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Thorndyke Park - Thorndyke Park / Forest ...06/22/2019
There is work to be done to reclaim Thorndyke forest in Thorndyke Park. Invasive plants have taken over, and volunteers are needed to help defend this beautiful natural area. Join neighbors and friends to help out and learn about how we plan on bringing this forest back to a natural environment.
Open to the public
All ages OK
0 out of 20 volunteers registered.
What to Bring
We provide all the tools, gloves, and other restoration supplies, but if you have a favorite pair of clippers and gloves, feel free to bring those. Please dress in layers and consider the weather, sturdy shoes or boots, long pants & long sleeved shirts will protect you from plant scratches. Bring raingear for rainy weather & sunscreen for sun. Also, bring a filled water bottle and your needed snacks. There are no restrooms at this Small Park, but Starbucks in just a few blocks away. We will teach you everything you need to know about tool use, safety, forest health, and the importance of the work you will be doing. No experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new! Be sure to sign in at registration when you arrive.
If you like you may bring a sack lunch and snacks (to refuel) and full water bottle
The event will happen rain or shine!
While the exact tasks can vary, our projects focus on improving the forests and parks in our local cities. Healthy and thriving forests are vital to our community because they absorb and filter rain water, produce clean oxygen, provide living spaces for wildlife, and create a place for people to connect with the outdoors.
In order to help create healthy forests, the work can include:
• Removing aggressive weeds (like English Ivy or Himalayan Blackberry)
• Maintaining areas where these weeds have been removed (weeding or spreading mulch)
• Planting trees and shrubs during the rainy season (often ~Oct.-Feb.)
Where to Meet
Meet at the South end on the west side of the park, on Thorndyke Ave. Look for the EVENT signs.
Where to Park
Parking is on the street. The west side is also used by bus riders, so you may need to park on a side street
Date & Time
June 22, 2019 9am - 12pm
Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult. All volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 that are not with a parent or guardian must bring a filled out Youth Waiver the day of the event.