Fight the Invasives on Covington Road

Fight the Invasives on Covington Road

Invasive plants like privet, English ivy, and Japanese honeysuckle will quickly crowd out native species.

Reedy Creek Coalition is fighting the good fight again this Sunday.

Over 150 small trees and shrubs have been planted in this open space on park property along Covington Road.  We have high hopes for success here!  Now we need to remove invasive plants from the edge of this area.  Seeds from privet, English ivy and Japanese honeysuckle are spread primarily by birds.  Removing these plants now will prevent the spread of thousands of seed in this area and beyond.

Please join us in this effort.

  • Sunday May 19  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.
  • Please bring your own water.
  • Bring a friend!

Map to the site 



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