Invasive Plant Removal in Local Nature Parks


(29.654987,-82.37149)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

3315 NW 5th AveGainesville, FL 32607
We filled 11 bags of coral ardisia seedlings from Hogtown Headwaters Nature Park this past Saturday with the help of the UF Warrington School of Business volunteers!

About

The City of Gainesville Nature Operations Division is looking for folks to get involved with our Gainesville Greenway Challenge project!

Here are the details:

  • We focus on removing invasive and exotic plants at pre-determined locations in city parks with the help of volunteers. Volunteers will learn about the harmful effect of invasive and exotic plants on Florida ecosystems and get hands-on plant identification training.
  • We keep track of all volunteer hours and present awards (and prizes!) at the annual Great Invader Raider Rally celebration to the individual or group with the most logged volunteer hours. The 2018 Rally will be held on January 27, 2018 to honor our 2017 volunteers. There is still time to win, so sign up soon here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAhWC6zedtwiioqDGgN__LPqnUh4LZ0GhpmRb8YBBk-C7_uA/viewform
  • We have recurring volunteer opportunities the first Saturday of each month, and every Thursday, from 9:00 to 11:30 AM, which are open to anyone, so any clubs or individuals interested in competing for the most logged volunteer hours can join us monthly.
  • Individual or group work parties are available for scheduling upon request!
  • Check out the details for each event athttps://www.facebook.com/gnvgreenwaychallenge/events

If you have any questions, or would like to set up a special volunteer work party for your group, please call me at (352) 393-8428 or email gnvgreenwaychallenge@gmail.com.

Skills

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Project Management

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2.5 Hours
  • Long pants, close toed shoes, sunscreen, water bottle, bug spray

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