Join us for a day of Invasive Species (Swallowwart) Removal

Join us Monday July 18th from 9am to 4pm for a day of invasive species control in Pine Hill.  The Primary objective is to continue to control and eradicate Swallowwart and Oriental Bittersweet from the property off of Lower Birch Road in Pine Hill, NY.

Work  can consist of scouting for plants that we’re not aware of, digging the plants that are away from the main infestations, cutting plants that have already had their flowers removed.  There will also be information for the volunteers on the life cycle and issues with the plant.  The day will be led by Andrew, a Cornell Master Naturalist,  professional horticulturist.  Trainer in the DEC WAVE program and level 7 reporter in the DEC invasive program.

All tools and equipment will be provided, participants should bring plenty of water, lunch, and sturdy hiking shoes.  Bug spray and sunscreen are always a good idea as well.

To get to the property go to Pine Hill, NY 12465 via NY route 28.  In Pine Hill access Birch Creek Road right off 28.  Take Birch Creek Road until you can take a right turn on to Lower Birch Creek Road…there will be a large open field on the right. Lower Birch Creek Road is a well maintained dirt road.  Take it to the end where there’s a DEC parking area where everyone will meet.

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