We need your help! Willistown Conservation Trust maintains three public preserves, soon to be four! With so much beautiful habitat, we need some help keeping these conserved lands looking their best for all visitors and ensuring they continue to provide healthy habitat for the many species that depend on them.
In March, the stewardship team began new weekly volunteer days, during which anyone is welcome to come out and help tackle ongoing management at the preserves. The program got off to a great start, as generous members of the community helped our stewardship and watershed staff free native shrubs from invasive vines, and install “live stakes” along Ridley Creek to shore up the stream bank.
Unfortunately, while the stewardship department remains hard at work, social distancing measures have put the volunteer program on hold. However, there is good news: we are planning on resuming these weekly sessions come June, with appropriate safety precautions in place. Be on the lookout for more information as we move closer to the summer!
Each weekly session will run from 9 to noon and tasks will include:
- Cutting/removing invasive plants
- Clearing vines from trees and tree cages
- Planting native trees and shrubs
- Pruning trees and shrubs
- Trail clean-up and maintenance
- Stream clean-up
You can stay for the whole time or for as long as you’re able.
If you are interested in learning more about the Stewardship Volunteer Program, or would like to come out and join us, contact our Preserve Manager, Mike Cranney. (firstname.lastname@example.org)