When: Sun, October 25, 2020 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Where: Eco House, 22 Veevers Drive, Hamilton, ON L8K 5P5 Contact: Sheila Gutierrez Contact Email: Volunteer@greenvenutre.ca Open Volunteer Spots: 3

We are looking for volunteers to help with removing invasive species and planting new native species to restore the forest and garden areas at EcoHouse!

What is an invasive species?

An invasive species is a non-native species that spreads from the point of introduction and becomes abundant. Invasive species spread quickly and can displace native plants, prevent native plant growth, and alter their new environment.

Volunteers will :

1.Learn what they look like and report them. By learning what they look like and reporting their sightings, you are contributing to their early detection, resulting in action to prevent their further spread. If we learn of where these species are before they get a foot hold, we may be able to stop them.

2. Prevent their spread. If you like to go outside, bike, fish, boat, kayak etc. you might be spreading invasive species without even knowing about it. Be sure to check your gear for invasive plants and animals before moving to a new location.

3. Tackle them. Through the Invasive species removal project you will be digging out existing plants with shovels, removing and disposing of seeds of invasive plants to control their spread.

4. Plant Native Seedlings In areas of removal to restore the forest and garden areas at EcoHouse.

 

 Please register HERE if you would like to volunteer for the removal of invasive species on a weekday.

 

Please dress appropriate for the weather and note that volunteers must maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from other volunteer. If you can no longer make it to the event after registering, please alert volunteer@greenventure.ca as soon as possible!

 

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