Wednesday, December 21, 2011

DCP Thanks Arcanum HS Students

The Darke County Park District would like to give a HUGE thank you to a group of Arcanum High School students for volunteering their time to help remove honeysuckle from the woods at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. Bush Honeysuckle is a non-native species that has spread over large areas. This invasive plant has made its way into our woodlands and is outcompeting many of our native wildflowers and having a negative impact on many native birds. By removing the honeysuckle, this will hopefully allow for native spring wildflowers to return and flourish. The students used several different tools from loppers to saws to remove the woody bush. They worked most of the day and made a big impact on the growth of honeysuckle in the woods. Thank you for all of your hard work!

If you would like to get involved, please mark your calendar for Saturday, February 25th at 10:00am and join us as we remove even more honeysuckle from Shawnee Prairie. We will have some tools available but bring gloves, chain saws, hand saws, and pruners along if you have them. Also, don’t forget to dress for the weather! Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the Nature Center at 937.548.0165 and ask for Laura.

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