Invasive Plant Walk & Talk
The Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway invite the public to join them for an invasive plant walk along the Oklawaha Greenway on Wednesday, July 13th, from 9:30 – 11:30 (rain date July 20th). MountainTrue Botanist/Ecologist Bob Gale will lead the walk. Gale will stop along the way to point out unwanted invasive plants so participants can learn how to identify them. He will give tips on maintenance and removal, and explain why these non-native plants are a nuisance to the natural environment, as well as the home landscape. See registration link below.
The walk will begin at 9:30 at Patton Park, 1730 Asheville Hwy in Hendersonville. near the round gazebo and skateboard park. The slow amble will feature stops along the way to look at a recent live-staking project, part of a streambank restoration in Patton Park. Gale will stop at a non-native invasive plant removal site, to see the progress, and walk the newly reinforced boardwalk into the swamp, a favorite spot for birdwatching. A short distance away, at the red kiosk on the greenway, the group will stop to admire the new native plant garden, established in the memory of Wes Burlingame.
Who: MountainTrue ecologist/botanist Bob Gale
What: A Walk and Talk on non-native invasive plants. Limited to 20 people.
When: Wednesday, Jul 13, 2022 from 9:30-11:30am, (rain date July 20th)
Where: Gather near the round gazebo at Patton Park, 1730 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville
Cost: $10, which includes MtnTru’s new publication, Native Plants – Southern Blue Ridge Planting Guide
Register here: https://bit.ly/3x6Ye6Y
About Bob Gale – Bob is the Ecologist and Public Lands Director for MountainTrue, where he has worked since 1998 providing scientific input on issues related to environmental protection of Southern Appalachian mountain forest communities. Bob’s work involves national forests and national parks, air and water quality, and rural lands protection. He heads MountainTrue’s non-native invasive species program.