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Earth Day Invasive Removal @ West Brook
April 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
In honor of Earth Day, we are teaming up with our colleagues at Seatuck Environmental on Friday, April 22 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm as we work to safeguard the unique natural restoration that is underway at West Brook in Great River from the threat of invasive phragmites.
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The work will take place at the site of the former West Brook Pond, which was a man-made pond until three years ago when its dam (built 120 years ago) failed and the water drained away. With the pond gone, the brook found its former channel and an amazing natural restoration has taken hold along its bank – seeds long dormant under the pond have sprouted into a freshwater meadow dominated by native plants!
But the restoration is threatened by an incursion from the invasive common reed, phragmites. Over the past three growing seasons, Seatuck volunteers have fought to keep the phrag at bay. We’re winning, but the fight isn’t over!
Park only at West Brook Sports Complex – 1 Wheeler Road