Lyle Cherry Orchard Invasive Plant Removal

Lyle Cherry Orchard Invasive Plant Removal
Helping stop the spread of yellow starthistle (photos: Sara Woods)

Thursday, June 27, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Stewardship

Join Friends Land Trust Stewardship Coordinator Sara Woods at the Lyle Cherry Orchard preserve to remove the invasive plant, yellow starthistle. 

Yellow starthistle blooms around the summer solstice (hence its Latin name Centaurea solstitialis) which is also the best time to pull this invasive plant. We've been working at this patch for years, and have really begun to see improvements!

No experience is necessary and all tools will be provided. Please come dressed for the weather and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Get ready to have fun!

*Hazards: Poison oak, ticks, steep terrain, heavy lifting, rattle snakes*

 

What to Bring:
  • Lunch and plenty of water
  • Long-sleeve shirt and pants
  • A pack to carry your personal gear
  • A smile and the excitement to learn new skills and to meet new people!

Schedule:
  • 9:00 a.m. - Be ready to sign in and meet the crew
  • 9:15 a.m. - Gather for a safety briefing and restoration demo
  • 9:30 a.m. - Restoration project begins
  • 11:00 a.m. - Lunch Break
  • 11:30 a.m. - Restoration project continues
  • 1:00 p.m. - Wrap up and head out


*Registration is a two-step process*
  1. Click "+Add" to complete a separate ticket for each person in your party.
  2. On 2nd page, click the bubble next to the main contact’s name (to autofill the information). This person will receive the confirmation email.
 

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