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Horseshoe Farm Bio Retention Maintenance Day

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ORGANIZATION: Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

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Event Description:

Join staff in weeding and maintaining the bio-retention area at Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve.

Volunteer Duties:

Volunteers will use handsaws or loppers to cut and remove invasive plants from designated areas. Volunteers under the age of 16 will not be able to use hand tools to cut away invasive plants, but will be able to help drag them out and pile them up.

Volunteer Impact:

Weeds and invasive species out-compete the native plants that were planted in our flower beds and retention areas. This destroys the aesthetic and wildlife value of our planted beds and they reduce the efficiency of our bio-retention areas. By removing these problem plants we are giving our native species a chance to grow and we are keeping the Preserve beautiful.

Work Environment:

Volunteers will be working outside on uneven ground as we pull and remove weeds from the the bio-retention area. There is a significant amount of blackberry vine to be removed. There are thorns. There is a restroom on site (about 300 yards away). There may be contact with snakes and bugs. The work that we are doing will be physically demanding.

Volunteer Requirements:

Pre-registration is required. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Everyone who volunteers must sign a release form. If anyone is under the age of 18, then a parent or guardian must sign their form as well. Volunteers under 16 years old will be required to have an adult on site during the entire event.

Other Instructions:

Please bring a water bottle, wear sturdy close-toed shoes and heavy duty clothing you can get dirty. We will supply the tools and work-gloves. Unfortunately our work gloves are not leather. It is recommended that you bring a good pair of leather work gloves for this event.

Tools used: We will be using our hands, shovels, and loppers to pull and cut weeds.

Group Registration:

A group contact must email prvolunteer@raleighnc.gov with a number of slots to reserve. Please also include the event name and, if applicable, which shift(s) you would like to assist with.

COVID-19 Policy:

Volunteers must follow the COVID-19 policies below so that projects are safe for everyone.


  • All Volunteers
    • We are no longer requiring mask be worn, but they are welcome
    • Maintain a safe social distance of 6 ft.
    • Please do not register to volunteer if you are showing COVID-19 symptoms or have recently been exposed
  • Indoor Volunteers

    • Ongoing Indoor volunteers such as coaches, docents, or instructors are required to show proof of full vaccination that will be verified during the application/onboarding process

Per department policy, this volunteer opportunity is not to be used towards court-appointed/ suggested community service hours.

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About Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

Location:

222 West Hargett Street, Suite 608, Raleigh, NC 27601, US

Mission Statement

You are invited to make a difference in your community by volunteering! Through the efforts of City staff and volunteers, the Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department can continue its fine tradition of providing quality leisure services to citizens of all ages.

Description

Join Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department's Volunteer Program and make a difference in your community. You may volunteer as an individual or as part of a group on a one-time or ongoing basis. There are many opportunities for individuals, groups, students and businesses to contribute to our quality programs and facilities. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Community, Environment

WHEN

Sat Nov 19, 2022
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WHERE

2900 Horse Shoe Farm RoadWake Forest, NC 27587

(35.88431,-78.53673)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • 3 hours

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