Friday, September 28, 2012
Plant conservation volunteers from the New England Wild Flower Society could really use your help removing invasive buckthorn from the Old Calf Pasture in Concord. This area is the site of the world’s largest population of Viola brittoniana – Britton’s coastal violet.
The plant conservation volunteers will be removing the buckthorn on October 3rd and 4th from 9am to 3pm. They have been working on this for a few years and are going to be taking out some of the larger trees around the edge of a field. Staff will be along to squirt some herbicide on the stumps, and there will be a lot of small trees to remove.
Any help you can give would be great. You can show up for just a few hours or any time The New England Wild Flower Society will provide all the tools.
The Old Calf Pasture is just outside of Concord center on Lowell Road. Here’s a link to the location shown on a Google maps page.
Let John Burns know if you can make it or you can just show up. John is the Plant Conservation Volunteer Administrator for the New England Wild Flower Society. You can contact him at jburns@newenglandWILD.org or 508-877-7630 ext 3204.
This is the time with fall upon us to start thinking about reporting on our conservation areas. Many of the areas were visited by the summer work crew, please comment on their work. And most important, of course, list what remain as issues. This is an ongoing, dynamic process and your input is essential. The field report form is available here.
The meeting is planned for MONDAY, Oct. 22nd at 7:30pm, at the Town Hall. Monday is a change from the usual Thursday because Elizabeth cannot meet on any Thursday in October.
Look forward to receiving your reports any time now before the meeting. Thanks for your ever-going efforts.
Yan Thomas, Head Steward