NEXT Saturday, February 28th, beginning at 1 p.m., join Melanie Doyle, Conservation Horticulturist at the NC Aquarium at Ft Fisher, as we honor National Invasive Species Awareness Week with a 2-hour session of invasive plant removal at Greenfield Lake Park.
Melanie will show us the proper techniques for removing invasive plants. We will concentrate on removing invasive privet. Privet has an especially negative impact on our local native plants because it out-competes them in disturbed wet areas.
We will be meeting at the northern arm of Greenfield Lake, at the intersection of Lake Branch Drive and E. Lake Shore Drive. Parking is available at Lake Forest Baptist Church, as well as along E. Lake Shore Drive.
Please arrive promptly by 1 P.M.
Please dress for the weather and wear long sleeves, long pants, gloves, a hat and appropriate shoes (no sandals). There is poison ivy in the park. We will have some gloves and equipment to share, but if you have your own work gloves and loppers or hand-saws, please bring them along. We will bring snacks and water! Our work location does not have a restroom, but restrooms are available in the park.
February 22-28 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week! Do your part to preserve our native plants by removing invasive species from your yard and by joining community efforts to clear them from our public lands.
For more information on what plants are invasive in NC, see http://www.ncwildflower.org/plant_galleries/invasives_list/
For information on National Invasive Species Awareness Week, see http://www.nisaw.org/