Join NCC staff and the Elbow Lake volunteer crew as we work to eradicate invasive European Buckthorn from the south end of the property. Rain or shine, meet at the Maintenance Building, #1300 Hewlett-Packard Ln. for a 10 am start.
NCC properties are subdivided into grids, and our goal for the day will be to work a transect across one or two grids at the south end of the property (near North Shore Road) where Buckthorn is abundant. All ages welcome, as everyone will have a task: Trained staff and volunteers will operate chainsaws, and hand tools such as pruning saws, lopers, and Extractigators will be available for others. Note that NCC staff will be applying herbicide to the cut ends of larger shrubs.
Dress appropriately for the outdoors (including possible encounters with Poison Ivy), and bring work gloves and hand tools if you have them. Our day will wrap up around 3 pm.
Please register via the ELEEC at 613-353-7968. Those participants only able to commit a half day are still encouraged to assist for a morning or the afternoon.