The Tree Advisory Board seeks volunteers THIS Saturday, August 20, 9 am-12 pm to help remove non-native plants from the City's pilot Grow Not Mow area on South Park Boulevard. Click here to register.
The City's Grow Not Mow program allows areas of public land that meet certain criteria to return to their natural state. When an area is identified for the Grow Not Mow program, the City will eliminate (or limit) mowing at that site.
Earlier this year, City Council's Tree Advisory Board and Sustainability Committee teamed up with the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership to more actively restore native habitat at the South Park site. This has included planting more than 100 native trees and shrubs there, thanks to a grant from the Cuyahoga County Soil and Water Conservation District. In addition, volunteers return to the site regularly to remove non-native plants. The hope is that with the non-native plants removed, native plants will be rejuvenated and can be added to the site to provide food for wildlife, insects and many pollinators.
You're invited! Volunteers are welcome at these regular work sessions. Come once, come every time. All help is appreciated. Click here to register for THIS Saturday's session.
Questions? Email Councilmember Nancy Moore, who serves as chair of the Tree Advisory Board.