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Invasive Shrub Removal (September 21 – Afternoon)

Autumn Olive, Buckthorn, Barberry, White Mulberry, and Invasive Honeysuckles are woody invasive trees and shrubs that can be found throughout the property, even encroaching on old growth forest. These species cause harm to the economy and the environment by outcompeting native trees and shrubs, reducing biodiversity, and degrading the quality of wildlife habitat. Buckthorn, for example, can host oat crown rust, which reduces crop yields, and its berries are a laxative to wildlife. The removal of invasive shrubs is one of the more labour-intensive removal days and requires the use of a shovels as well as weed wrenches.

Cost: This event is FREE, but registration is required. Attendees meet at rare’s Lamb’s Inn headquarters at 1679 Blair Road, and staff will lead them to the site. For more information, contact rare’s Conservation Technician at 519-650-9336 x114 or alissa.fraser@raresites.org or rosalind.snyder@raresites.org.

Recommended Attire:

  • Sturdy, closed-toed shoes and socks.
  • Layers of loose, comfortable clothing that can get dirty
  • Long-sleeved shirt (that can be tucked)
  • A hat is recommended

Additional Items to Bring:

  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sunscreen and Insect repellent
  • Snacks and/or bag lunch depending on the time of day
  • Work gloves if you have them.
  • Rain coat (if in forecast)

We will bring:

  • Extra work gloves
  • Equipment
  • First aid kit

Washrooms

  • Since we will be working in remote areas of the property, washroom facilities will only be available at the start and end of each session at Lamb’s Inn.

Volunteer opportunities are broken up into morning (10:00AM-12:30PM) and afternoon (1:30PM-4:00PM) sessions.  The time of day will be indicated at registration. If interested in participating for both a morning and an afternoon session, please register for both time slots separately. Register for events at https://raresites.org/events-calendar/.

rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336
Charitable Registration:
#8776 15914 RR0001