Point au Roche State Park
Start time: 10:00 AM
End time: 12:00 PM
Meeting location: Point au Roche State Park
AT THE DAY USE AREA: Please park in the lower parking lot near the beach/lawn picnic area. The Friends of Point au Roche State Park banner will be displayed at the assembly point.
AT THE NATURE CENTER: All three parking lots will be available. The I Love My Park Day banner will be displayed at the assembly point.
Project 1: AT THE DAY USE AREA
Youth groups, group leaders and families are invited to help spruce up the playground and beach area and participate in planting container grown seedling trees. Park Manager Ken Showalter will lead the tree planting. When mature, the trees will provide needed shade for the picnic area. Spruce up activities will include cleanup of winter lawn debris, shoveling sand from the retaining wall to the beach, sweeping playground mulch back into the play area and litter pick up. Meet at Day Use Area (first park entrance sign). Appropriate for children 12 and under. Please bring garden gloves, water, snack, and lawn rakes. Planting tools and trash bags provided.
Project 2: AT THE NATURE CENTER
Adults are needed to remove the overgrown perennial garden, seed the area and perform landscaping maintenance around the newly renovated nature center. General maintenance activities will be lawn raking, application of mulch and pea stone to pre determined areas and litter pick up. A grand reopening celebration of the nature center is planned for the summer. Meet at the tent at the Nature Center area (second park entrance sign). Appropriate for 13 and over. Please bring garden gloves, water, snack, gardening rakes, shovels, tools
Project 3: TRAIL CLEANUP AND HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
Groups, individuals and families who wish to take a walk with trash bag in hand will provide a valuable service by picking up litter and identifying hazards to be brought to the attention of park management. Litter prone areas can be suggested or trails may be self assigned according to interest and ground conditions. Meet at Tent at Nature Center. All ages welcome. Please bring garden gloves, water, snack. Trash bags provided.
Project 4: INVASIVE SPECIES REMOVAL: College organizations with an interest in environmental studies are sought for a buckthorn removal project. Removal efforts will be focused on the Bird Conservation Management Area. The work date will be arranged to accommodate the academic calendar. Meet at the NatureCenter. Appropriate for college students. Tools and safety equipment provided.
We can accommodate: Small Groups, College student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts
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