Spring & Summer 2016
Catch us this summer at Sayler Park Sustains and Paddlefest!
Habitat restoration and trail work
Saturday, May 28, 9am to noon
Habitat restoration at Whitetail Woods and Black Walnut Gorge
Leaders: John 513.941.4877 and Gary 513.941.5414
Saturday, June 11, 9 am to noon
Habitat restoration at Shady Lane
Leaders: Tim 513.922.2104 and Robert 859.572.9661
Why habitat restoration? Many times the biggest threat to our preserves is invasion by alien plant species. Plants such as Amur (or bush) honeysuckle, euonymus and garlic mustard can produce such a dense cover of foliage that native plants cannot survive. We’ve been told that Amur honeysuckle even secretes a toxin that kills native plants!
When we restore the habitat in one of our preserves, we remove these invasive alien plants so that native plants and animals can thrive.
In addition, one or more of us usually winds up going to a preserve a couple of mornings during the week to take a walk and while they are there, they just can’t help whacking some honeysuckle. If you would like to join one of these walks, please call (513.922.2104) or email Tim Sisson and he’ll let you know when and where to meet.
For more information visit the Volunteer opportunities page.