Join the Invasive Species Awareness Coalition (ISAC) of Dubois County, for an invasive plant removal workday, Saturday June 5th from 9am to Noon at Charles Niehaus Memorial Park in Huntingburg. Volunteers will work to remove invasive plants such as Honeysuckle, Burning Bush, and Autumn Olive from the forested area of the park. ISAC members will provide invasive species identification and control training. In case of poor weather, the event will be moved to Saturday June 12th.
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 work gloves, sturdy shoes, and a face mask. Face masks will only be required if/when volunteers are gathered together and can be removed while working. Bottled water and some hand tools will be provided, but volunteers may also bring their own loppers or hand saws. Meet at the parking lot near the driving range, just off of State Road 64/W 6th Street.
This workday is supported in part by the Dubois County Soil & Water Conservation District with funding from Clean Water Indiana and Dubois REC Operation Round Up. Additional supplies donated by Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management (SICIM) with funding from a Duke Energy grant.
Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. To pre-register, or for any questions, contact Emily Finch at or 812-482-1171 x3. For more information about invasive species in Dubois County, visit the ISAC website (www.isacdc.org) or follow them on Facebook (@ISACofDuboisCounty).