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

Wednesday, Mar 19th, 2014 @ 6-7:30pm
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 continue to clear an area of the woods of the honeysuckle and other invasives to allow the native species to flourish. 2014 makes this our 5th year of working on clearing these woods of invasive plants. Native plants found in these woods are Virginia Waterleaf, Woodland Phlox, Anise root, Wahoo, Chokecherry, and various sedges and grasses. The natives were barely hanging on because of the honeysuckle but are beginning to flourish with continued removal of honeysuckle. The area we will be working is adjacent to the bridge at Gage & Shunga Creek. Parking is at the Tennis Courts off of Gage Blvd. If you can't come right at 6:00, just meet us in the woods. Wear boots, leather gloves, long sleeves and pants. Bring a lopper or pruning saw. If you don't want to cut, you can help drag branches. The City of Topeka will be supplying herbicide to treat the cut stumps to ensure the honeysuckle doesn't regrow. Please let Jeff know if you plan to attend. When we finish we will go to a local eatery for supper.

Contact: Jeff Hansen hanjd@cox.net 785.806.6917

Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society

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