River Action and Black Hawk College are hosting an Invasive Species Removal Event with the help of Augustana’s Upper Mississippi Center and Living Lands and Waters (LL&W) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at Green Valley Nature Preserve and the Black Hawk College Campus.
The invasive species removal is a part of River Action’s Urban Watershed Restoration Project, a $220,000 effort that will include native plantings, a stream re-route, wetland creation, controlled burns and trail improvements.
Volunteers will cut invasive shrubs using loppers and handsaws. After cutting the shrubs down, volunteers will flag the location and remove the debris from the site.
Clothing requirements: All volunteers must wear long pants and closed toed shoes.
Equipment: Bring gloves, loppers and hand saws (equipment will be provided for those who need it).
How do I sign up? Fill out a volunteer form HERE or click on the "Volunteer" tab above.
Directions: Volunteers can assist at either Green Valley Nature Preserve or Black Hawk College Campus.
Black Hawk – Park in Lot #1 from 70th Street or 34th Avene in the section designated for volunteers. Follow signs to check-in.
Green Valley – Enter from John Deere Road at 60th Street and park in the lot across from the ball diamonds and sign-in at the check-in table. Rubber boots recommended for this removal site.