Fight the Invasives at Crooked Branch Ravine Park

Fight the Invasives at Crooked Branch Ravine Park

Non-native, invasive plant species are threatening our lovely native shrubs and perennials. Fight back.

Image by Robin Ruth posted by Reedy Creek Coalition

From the Reedy Creek Coalition:

Crooked Branch Ravine Park, a small park on the south side of Richmond, is home to a diverse urban forest, some lovely native shrubs and perennials, and the critters that depend on such places.  Many of these plants are threatened by non-native, invasive species.  We can either do something to change the situation or we will eventually lose both the canopy and understory layers.

The image below (above) shows the diversity of native flora and fauna in this little park and contrasts it with the urban environment.  Please come help us save this little piece of nature.

  • Sunday February 3  from 1 – 3 p.m.
  • If you can only stay an hour, that’s OK.  Every hour counts.
  • Bring gloves and hand clippers.  An old screwdriver is sometimes helpful for removing ivy from trees; we will show you how.
  • Dress in layers.
  • Bring a friend!

Map to meeting site



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