Olmsted Park or Franklin Park, Boston
The second Saturday of every month (June - November) and sometimes other months too, weather permitting
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.
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.
Long pants & closed toed-shoes
Bugspray, sunscreen & water encouraged
*The Conservancy will provide gloves and tools.
Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other adult.
Find a second Saturday that works for you and contact Kelsey Tustin at (617) 522-2700 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
1. Find a second Saturday that works for you and contact Kelsey Tustin at (617) 522-2700 or by email at email@example.com to reserve a spot to help on your second Saturday of choice. 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 bugspray, suncreen 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 invasives.
4. Have fun removing the invasive plants and keeping our Park healthy and strong. Bring a picnic or a frisbee to enjoy the Park afterwards!