Event Description: Join us for a fun and educational morning of invasive plant removal in one of Raleigh’s parks. Learn how invasive plants degrade the habitats of our native species and help our staff control these invaders!
Project Scope: Work will involve cutting and dragging invasive vines, trees and shrubs. Volunteers will use tools such as handsaws (ages 18 and up only) and loppers to cut down invasive plants.
Location: Dorothea Dix Park; soccer fields on Hunt Drive.
Impact: Invasive species out-compete the native plants that our animals rely on for food. By removing these problem plants we are giving our native species a chance to grow.
Other Information: Staff will provide work gloves and tools needed for project. Staff will also have a first aid kit with insect repellant and sunscreen. Please bring a water bottle, wear sturdy close-toed shoes, and clothing you can get dirty.
Work Environment: We will be working outside on uneven ground as we cut and remove invasive plants in the wooded areas of the park. There are no restrooms on site. We will be working outside please dress accordingly.
Volunteer Requirements: Pre-registration is required. Volunteers must be at least 8 years old to volunteer. Volunteers under the age of 16 will need a parent/guardian to accompany them during this volunteer project. Everyone who volunteers must sign a release form. This will be emailed to you prior to the volunteer work day. If anyone is under the age of 18, then a parent or guardian must sign their form as well.
COVID-19 Policy: Volunteers and staff must follow the COVID-19 policies below so that projects are safe for everyone.
Social distancing must be practiced (6-feet between individuals)
Individuals must participate in infrared temperature checks upon arrival
Everyone must wear a face mask or face shield (not provided)
State, federal, and local mandates must be followed
If you have been out of state two weeks prior to the event, please do not register
Group Registration Information: Registration as a volunteer is first come, first served. A group leader must email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. All groups will be required to provide a list of names and emails for their volunteers.
Per department policy, this volunteer opportunity is not to be used towards court-appointed/ suggested community service hours.
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