National Day of Service and Remembrance
We will be working on invasive plant removal – mostly working with honeysuckle.
Work with Cincinnati Parks staff and members of the Alms Park Advisory Council (Alms Park Allies) in their efforts to improve the overall health of the park and support maintenance efforts. Projects will often include invasive species mitigation efforts as well as beautification efforts and grounds maintenance tasks.
The removal of invasive species is part of ongoing efforts 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 the 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.
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 a 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!
Registration is required. Click here to register.