National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) is Feb. 22-26 this year. As usual, the James River Park System Invasive Plant Task Force (IPTF) has many opportunities for volunteer participation. Unfortunately, the pandemic has forced cancellation of educational workshops, plant walks, and other large group activities. But smaller, socially distanced groups can still gather for invasive removal. Please visit the following sites for more information and a calendar of events: https://jrpsinvasiveplants.wordpress.com/2021/02/17/be-a-hero-volunteer-and-help-save-our-trees/
And if you are not available to help out in James River Park this week, consider spending some time eliminating invasive plants on your own property or help a neighbor. Our residential properties are a major source of the invasive plants that are degrading our parks and other green spaces. The weather this coming week will be a welcome change and ideal for working outside to eradicate invasive plants.