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FULL! WEED WARRIORS (Mar) at McDowell Nature Preserve

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Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department

*ALL VOLUNTEER SLOTS FOR THIS DATE HAVE BEEN FILLED! (2/12/21) Please contact us to receive information about other Volunteer opportunities with Park & Recreation!

WANTED:
Plant invader Elaeagnus sp - A.K.A. Silverberry!
REWARD: Protection of McDowell Nature Preserve's native species and natural communities!
LAST KNOWN LOCATION:
McDowell Nature Center, 15222 South York Road, Charlotte, 28278

TIME: 9:30am - 12:00 noon

Meet the staff at McDowell Nature Center to connect with people and nature, all while making a positive difference in the community by removing invasive plant species! Come prepared to cut down small shrubs with provided hand tools.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER - RESPOND TO THIS POST to receive the SignUp Genius link!

IMPORTANT: If you feel ill; have had a fever in the last 14 days, or suspect that you have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, PLEASE DO NOT participate in Volunteer activities.

  • Please bring your own sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle and snacks.
  • Dress appropriately to be working outdoors for 2.5 hours; closed-toe shoes are required!
  • Please bring your own work gloves and face covering
  • Volunteers 12 years old and up are welcome - Anyone under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by a parent/adult at all times.
CONTACT Karen.Howard@MeckNC.gov for more information - THANK YOU!

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About Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department

Location:

5841 Brookshire Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28216, US

Mission Statement

To assist Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department staff by supplementing and supporting staff with volunteers in order to better provide the services needed to offer quality recreation and leisure services. To provide the Citizens of Mecklenburg County opportunities for Community Involvement and to increase their awareness of the Department’s Responsibilities, Services and Results.

Description

To assist Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department staff by supplementing and supporting staff with volunteers in order to better provide the services needed to offer quality recreation and leisure services. To provide the Citizens of Mecklenburg County opportunities for Community Involvement and to increase their awareness of the Department’s Responsibilities, Services and Results.

Community
Environment

WHEN

Sat Mar 27, 2021
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM  

WHERE

McDowell Nature Center15222 South York RoadCharlotte, NC 28278

(35.09496,-81.03003)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Horticulture

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12
  • 9:30am-12:00 / 2.5 hours
  • Wear long pants/sleeves and closed-toe shoes. Bring work gloves, face covering, water bottle, snacks.

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