Friday, September 16, 2005

Calling All Volunteers

SHLT is having a volunteer workday on Saturday September 24 at our John Merle Coulter Nature Preserve in Portage. We will be cutting and carefully applying herbicide to common reed (Phragmites) in a sensitive area that is being restored to wet prairie. The Phragmites at this site is interspersed with many desirable native species, so a labor-intensive approach is the best way to minimize collateral damage. We need your help to control this invasive species and restore the wet prairie ecosystem at this site.

We will meet at 9:00 AM at the parking area on the east side of County Line Road, between US 12 and US 20, just north of 5th Ave. and just south of the MonoSol plant. Please wear long pants and a long-sleeve shirt. We will provide rubber gloves, but bring your own pair of you can.

Note: If you think you will arrive late, please call or e-mail me, since we will be working in an area some distance from where we park. I will give you directions on how to find us. My cell phone # is 219-878-5609.

See you there!

Paul Quinlan

Stewardship Program Manager
Shirley Heinze Land Trust, Inc.
444 Barker Road
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 879-4725
stewardship@heinzetrust.org

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