Friday, April 20, 2012
Mississinewa Lake hosts invasive plants work day
Volunteers at America's Most Un-Wanted Invasive Plants work day at Mississinewa Lake, April 28, will receive hands-on instruction on identifying and controlling damaging plants such as multiflora rose, Asian bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard.
The work day is from 9:30 a.m. to noon. It will be canceled in the event of rain.
Participants will remove invasive plants on the Lost Sister Trail, which is used by all of Miami County's fifth-grade students for field trips.
Scouts can use the work day as a service project, and Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists can use the work day for education and volunteer requirements for certification.
Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes and bring bug spray, work gloves and loppers. Organizers prefer volunteers to register in advance, but walk-in participants are also welcome.
Registration and additional information are available through the Miami County Soil and Water Conservation District, (765) 473-6753 ext. 3.
Mississinewa Lake is at 4673 S. 625E. Peru, 46970.
Mary Lou Musselman, Miami County. SWCD, (765) 473-6753 ext. 3; or Teresa Rody, Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, (260) 468-2127.