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Volunteers Needed to Pull Invasive Buckthorn at Eramosa Property Two
October 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Volunteers are needed at Eramosa Property Two on Saturday, October 22, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to assist in removing invasive shrubs such as Common and Glossy Buckthorn. These shrubs outcompete native vegetation, create large monocultures and reduce the functionality of the local ecosystem and the number of species it can support.
Volunteers who register at our website are asked to meet at the gate located immediately south of 4916 Wellington Road 29. Directions are available on the event website. Volunteers are advised that Buckthorn has thorns and so should be handled carefully. In some areas of the property, there are also hazardous plant species like Poison Ivy and Giant Hogweed. On the day of the event, volunteers will be given instructions on how to identify these plants and how best to protect themselves.
Volunteers should wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and socks, layers of loose, comfortable clothing that can get dirty, a long-sleeved shirt that can be tucked in, and a sunhat. We also recommend that volunteers bring a refillable water bottle, snacks, work gloves, sunscreen, insect repellent and a rain coat (if rain is in the forecast). Extra work gloves, work equipment (including an excavator) will be provided, and first aid is available. Please note that, as we are working in a remote area of the property, there is no access to washroom facilities.
For more information, please contact Alissa Fraser, Conservation Technician at rare at (226) 962-6885 or by e-mail.