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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