Sunday Oct. 9—1-3 PM at the open picnic area next to the Community Center
- Welcome and brief history of the Broughton Nature Preserve (George Broughton)
- Review the native ecosystems at the preserves.
- What is ecological restoration; what does that look like at the Preserve?
- Hike to view areas we will focus our restoration work.
Our goal is to create a community of volunteer stewards at the Preserve to restore and maintain the native landscapes on the Preserve.
What we will do:
- Remove invasive plants from the natural areas of the Preserve.
- Collect native seeds to plant/restore native plants on the Preserve.
- Maintain the native prairie planting at the Preserve.
- Address problems like erosion of streams and trails.
- Have regular restoration workdays throughout the year.
- Lead volunteers wanting to help maintain the natural beauty of the Preserve.
What stewards will learn:
- The native plants (grasses, sedges, flowering plants, shrubs and trees) and ecosystems of the Preserve.
- How to identify and successfully remove invasive plants.
- How to identify and collect native seeds, and how to propagate them in the areas we restore.