Walnut Woods Of Evanston
Cincinnati Parks, the Civic Garden Center, and Walnut Hills High School students are collaborating on a large habitat restoration project located on park property in front of the high school. This is a long term project with an end goal of controlling invasive plant species, planting native plants, creating nature trails, and establishing a designated space for environmental education and research within the community. Walnut Hills students hope to eventually use the space as an outdoor land lab, as this woods is located just steps from the main entrance to their school!
This "Treeforestation" project is located on ten acres of land located between Victory Parkway & Sulsar Avenue - just in front of Walnut Hills School.
Volunteers should be prepared for the weather (lightweight clothing) and wear long pants and long sleeves to protect against thorns and possible poison ivy encounters. Close-toed shoes are required. Suggested: Face covering, work gloves (if you own them) and a refillable water bottle. There will be work gloves available to borrow and a water cooler will be provided on site for volunteers to refill bottles. Cincinnati Parks discourages single - use plastics.
In efforts to stop the spread, for the safety of our staff, volunteers and community please consider the following guidelines:
Litter Blitz! Heavy focus on trash clean up. If time allows there will be an intro session on using iNaturalist for citizen science efforts. Parks staff use this app to catalogue and track the ecology of natural areas, which informs the land management and also gives a broad picture on the habitat and wildlife in the Woods.
Prairie Planting!! Work will be focused on planting thousands of plugs into a new prairie area. Volunteers will also work on trash clean up.
Planting Day. We will plant native trees and shrubs propagated by the Walnut Hills Eco Club. Volunteers will also work on trash clean up.
Follow Up from planting day. Volunteers will also work on trash clean up.
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