroundings.
Volunteers should be prepared for the weather in clothing appropriate for the temperature, wear long pants and layers (long sleeves), close-toed shoes are required. Suggested: face covering, gloves & refillable water bottle - there will be water cooler on site for volunteers to fill a bottle. Cincinnati Parks discourages single - use plastics.
Parks will supply tools and equipment, if you prefer to use your own hand tool, please bring it!
This activity has the following schedule
|Date||Start Time||End Time|
|Saturday, September 26, 2020||9:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Saturday, October 24, 2020||9:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Saturday, November 14, 2020||9:00 AM||12:00 PM|