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Ready to Save The Planet?

Invasive Plant Removal

DURATION

1-2 hours

WHERE

Blue Hills Reservation
695 Hillside Street
Milton, MA 02186

WHEN

During the growing season, generally April - November

WHO NEEDS TO HELP

Class, Scout troop or other group of like-minded kids, as well as adults (for transportation and supervision, as needed)

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

A forest with more native plants is a forest where more plants and animals can live. By removing invasive species that threaten to take over and replace the native plants, you are protecting the natural ecosystem and creating a better home for our local wildlife.

DESCRIPTION

Invasive plants are plants that come from someplace else and threaten the natural ecosystem of a forest. When you help remove invasive plants, you help make sure that birds, insects and other animals will continue to live in the Blue Hills.


ITEMS NEEDED

1. Water bottle and snack

2. Close-toed shoes

3. Suntan lotion and/or bug spray (if desired)

*You may also want to consider wearing long pants.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Children under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or other grown-up.


NEXT STEPS

Organize at least 10 people to work together on this project and follow the instructions provided. To learn more or to schedule a time to remove invasive plants, contact us at info@friendsofthebluehills.org or (781) 828-1805. Children under 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or other grown-up.


CONTACT INFO

(781) 828-1805

Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.

1. Organize at least 10 people to work together on this project. This could be a great activity for a Scout troop, an after-school club, a class, a youth group, etc.

2. Coordinate a date/time for your group to come by sending an email to info@friendsofthebluehills.org or calling (781) 828-1805.

3. Arrive on your designated date/time with your group.

4. Upon arrival, Blue Hills staff will provide gloves and explain both the activity and what to look for.

5. Pull plants, have fun, and enjoy making a difference in our forest.

*We encourage groups to enjoy the Blue Hills after the work is done - bring a picnic or take a hike!

Sign up for this activity, add it to your logbook, and more in the YouthGive app!