Invasive-Exotic Plant Removal Program at Radnor Lake State Natural Area 2015

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Beginning on February 21st thru March 15th, 2015 the Radnor Lake Staff and our partners will be focusing on removing exotic-invasive plants from the natural area and offering unique environmental education opportunities for park visitors. This ranges from presentations by the Radnor Lake Staff, two special volunteer days on the ground working with the ranger staff removing exotic plants, scheduled work days for several volunteer groups and a hike by Dr. Robert Loeb from Penn State University on the discovery of new endangered plants at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.   

 

Schedule of events is below for park visitors and volunteers: 

 

Invasive-exotic Plant Special Volunteer Day at Radnor Lake on Saturday, February 21, 2015. This will consist of volunteers and volunteer groups removing invasive-exotic plants along the Lake Trail from 8 am to Noon and along our southern boundary of the natural area.  Lunch provided by Friends of Radnor Lake with an invasive-exotic plant powerpoint program presentation over lunch. 

 

-Weed Wrangle…….Volunteer Day at Radnor Lake Saturday, February 28th, 2015:  Part of a city wide effort across Nashville, the Weed Wrangle will highlight volunteer work as part of National Invasive Species Awareness Week. Radnor Lake State Natural Area will be offering two volunteer opportunities on this day from 8 am to Noon and Noon to 4 pm.  Lunch provided by Friends of Radnor Lake with an invasive-exotic plant powerpoint program presentation over lunch.  For more information and registration for volunteers at Radnor Lake please see the following links: http://www.invasiveplantcontrol.com/weedw…/registration.cfm…

 

 

In addition to our volunteer efforts, there will be a hike offered from Vanderbilt-Dyer Observatory to highlight our past invasive-exotic plant removal efforts at Radnor Lake State Natural Area: 

 

Endangered Plant Walk with Dr. Robert Loeb from Penn State University on Saturday March 7, 2015: This is a special hike and powerpoint presentation by Dr. Robert Loeb from Penn State University.  This presentation and hike will cover the discovery of two new plants at Radnor Lake State Natural Area, research partnership between Penn State University, Vanderbilt-Dyer Observatory, Radnor Lake State Natural Area and Friends of Radnor Lake resulting from our invasive-exotic plant removal program since 2013. Registration and details available at radnorlake.org on Saturday, February 28th.