We have a new date for the local volunteering opportunity with the New Roxbury Land Trust in Union, CT! They are requesting volunteers to help with clearing invasives from land recently purchased by the New Roxbury Land Trust March 24th 10AM to 1PM. Please respond to Danielle Hare at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested - we need a head count to make sure we have enough personnel.
Volunteers will help in clearing the larger woody shrubs, vines, dead wood, and young trees. Tasks include dragging the brush into piles, as well as using loppers and hand saws for trimming. Trimming supplies and snacks will be provided. More details on the clothing to wear, and directions.
The goal of this work will be to limit the spread of bittersweet vines, invasive shrubs, and rough goldenrod to make room for seedlings of the meadow perennials that will be introduced over the summer. These perennials are part of the efforts to extend the availability of nectar-producing native plants to benefit local populations of bees, native and otherwise. This project links the New Roxbury Land Trust to the on-going efforts of the New England Wild Flower Society to teach and showcase similar sites.