Seeking volunteers for workday to remove invasive plants (Huntingburg, IN).
Join the Invasive Species Awareness Coalition (ISAC) of Dubois County, for an invasive plant Weed Wrangle, Saturday June 18th from 9am to 11:30am at Charles Niehaus Memorial Park in Huntingburg. In case of rain the event will be moved to Saturday June 25th. Volunteers will work to remove invasive plants such as Honeysuckle, Burning Bush, Autumn Olive, and Wintercreeper from the forested area of the park. ISAC members will provide invasive species identification and control training.
Removing these invasive plants will help to improve the forest habitat quality and encourage more native trees and understory plants to grow. Volunteers do not need any experience to participate, but should come prepared with long pants, sturdy shoes, and work gloves. Bottled water and hand tools will be provided, but volunteers may also bring their own loppers or hand saws. Park at the Charles Niehaus Park parking lot just off State Road 64 W/@ 6th Street (by the driving range) and meet by the maintenance shed at the start of the trail.
Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. Minors must be accompanied by an adult, and have a waiver form signed by a parent/guardian. To pre-register, or for any questions, contact Emily Finch at or 812-482-1171 x3.
This workday is also supported by the City of Huntingburg Parks Department, and the Dubois County Soil & Water Conservation District with funding from a Clean Water Indiana grant.