Hardy nature enthusiasts are needed to help remove unwanted invasive plants during a volunteer workday at Prairie Park in Frankfort on Saturday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to noon.
As part of a cooperative effort with The Conservation Foundation, Village of Frankfort, and Old Plank Trail Community Bank, volunteers will help remove invasive plant species such as buckthorn, garlic mustard and honeysuckle, which can take over an area and choke out native plant species, keeping them from thriving in their natural habitat.
It’s recommended those participating bring sunscreen, bug spray, and plenty of water. Wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants, and plan to get dirty. Bring gardening or work gloves, and wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or Crocs). Children under 16 are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult.
Registration is requested by going to Eventbrite here. Prairie Park is at N. White St. and Elwood St., Frankfort 60423.
The Village of Frankfort is a participant in Conservation In Our Community, a program of The Conservation Foundation that seeks to make impact at the local level through projects that showcase simple things each and every person can do to create positive change for both their community and our environment. The ultimate goal of Conservation In Our Community is for residents to embrace the idea of conservation as a core community value that not only enhances the environment, but also conserves money spent in maintenance and cleanup.