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Lionel Hampton-Beecher Hills Stewardship Walk

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

North Fork of Utoy Creek, in the Lionel Hampton-Beecher Hills Nature Preserve, photo © Kathryn Kolb 2018

Eco-A and Friends of Lionel Hampton Beecher Hills Nature Preserve invite you to join your friends and neighbors for a Stewardship Training learn/work session — learning the trees, plants and native ecosystem of Lionel Hampton-Beecher Hills Nature Preserve.

We’ll have an urban forest orientation to the unusually high value of this large nature preserve, followed by a training on how to recognize and remove invasive species such as Japanese chaff flower, privet, autumn olive, and others. 

You’ll learn the native trees and old growth forest “indicator” species, as well as invasive  species and how to keep the park healthy and restore native biodiversity. You’ll learn to “read” the history, health and value of the forest by recognizing the trees, plants and wildlife found in the Preserve’s different ecosystems, including birds by sight and call, and signs of  wildlife presence that are often overlooked. These skills can be applied to any forest or woodland area in our region – maybe even your backyard.

Stewardship Walk participants will additionally be eligible for Eco-A Naturalist/Stewardship certification. Trained volunteers can then become greenspace “docents,” teaching others and leading volunteer and restoration groups. 

Limit 10 participants.

Questions? call 404-862-0118 

To register, click HERE.  Details and directions will be sent to registered participants. 

A donation of $15 or more helps sustain our programs.

Details

Date:
November 11
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm