Friends of the Trail - Scioto Run Nature Trail - THE GREAT SAPLING PLANTING

Sunday, April 14th to Wednesday, April 17th, 2019


FLASH!!! Three companies are coming to help us with the planting project. Therefore we have plenty of planters. However if you would like to join in on these work sessions, we have other activities for you to do that would help to restore the park. So if you would like to sign up, you can do so if you would like to help with these other activities! These include:

1. Spread mulch along the trail using shovels and wheelbarrows.
2. Remove the invasive species, honeysuckle bush, using hand Clippers, loppers, or saws. Spray the stump or stem with the herbicide that we provide. Stack the debris.
3. Pull the invasive species, garlic mustard weed, and stack the debris.
4. Repair some ruts along the trail created by heavy maintenance trucks, using sturdy rakes and shovels.

Thank you for coming to these work sessions. You will be helping to restore this Urban Woodland to its natural state, and making it beautiful for the native plants and animals to thrive and for the entire city to enjoy.

Previous posting included:

Help us plant saplings in the Scioto Run Nature Trail!

This is very important to do, because ever since April, 2018, our volunteer team "Friends of the Trail", in cooperation with the Hilliard Recreation and Parks, has been systematically removing a terribly invasive species, the HONEYSUCKLE bush, from this beautiful woodland in our suburb.  We call the project, IBG: Invasives - BE GONE!  Since April, about 20 volunteers have helped out, and we've logged over 460 hours up through January 2019.  We've already made visible progress through this 11.5 acre park.  We are all so thrilled to see NATURE come back to the nature trail!  It's been really fun to work in the woods; every section is a little different, and we just love the park.  You are welcome to help anytime; we work EVERY week to clear the honeysuckle.  Give me a call for details on our schedule.

BUT... This post is about a SPECIAL project for ARBOR WEEK... We need YOUR HELP!

Some of the areas were SO INFESTED with Honeysuckle bush, that after we cleared it out, there was not much left but a couple old trees.  We would LOVE to have your help to plant some NATURAL NATIVE species of trees in these most-desolate sections where we've worked so that we can give nature a jump-start at recovering from this infestation. 

All you have to do is COME, dress appropriately for the weather, wear long pants and long sleeves, wear garden gloves, and bring a hand-shovel or long-shovel.  If you don't have gloves or a shovel, let me know; we will borrow stuff for you if we know to do so in advance.

Currently, work sessions are scheduled for:

-Sunday, April 14, 6pm - 8pm
-Tuesday, April 16, 3pm-5pm, 6pm - 8pm
-Wednesday, April 17, 1pm - 3pm

- Additional work sessions can be scheduled to accommodate groups... just let me know.

Thanks for coming, and give me a call if you have any questions!  I'm Cathy, at 614-506-8139.
Age Limit
All Ages
Requirement Details
Must wear long sleeves and long pants, even if it's hot.
You get to work in the woods!
Parking Details
Park along the street in this quiet neighborhood.
Sustainable Development Goals
6 Positions Filled | 1 Impact | 1 Hours