Invasive plants have been an increasing problem in Dubois County, specifically in county parks.
The Invasive Species Awareness Coalition of Dubois County decided to do something about it.
The ISAC is holding a joint workday for their members and the park staff at the Dubois County Park. Emily Finch, the invasive species specialist for the Soil and Water Conservation District, explains why the park faces an invasive plant problem.
This has been an ongoing struggle for the park. Finch says it has to do with a money problem.
The joint work day for ISAC members and park staff takes place at the Dubois County Park on Tuesday, June 18th from 8 am to noon.
ISAC members who volunteer for the workday and the park staff will meet in the gravel parking lot next to the children’s memorial.
Volunteers should bring gloves, water, and can bring equipment if they have it.
Justin Herbaugh is coordinating the workday. He and the SWCD will have several hand saws, loppers, and herbicide equipment available.
For more information, contact Justin Herbaugh at email@example.com or call 812-639-8378.