Fox Island County Park will host Honeysuckle Daze Nov. 4-8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Become a volunteer weed warrior and help the parks staff fight off the honeysuckle shrub, a non-native, invasive species. Bush honeysuckles invade forests, fens, bogs, lake shores, roadsides, pastures and old fields and rapidly form a dense layer that excludes native plants, decreases species richness and reduces canopy tree growth while altering habitats by decreasing light availability, depleting soil moisture and nutrients.
Those who volunteer for one full day of work will receive a free individual annual pass to Allen County Parks, good for one full year. This event is free to all weed warrior volunteers. Call the parks at 260-449-3180 prior to arrival so staff can help identify the plant.
Bring leather work gloves and protective eye wear. We wear long sleeves, coats and overalls,as many of the plants are wet when we begin our workday. Volunteers are permitted to bring their own chain saws, spin-trimmers, loppers, and other equipment at their own risk.
Fox Island is at 7324 Yohne Road. For more information, contact Natalie Haley at 449-3246 or firstname.lastname@example.org. or the parks receptionist at 449-3180.