Volunteer Day 2017 April 8, 2017 10am-2:15pm
AMBLER BORO PARK
This short fun half-day will accomplish hand-pulling areas of Garlic mustard. Work in groups of 2-6. This invasive “weed” has marched into areas that were cleared of much worse invasives by professionals.
Garlic mustard is a thin, easily dislodged knee-high plant that steals light, water and soil nutrients from local native plants that provide habitat (food, shelter, etc.) to our native wildlife; the Garlic mustard reduces the natural biodiversity.
Our pullings will be bagged. Control is best in early spring before flowering, or regularly remove plants prior to seed set. Hence, this will likely be an annual April event. A little of your time will make a noticeable difference.
Wear closed-toe shoes, clothes than can get dirty, bring your favorite gloves or borrow ours, and bring water or other beverage and snack. Long pants, white socks and long sleeved shirts are also recommended.
Park on Tennis Ave facing up-hill. Walk into the park between 130 and 122 Tennis Ave. Volunteers will greet and orient you to what Garlic mustard looks like and where it can be found. Easy work in the outdoors air!
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 11am to 3:00pm
Location:Ambler Borough Hall
131 Rosemary Avenue, Ambler, PA 19002
Details: The Ambler Environmental Advisory Council will hold an Earth Fest on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at Ambler Borough Hall, located on 131 Rosemary Avenue, in Ambler Borough. Organizations whose focus is on environmental issues will display exhibits, tables and interactive educational displays and speakers will give presentations about environmental issues. Activities for children will be offered.
- Time TBD – Rain Barrel Workshop
- Time TBD – Rain Gardens
- Time TBD – DownSpout Planters
- Time TBD – Native Landscaping
- Time TBD – Watershed/State of the Watershed
- Montgomery County Planning Commission
- Montgomery County Conservation District
- Montgomery County Beekeepers Association
- Red Tail Restoration
- Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple University
- Spinella Sacks
- Bartlett Trees
Rosemary Avenue will be blocked off for pedestrian traffic…..(TBD)