Join us this spring for invasive species volunteer workdays across Hamilton County! Check out the volunteer opportunities below to find a Weed Wrangle near you!
Hamilton County Parks Weed Wrangle 4/22/2020 from 1pm - 3pm
Potter's Bridge Park 19401 N Allisonville Road, Noblesville, IN 46060.
Hosted by: Hamilton County Parks and Recreation
Come help us restore the ecological health of Potter's Bridge Park on Earth Day! We will be removing invasive herbs and shrubs. This prevents them from crowding out native trees, shrubs and flowers and allows for replanting of native flora in hopes of creating a diverse ecosystem that will provide habitat that is vital to native wildlife. This project requires pulling and cutting. Gloves, long pants and sturdy shoes are recommended. Minors must have authorized parental permission. Some snacks and water will be provided by our friends at Hamilton County Tourism. Our friends from Hamilton County Soil and Water will also be on hand to provide additional information and resources. The park is located at 19401 N Allisonville Road, Noblesville, IN 46060. There is ample parking located within the park.
Fishers Spring Service Day 4/25/2020 from 8am-1pm
Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve 10410 Hague Rd, Fishers, IN 46038
Hosted by: City of Fishers/Fishers Parks and Recreation As a part of our Keep Fishers Beautiful initiative, volunteer at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve for our 16th Annual Spring Service Day! We will focus most of our efforts pulling garlic mustard, an invasive plant species. Invasive plants out compete our native wildflowers and dominate the areas where they are found. Come ready to work and give our native plants a chance to survive for future generations to enjoy. We recommend that you wear long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes and bring gloves and a water bottle. Rain or shine. Learn more at www.playfishers.com/KFB
Teter Organic Farm and Retreat Weed Wrangle 5/1/2020 from 9am - 12 pm
Teter Organic Farm and Retreat 10980 E 221st St, Noblesville, IN 46062
Hosted by: Noblesville First United Methodist Church, Indiana Wildlife Federation, Duke Energy Registration: More info coming soon!
Fishers Weed Wrangle 5/2/2020 from 9am - 12 pm
Cheeney Creek Natural Area 11030 Fishers Pointe Blvd Fishers IN
Hosted by: Fishers Parks and Recreation
Weed Wrangle® events are hosted nationwide to gather volunteer effort to help control invasive plants that are negatively impacting our public parks, green spaces and natural areas. Community members learn to identify and control these invasive trees, shrubs, vines and plants through hands-on removal. Hamilton County is in the process of forming a CISMA (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area) to combat the problem of invasive species spreading across the landscape. As a kickoff to the formation of our CISMA; many municipalities, parks departments, non-profits, businesses advocacy organizations and private land owners are hosting a Weed Wrangle® this spring. Join Fishers Parks & Recreation at Cheeney Creek Natural Area to take on some Garlic Mustard. We recommend that you wear long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes and bring gloves and a water bottle. Rain or shine.
Hazel Landing Park Week Wrangle 5/2/2020 from 9am - 12 pm
Hazel Landing Park 10601 Hazel Dell Pkwy, Carmel, IN 46033
Hosted by: Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation Weed Wrangles are national events that highlight the necessity to manage invasive species, celebrate our native species and ecosystems, and provide action through hands-on invasive species management in our precious green spaces.
Join us for our Weed Wrangle at Hazel Landing park where we will work on eradicating invasive species in this park along the White River. Register here: http://cerv.is/m?0037gDT32wx
Westfield Weed Wrangle 5/2/2020 from TIME TBA
Midland Trace Trail Behind the Kroger plaza, between Carey Rd and Gunther Blvd. Hosted by: Westfield Green Together and Westfield Parks