Earth Day Cleanup!

Director’s Letter: Earth Day and a Birthday
April 18, 2017
May 4 Workshop: Water Management and Native Plants
April 18, 2017

On April 9 the Grange Insurance Audubon Center had an Early Earth Day Cleanup. Over 70 people showed up on a beautiful morning to help create a conservation impact on our community.  Volunteers dead headed teasel, and effectively removed the seeds from over an acre of prairie.  Two groups of volunteers put their muscles to the test by removing Honeysuckle from two critical spots. Other volunteers created an amazing impact on our native gardens by removing weeds.  Due to their incredible effort, the gardens are now ready for a full makeover this spring.  But volunteers didn’t just take care of invasive species: they planted trees, too!  Over 100 native trees were planted at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park as a way to create a more bird friendly community.  This group of volunteers helped make our Important Bird Area an amazing place for birds to survive and thrive.  Thank you to everyone who came out to help, we hope to see you next year!