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

Saturday, Nov 8th, 2014 @ 10am-noon
Felker Park • Topeka, KS • Map

Join us for the 5th consecutive year to clear bush honeysuckle from the woods along Shunga Creek. We will be clearing honeysuckle adjacent to the creek to make the creek visible again from the creek bank. We will also maintaining areas that were previously cleared by pulling seedlings. Parking is at the Tennis Courts near 26th & Gage Blvd. Wear sturdy shoes, leather gloves, long sleeves and pants. Bring a lopper or pruning saw to cut bushes; A shovel for digging them out; or an ax/hatchet for chopping them out. Pruning sheers are also useful for cutting vines. We need people to cut, haul branches and spray the cut stumps. You can also pull seedlings. Pulling seedlings is easy and prevents reinvestation. The City of Topeka will be supplying herbicide to treat the cut stumps to ensure the honeysuckle doesn't regrow. We will also pick up trash, and a few trash bags would be useful. After working we will take a nature walk around the area and identify invasive plants as well as natives. We'll finish by going to lunch at Boss Hawg BBQ. Felker Park is a park in Topeka that is off Gage Blvd adjacent to Shunga Creek. Please contact Jeff if you plan to attend.

Contact: Jeff Hansen 785 806 6917

Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society

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