Good afternoon, Wild Ones! You?re probably as tired of this up and down weather as I am, but let?s think spring and not let the cold and rain get us down. For our May meeting, we?ll return to Colonial Park (on the Root River just like our chapter name and designed by the famous naturalistic landscape architect Jens Jensen) to pull invasive weeds (mostly garlic mustard). Those of you who attended last year can attest to the beautiful day we had, the huge amount of weeds we pulled, and the spirit-lifting thanks we got from everyone who walked by. It felt great! So, let?s return this year and do even more.
When: Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 am
Where: Colonial Park in Racine (same location as last year, more detailed directions are below)
What: Anti-Garlic Mustard Campaign
Bring bags to hold garlic mustard and other noxious weeds, and wear gloves and normal outdoor gear. You might also want to bring binoculars for bird-spotting, and there are usually some lovely spring wildflowers so you might want your camera, too. Afterwards we?ll grab lunch someplace close by, but there will be cookies to stave off hunger while we work.
Detailed directions: We?ll be meeting at the south entrance to the park, which is off Spring Street in Racine, between Green Bay Rd and Northwestern Ave. Turn north off Spring Street onto Domanik Place (just west of Northwestern Ave), then an immediate left onto Domanik Dr. This will wind around for awhile, basically following the Root River, until you get to a turnoff on the left for a parking lot (this is just past the playing field). Park here ? there?s a small steelhead facility with nice signage you can look at ? and large glass windows to see the fish! We?ll be following the Root River Pathway (it parallels the parking lot) across a bridge and into the woods.
Hope to see you there. Stay Wild!