Please volunteer to help several neighbors from Chevelle Lane, Pharr Rd, W. Dearborn Cir, Park Dr, perform invasive plant removal along Dearborn Trail this Sunday, February 24, 9am-12 Noon. In addition they will be planting stakes to grow trees to help prevent erosion along the banks of Shoal Creek.
They will meet at Chevelle Lane entrance to the pervious trail. Bring gloves, loopers, clippers, water and long sleeve shirts and pants would be advisable.
An invasive species is a non-native species whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic harm, environmental harm or harm to human health. The term “invasive”, is used for the most aggressive species. These species grow and reproduce rapidly, causing major disturbance to the areas in which they are present.
Looking at the photos shown above you can see that we need help in removing these species including Ivy, Elderberry, Privet, Chinese Privet, chinaberry trees.
Thanks to all that can come and help improve our sanctuary. This is one of the last areas of undeveloped land in Decatur.
Please note this is not a Friends of Dearborn Park event. We recognize and applaud all who want to help the environment with Dearborn Park. A special thanks to Eric for organizing.