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Free A Tree during National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Feb 24, 2017 | Invasive Species Task Force


Due to the outlook for afternoon rain, Task Force volunteers will begin setting up by 11 a.m. We expect the goats of Bright Hope Farm to be on site by 10 a.m. Feel free to come by early for a better chance of staying dry!

Join the JRPS Invasive Species Task Force to celebrate awareness week, starting with an all afternoon kick-off at Pony Pasture on Saturday, February 25. Members will answer questions about the task force’s work in the park and talk about identifying invasive species, removal techniques and the importance of native plants in maintaining a local ecosystem.

1 and 1:30 pm: Two guided walks

Cultural History of Pony Pasture and Plant ID, natives and invasives; join us for both!

2-4 pm: Free A Tree

Volunteer opportunity to remove Enghish ivy, winter creeper and privet; tools provided. Please register with Hands On Richmond.

1-5pm: RVA Goats Demonstration

Watch these hungry hard-working munchers in action!

Other volunteer opportunities have been scheduled through March 3. Check out the Invasive Species Task Force calendar.


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