Volunteers Needed! Buffer Planting at the Catskill Interpretive Center

Posted on: May 6th, 2016 by Leslie_Zucker

A few days work­ing in the mud and rain this week went a long way in remov­ing nox­ious inva­sive plants like mul­ti­flo­ra rose, hon­ey­suck­le and bit­ter­sweet from a stream­side area at the Catskill Inter­pre­tive Cen­ter in Mt. Trem­per. Catskill Streams Buffer Ini­tia­tive (CSBI) Coor­di­na­tor Bob­by Tay­lor assist­ed oper­a­tions staff of the NYSDEC and the Catskill Cen­ter with grub­bing roots out of the soil. They cleared an area 180 ft x 35 ft, but there’s more left to do! Vol­un­teers are need­ed this Sat­ur­day, May 7 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM dur­ing “I Love My Park Day” to plant the site with native trees and shrubs and con­tin­ue clear­ing inva­sives. The Catskill Inter­pre­tive Cen­ter is locat­ed at 5096 Rte 28, Mt. Trem­per, NY 12457. Vol­un­teers should wear appro­pri­ate cloth­ing and footwear for plant­i­ng and bring lunch, snacks and bug repel­lent. Water and indoor bath­rooms will be avail­able. All ages are wel­come. Reg­is­ter online at: http://ptny.org/events/i‑love-my-park-day

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Clear­ing inva­sive plants from a stream­side area at the Catskill Inter­pre­tive Cen­ter in Mt. Termper, NY.

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Clear­ing the thick roots of inva­sive plants to make way for re-plant­i­ng with native trees and shrubs.

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