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Cascade Springs, Japanese Chaff Flower Pull

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

We’re partnering with Waste for Use and Cascade Springs Nature Conservancy for a special volunteer day, Sat, Sept 24, specifically to combat Japanese Chaff Flower and which, without our work, will damage many acres of this beautiful park!

Japanese Chaff Flower (JCF) is one of the most invasive plants we’ve ever seen. It spreads exponentially, mostly finding it’s way into our parks and yards by folks walking dogs. The seeds catch very easily on dog’s fur — or even our socks and clothing — and are then carried from park to park. In the last 3-4 years, JCF has begun to invade Cascade Springs, and if not removed, will threaten the native biodiversity of the entire park. 

We invite you to join our spirited battalion of nature enthusiasts to help ensure this pesky plant does not overtake our beloved park. We’ll include lots of great information about our native urban forest, so you’ll also have the opportunity to become acquainted with the beautiful Cascade Springs Nature Preserve and learn about its fascinating trees and landscape while helping to restore this Atlanta greenspace gem.

For more on invasive Japanese Chaff Flower, see our informative brochure here

We’ll walk approximately 1/2 to 1 miles to our work areas, which are forested and located near the banks of Utoy Creek. Please bring gloves if you have them – tools will be provided. 

To register (RSVP) click HERE  – Details and directions sent to registered participants. 

Donations of $15 or more help support our programs.

Details

Date:
September 24
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm