Nathan Hale club sparks workparty

Eight enthusiasts from Nathan Hale High School’s EarthCorps Club lent their energy May 26 to clearing weedy plants to make room for new native plantings next fall. 

They cleared a large area of Reed Canary Grass that is very wet in the winter, then placed cardboard over the area.  The next step will be to plant willow and red-osier dogwood starts to shade out the grass.  They also cleared an area of yellow-flag iris to be treated with the same shading method.

Reed Canary Grass ready for composting

Trail maintenance, pruning, blackberry removal, and drainage ditching rounded out the day.

We greatly appreciate these young people, their energy, and their dedication.  School’s out now, but we’ll be welcoming them back next school year.

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