We recently got a helping hand…hoof…from a team…herd…of goats.
Early Summer has been a busy time across the James River Park System for staff, volunteers, visitors, and even filmmakers!
Most of the invasive species in the James River Park are of the flora kind. We can battle those with pulling and pruning. But a more nefarious kind has emerged. The Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in the Park
The Lionfish is a colorful little killer that’s creating havoc in the Caribbean and Atlantic. But our Park has its own invasive species to deal with.
Join members of the JRPS Invasive Plant Task Force, starting Feb. 24, 2019 for a week full of events designed to raise awareness, highlight solutions and provide hands-on opportunities for you to join the campaign to remove invasive species from the Park. Activities will be held in multiple locations throughout the park system and include botanist-guided walks, observing goats as they munch offending plants or getting in on that action by helping free-a-tree.
Members of the JRPS Invasive Plant Task Force, along with local business and volunteer groups, worked throughout the Park to mitigate the impact of invasive species. Activities included species identification instruction, watching goats munch, botanist-guided nature walks and hands-on plant removal.