Organization: Western Wildlife Corridor
The typical WWC habitat restoration project looks like this. Everyone meets at the designated time and place. The group size can vary, say from 5 – 30 people. The WWC project leader (also a volunteer) gathers the group together, passes out a few spray bottles of diluted glyphosate (a herbicide) and some hand tools, and then the group walks from the meeting area into the woods (typically a 5-10 minute walk). The project leader will explain details of the project, for example what types of plants are being removed, and where in the preserve to work. Then the group splits into smaller teams, and begins working. Often we work to remove Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii), a highly invasive alien plant species. This is done by cutting the honeysuckle as close to the ground as possible (with a saw or loppers), and then quickly treating the stump with glyphosate. The chopped honeysuckle branches are dragged to piles, where they will slowly decompose. See upcoming events below! You can find more details about WWC Habitat Restoration events in the FAQ section of this newsletter. Habitat Restoration at Kirby Nature Preserve Saturday March 16, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Leaders: John 513.304.2310 and Ed 513.919.5186.
Kirby Nature Center - 2 East Main Street, Addyston, Ohio 45001 - just off River Road. To get there from north and east of Addyston, go west on Cleves Warsaw into Addyston, where the name changes to Main Street. Continue past South Road - there is a storage building on the corner on the right, then a stone wall with an opening for a driveway flanked by large stone pillars. Turn in the driveway - this is it!Habitat Restoration and Trail Repair at Bender Mountain Nature Preserve
Saturday March 30, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Leaders: Jeff 513.451.1737 and Bob 513.251.5352.
Bender Mountain Nature Preserve - gravel parking area on Bender Road about half mile from Hillside Avenue.