Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Exotic Plant Removal - "Deveg"

The MRNPA will be holding its annual Exotic Plant Removal ("deveg") party on Saturday, July 13 this year. Although last year's project was done on the Westside Road, NPS leaders are currently evaluating this year's plant growth and the possibility of working at another area. The location will be announced when plans are firmed up.

Participants in the project are not required to know about native and non-native plants. NPS crew members will work with you and tell you which plants to remove, and will be happy to identify native plants for you as well.

You should bring are work gloves, a small digging tool like a hand trowel or your favorite weed removing tool. You will not be expected to use or carry larger tools like pulaskis or shovels. Also bring a lunch, plenty of fluids to drink, and dress according to the weather.
The crew will meet at 8:30 AM and will start work at 9:00 AM. Expect to finish about 3:00 PM.  When you enter the Park, tell the ranger at the gate that you will be working on a volunteer project and you will be admitted to the Park for free.

If  you plan to attend this work party, please reply to John Titland at volunteer@mrnpa.org.

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