HIGH PARK NATURE
HIGH PARK STEWARDS
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High Park Stewards meet on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month, rain or shine.
Buckthorn #3, Boulevard Beds and Pot-Luck Lunch Nov. 27
Our last session of the year is Buckthorn Busting and Boulevard Beds (or fence preparation) and will be followed by a pot-luck lunch. current Pingg invite
Please meet us at 10:30 am in front of the Grenadier Restaurant.
Pot-Luck Lunch info
Please bring food that does not need to be heated up. We will drop off our lunch contributions at the Greenhouse then go to our site from there.map of park The lunch will begin at 12:30pm
Buckthorn Busting is a very popular activity for students who want to collect volunteer hours and for anyone who likes being outdoors and finds satisfaction in helping our restoration efforts by clearing large areas of this invasive shrub. You can really see the difference a few hours of work can make.
IMPORTANT INFO FOR STEWARDS
All Stewards need to sign a City waiver document once a year. To save time at the sessions please print and fill out these 2 pages prior to coming. We will also have them on site. Waiver Form
More on Buckthorn: This highly invasive shrub forms dense even-aged thickets that often cause an overall reduction in the establishment of shade tolerant native shrubs and herbs. It rapidly produces seeds early in the season that are highly viable and germinate quickly.
Becoming a Buckthorn Buster
photo from October 2015
Buckthorn plants produce a huge amount of seeds
Let's catch them before they spread
We collected at least 3 truckfulls
photo from October 23, 2011
Buckthorn busting is great for students
collect volunteer hours
Buckthorn Busters 2015
November 22, 2015
Some plants have sticky seeds
please do not wear fleece or other non-smooth clothes
SUMMER AND FALL SESSIONS
The Elite Squad which holds special sessions removing invasive species like garlic mustard is looking for a group leader. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be the group leader.
High Park Stewards Facebook Invasive Squad info
The Boulevard Bed Squad will be determining their schedule, with monthly maintenance of the beds spring to fall. Contact email@example.com if you would like to join them.
Outdoor sessions are dependent on weather and growing conditions and what is determined to be the greatest need for our volunteer efforts.
High Park Stewards meet on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, rain or shine.
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