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Volunteers sought to remove Bryan Park invasives

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Friends of Bryan Park are seeking volunteers to help remove English ivy and non-native honeysuckle from the area around the soon-to-be Nature Center in Richmond’s Bryan Park.
 
Volunteers plant Virginia bluebells at Pony Pasture, January 2010Invasive non-native plants such as English ivy and honeysuckle crowd out native plants that provide food and shelter for wildlife and reduce the natural diversity and resiliency of the park’s ecosystem.
 
Work sessions to remove the invasive plants will be held Sunday, March 3, 2013, from 1:30-4:00 p.m.; and Saturday, March 30, 2013, from 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the Nature Center site in the northwest corner of Bryan Park. This is a family-friendly event, so volunteers are welcome to bring family and friends.
 
For more information and to RSVP, contact Aimee Bushman at 804/780-1392 or email abushman@cbf.org.
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Bryan Park needs sprucing up

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, REI, and Friends of Bryan Park are recruiting volunteers to help clean up litter and debris washed into streams in Richmond’s Bryan Park. The cleanup is Saturday, Jan. 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

What to wear: Volunteers should dress for the weather, including layers of clothes to adjust for variable weather conditions. If there is a chance of rain, please come prepared with a rain jacket. Wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty. Sturdy shoes are highly recommended as we’ll be cleaning up along perimeter of a pond in the park.

What to bring: Hats, sturdy shoes, rain jacket. Lunch provided by REI. Please bring a refillable water bottle.

Contact: Jess Barton, CBF Virginia Grassroots Coordinator; (804) 780-1392; jbarton@cbf.org

 

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