Crow’s Nest & Green Hills: Thank you volunteers!

June 10, 2016

By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager

We are thankful for all our volunteers, without whom we would not be able to get all our work done. The Owen J. Roberts Club came over to Crow’s Nest this spring and pulled invasive garlic mustard. Here they are with bags of garlic mustard they collected after school from an otherwise pristine habitat area at the preserve. Special thanks to Margot Taylor from Green Valleys Association for organizing the outing.

Volunteers play an important role in these labor-intensive projects. I may just be speaking for myself, but as much as we on staff enjoy pulling garlic mustard, there is a point each spring where we experience “garlic mustard fatigue.” Many hands make light work.

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Last weekend volunteers planted plugs of native wetland wildflowers in the rain garden at Green Hills, shortly before it rained. You do the math: the two hour project would have taken me, alone, perhaps ten hours. Thank you all!