Vol­un­teers needed for in­va­sive weed re­moval

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

The Catskill Con­ser­va­tion Corps is re­quest­ing vol­un­teers to help re­move Ja­panese Knotweed from the vicin­ity of Rus­sell Brook Falls on May 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The work site is a short hike from the Rus­sell Brook Trail­head. Vol­un­teers will be work­ing with Catskill Con­ser­va­tion Corps staff, Catskill Re­gional In­va­sive Species Part­ner­ship staff and oth­ers ed­u­cated in in­va­sive species to re­move Ja­panese Knotweed from the area sur­round­ing Rus­sell Brook Falls.

Vol­un­teers should wear hik­ing boots; dress ap­pro­pri­ately for the out­door con­di­tions and our ac­tiv­i­ties; pack a snack and bring wa­ter to stay hy­drated; and bring work gloves.

No ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary and tools and train­ing will be pro­vided on site be­fore the weed­ing start­ings.

Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired for the event. Reg­is­ter by call­ing (518) 6284243, by email­ing hrol­land@nyn­jtc.org.

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