Monday, March 3, 2014

Wack-A-Weed Day

Commons Ford in full spring bloom in the summer of 2012.

Join us in our continuing fight to remove more invasives as a part of the Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Project.  Our restoration project is entering its fifth year and in that time we have made great strides.  Still, we must make every effort to remove any remaining invasive grasses in order to allow the natives to grow and flourish. For the volunteer day, we will especially be concentrating on the King Ranch bluestem.

NPS volunteer removing invasives as part of a prairie restoration project

If you are interested, bring your shovel (we will have a few on hand if you do not have your own) and gloves and join us. We will be there from 8 a.m. to noon, but feel free to choose your own time and work as little or as much as you would like. This project qualifies for Master Naturalist volunteer hours.  Let us know if you need documentation. It's also a great opportunity to see and ask questions about native plants and prairie restoration.
Effective tools for battling invasive grasses and forbs in the prairie.

 We will also provide water and snacks.  Since we will be working in the prairie, although the grass is very low, long pants and long sleeves are recommended.  No experience necessary and everyone is welcome.  Come be a part of this important restoration project. Registration is not necessary but if you have any questions, email Diane Sherrill at

Sunday March 23 8am -12pm
Commons Ford Ranch Metro Park
614 N. Commons Ford Rd.