If you care about Thickson Woods…
Waterfront Trail, Whitby, ON L1N 9Z7
This small, precious patch of old growth forest needs special care and tending right now. Invasive garlic mustard that sprouted the year after the ice storm under all those fallen limbs and treetops, and in the shadow of the berms, is going to seed and needs pulling. Each plant removed now prevents hundreds of seeds from sprouting next spring.
Dog-strangling vine spreading in the meadow needs sharp eyes for spotting strays and sharp shovels for digging. A few areas with extensive patches need to be delineated for more aggressive mechanical removal in the fall.
Please help protect the biodiversity of this beloved island of green. A few hours of enough folks’ time and attention will make a big difference, so bring along your friends and family! Sharp-eyed youngsters will be invaluable in spotting stray plants camouflaged among all the other greenery. It can be a bit like a scavenger hunt.
Saturday June 11/Rain date Sunday June 12
8:00 a.m. to noon
We’re starting early to avoid the midday heat. Bring water, snacks, sharp shovels and enthusiasm to defeat these unwanted intruders.
More info: 905-725-2116