Wilton Meadows Volunteer Work Day – May 11th

Thursday, May 11 2017 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM

WILTON MEADOWS VOLUNTEER WORK DAY

Date:   THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017

Time:     3PM-7PM

Location:   WILTON MEADOWS NATURE PRESERVE

Work Plan:  The Lancaster Conservancy is in the early stages of a sustainable forest resources program at our Wilton Meadows Nature Preserve.  Part of this program involves creation of a Black Locust coppice grove: an area in which natural regeneration will supply our organization with raw materials for infrastructure projects at this preserve and others. 

To establish these groves and create usable future materials, the first step is pruning all these trees.  That’s where you come in!  Come work with Conservancy staff for a day of pruning trees, pulling vines, and dragging limbs.

Recommended Attire:  Locust trees have thorns, as do blackberry brambles and multiflora rose.  Wilton Meadows has all three species in great volume, so it is strongly recommended that you where sturdy shoes, long pants (denim is best), long-sleeves and gloves.  We will be doing physical labor and exposed to the sun/elements, so please bring your own sunscreen, hat, drinking water, and snacks.  The Conservancy will supply basic hand tools and gloves will be available to those who need them.

Directions:   From Wrightsville, follow 624 South (Long Level Road/ South Front Street) for approximately 1 mile.  After passing Haugh Road on your right, you will begin down a steep hill.  Halfway down that hill, a guardrail begins on the left side of the road.  Turn into grass area immediately prior to start of guardrail and park in flat grass area behind guardrail*. 

*Please be cautious when entering the property from 624, signal your turn well in advance and exit the road slowly due to rough terrain.

To sign up or with any questions please contact:

Steve Mohr smohr@lancasterconservancy.org  , 717-538-2111

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