Audubon Vermont hosted a public work day and invasive species pull. We had a small group of volunteers, plus staff and board members join in small groups (socially distanced) to tackle some much needed work.
Thanks to our small but mighty crew for keeping COVID-safe while getting dirty and working hard! Special thanks to the folks from Outdoor Gear Exchange.
We also want to give thanks to the Lake Champlain Basin Program's education grant for giving us the capacity to tackle knotweed (we removed 840 gallons, or 20 garbage bags) from our popular River Trail with the community.
And thanks to Elizabeth Spinney, Invasive Plant Coordinator at the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation for providing information to our volunteers to help us keep invasives managed on our property and watershed!
In addition to the invasive species we removed, we also were able to spend some time in our Bird-friendly flower beds, clearing trails, resetting stairs, and removing trash that was illegally dumped over our bank, keeping the Audubon Center clean and safe for both human and animal visitors.
All of these things make an immediate difference in the health of the Green Mountain Audubon Center and we appreciate the time and hard work spent to keep this place open and accessible to people and wildlife.