Volunteers are needed to help the USFS work on removing two prolific invasive species near the Still Creek Restoration Project – Scotch Broom and English Ivy.
There are two sessions you can volunteer for:
Friday, May 26th 9:00am – noon
Satuday, June 17th 9:00am – noon
Please let us know if you are willing to donate some of your time and muscle to help remove these invasive plants. Bring your own water, wear long pants and long sleeves and wear close toes shoes.
Meeting Location: Volunteers will be meeting and parking along Still Creek Road near the junction of Road 12A and Road 10. We will begin by pulling weeds along road 12A, next to Still Creek (near the FS fish monitoring trap). Please be careful of traffic near this junction. Parking is limited carpooling is encouraged.
How to Prepare for the day: Please come to the project prepared to spend the day outdoors. I encourage volunteers to wear hiking boots dress in layers and to wear long pants and sleeves to avoid scraps from the vegetation. We require that volunteers wear hiking boots or closed toes shoes for safety reasons. No sandals. I also encourage volunteers to bring water, snacks, gloves, sunglasses and anything else you need to be comfortable for the morning. The Forest Service will supply tools, garbage bags and extra gloves for those who need them. If you have a favorite weed removal tool, please bring it and come armed to share your best weed removal methods with your neighbors!! Volunteers of all ages are welcome.
I look forward to meeting you all.
The USFS has always asked cabin owners to be responsible for removing invasive species on their lot and this is a wider project. There will be demonstration on how to properly pull and dispose of the plants as well as provide bags.
For a full detail of all the invasive species on and near our cabins please open up the link below for a full guide with pictures and instructions on how to properly remove and dispose of them.
Invasive Plant Treatment Guide 07 03 21