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Weed Wrangle at The Nature Conservancy’s Boquet River Nature Preserve

When:
July 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
2019-07-09T09:00:00-04:00
2019-07-09T13:00:00-04:00
Where:
Boquet River Nature Preserve
Gilliland Lane
Willsboro
NY
Contact:
Zachary Simek
(518) 576-2082

Celebrate Invasive Species Awareness Week by attending New York’s first Weed Wrangle, held at The Nature Conservancy’s Boquet River Nature Preserve. Hosted by the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program and Adirondack Garden Club, volunteers will learn how to identify and participate in the control of common terrestrial invasive plants such as bush honeysuckle and Japanese barberry. Volunteers should arrive by 9:30 am for event orientation and training.

Participants are encouraged to bring the following:

  • Sturdy, closed-toe footwear.
  • Clothing appropriate for working in the field. Long sleeves and long pants are highly recommended. You will get dirty!
  • Work gloves (some will be available at the site).
  • Drinking water and snacks. Water and some light refreshments will be provided.
  • Insect repellant – ticks are present on the property.
  • You are welcome to bring any handheld tools, such as clippers, shovels, etc., as long as they are not engine powered (no chainsaws). Tools will also be provided at the site.

For more information, please contact APIPP’s Terrestrial Project Coordinator.

Following the event, participants are welcome to relax and connect with nature on the preserve. The Boquet River Nature Preserve includes 110 acres of floodplain and upland forest, and more than a half-mile of shoreline on the lower Boquet River. Hiking, fishing, bird-watching, and photography are all popular activities on the property.

To register for this event, please complete this form.

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