- Max Trip Size: 20 people
Join Three River Park District’s battle against the invasive vine Oriental Bittersweet by participating in an “Invasive Blitz” at Elm Creek Park Reserve on Saturday, February 6! Meet at the Eastman Nature Center at Elm Creek at 9:30 a.m. We will be hiking off-trail on uneven terrain in areas usually off-limits to the public. We’ll be looking for the brightly-colored red berries of the vine from 9:30-1:00 or so, then head back to the Eastman Nature Center afterward for a hot beverage. We may be asked to use handsaws to remove the bittersweet, if time provides. (Birders: We may see birds such as shrikes and owls, so bring your binoculars.)
Dress for the weather and the work (comfortable, sturdy, warm boots or snowshoes with snow pants and layered clothing). Bring something to drink and a snack, if desired. (Snowshoes for loan from Elm Creek.) Must be 8 or older to participate. Youths must be accompanied by an adult and must have a permission form filled out. General information and the youth permission form are available on the Invasive Species Removal Event (see below). Non-members are welcome on all day trips, so bring a friend!
Register to attend by e-mailing Angela: [email protected]
Eastman Nature Center https://www.threeriversparks.org/parks/elm-creek-park/eastman-nature-center.aspx
Invasive Species Removal: https://www.threeriversparks.org/events/Groups/invasive-species-projects.aspx