Invasive Plants Volunteer Day

Thursday, May 18, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Website description: Duke Forest, owned and managed by Duke University for teaching and research purposes since 1931, consists of over 7,000 acres of forested land and open fields in Durham, Orange, and Alamance counties.  It is currently managed by a team of five (soon to be seven!), with help from the Duke Forest Advisory Committee, student interns, and community volunteers like you.

What: Enjoy a productive spring morning in the Duke Forest performing invasive plant management. Invasive plants threaten our natural resources and the ecology of our local forest, since they affect wildlife shelter and food sources by reducing native plant populations.  As they crowd out native species, invasive plants can increase tree mortality, alter soil composition, and reduce habitat. Our team of 10-15 people will work together pulling, digging, and cutting invasive plants, including Chinese privet, to restore an area of forest.

You do not need to know anything about plants for this activity:  Forest personnel will teach us what needs to go!

Wear long pants and closed toed shoes, and bring your own work gloves. Recommend you bring bug spray and a water bottle. Additional water will be available on-site. No bathrooms are available on site, so please plan ahead.

Where:  Along Erwin Road in the Korstian Division of Duke Forest – Details will be shared with those who sign up.

When:  Thursday, May 18, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon

Contact Info:

Contact Name:  Maggie Heraty, Senior Program Coordinator, Duke Forest

Contact Email:

Contact Phone #:  919-613-7451

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