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Winter Workday: Clear Bush Honeysuckle along Shunga Creek • Shawnee County

Saturday, Feb 11th, 2017 @ 10am-12pm
Felker Park • Topeka, KS • Map

Help clear bush honeysuckle from the woods along Shunga Creek. Felker Park is along Gage Blvd adjacent to Shunga Creek. We will be maintaining an area that was initially cleared in 2011. By removing the honeysuckle the native plants can recover. This makes the 7th year we have worked in these woods.
Wear boots, leather gloves, long sleeves and pants. We will be uprooting the plants. Bring an spade, ax, hatchet, or any similar tool if you plan to uproot plants. There is also winter creeper that needs to be pulled for those who want to do lighter work. There is garbage to pick up as well. We will not be using herbicide. Please let Jeff know if you plan to attend. When we finish we will go to a local eatery for food and fun.

This may not sound like fun but it really is. Its one part work and one part socializing and one part botanizing. See you there.

Meet in the Felker Park parking lot by the Tennis courts. The entrance to the parking lot is near SW Gage Blvd and SW Mission Ct. Click on the map link to see the Felker Park area. If you arrive late, walk south of the parking lot along Gage until you get to the woods. This is where we will be working. You will see a sign that reads "KS Native Plant Society Woodland Restoration"

Contact: Jeff Hansen 785.806.6917

Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society


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