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Ready to Save The Planet?

Woodlands Volunteer Corps (2nd Saturday Park Preservation)

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

Olmsted Park or Franklin Park, Boston

WHEN

The second Saturday of every month (June - November), weather permitting.

2021 Second Saturday Dates:

June 12, 2021
July 10, 2021
August 14, 2021
September 11, 2021
October 9, 2021
November 13, 2021

10:00am – 1:00pm

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Mom, dad or other grown-up if under age 14

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 native plants, you are protecting the natural ecosystem and creating a better home for our local wildlife.

DESCRIPTION

Invasive plants are plants that take over a forest, and you can help keep the park healthy by removing this harmful vegetation. When you help remove invasive plants, you help make sure that native trees will grow and stay strong, and that the birds, insects and other animals that live in them will stay in the park too.


ITEMS NEEDED

Long pants & closed toed-shoes

Bugspray, face mask, sunscreen & water encouraged

*The Conservancy will provide gloves and tools.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other adult.


NEXT STEPS

Find a second Saturday that works for you and register here to reserve a spot. See VIEW INSTRUCTIONS for details. 


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  1. Find a second Saturday that works for you and register here to reserve a spot. Most Saturdays we work from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  2. Arrive on your scheduled Saturday in your long pants and close-toed shoes. Bring bug spray, face mask, sunscreen and water, as necessary.
  3. In the Park, we will explain the difference between native, non-native, and invasive plants; how to identify invasive plants; and how to use tools to remove invasive plants.
  4. Have fun removing the invasive plants and keeping our Park healthy and strong.
  5. Bring a picnic or a frisbee to enjoy the Park afterwards!
  6. For more information or to create your own volunteer event, contact us at volunteer@emeraldnecklace.org or 617.522.2700.
  7. Be sure to let us know that you found this volunteer activity through PGK!
  8. Kindly fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity.
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