Friday, July 29, 2011

Action you can take for our environment from the Rochester Sierra Club and the City of Rochester


Remove invasive species in the Cobb's Hill forest.

The City of Rochester is looking for volunteers to battle the invasive species in the Cobb's Hill Forest. 

On Thursday, July 21, 16 people pitched in to reduce brush from all the Norway maples that were removed from one section of the Grove.  It was a hot day, and some volunteers helped by watering the plants put in last Fall and this June to replace the fallen Norway maple trees.  They also lopped branches off fallen trees to reduce the size of the brush piles.  They got a lot done!   There is a lot more work to be done and the City needs HELP.

Please join us for whatever time and energy you have on any of the following dates to help restore this beautiful forest.  Work varies from watering plants, pulling out  creeping invasive vines, lopping branches from fallen trees, or rolling logs to line the trails.  There is something for everyone, and young adults are welcome too.  Call the Friends of Washington Grove at 585-820-2018 for information or write to:

  • Wed. Aug 3 8:30-11:30 AM removing invasives, reducing brush
  • Tues. Aug. 30, 9:30 AM -12:00 PM remove invasives, reduce brush
  • Sat. Sept. 10 trail work , remove invasives
  • Thurs. Sept. 29 planting?  remove invasives
  • Sat. Oct.  8 remove invasives, trail work
  • Wed. Oct. 26 remove invasives, trail work

We meet at the entrance to the forest on Nunda Blvd at 8:30.  Bring gloves, water to drink, loppers, or gallon jugs, or tree pruner saws if you have them.

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