Welcome to Jackson Park Trail

January’s work party was another huge success. Thanks to the 6 volunteers who turned up.

We cleared a strip of about 100 yards of blackberries on the South East strip of the trail, and continued to free up some strangled trees from the grip of the dreaded English Ivy.

Pulling Blackberry roots

Trail work parties take placeĀ every 3rd Saturday of the month. We generally meet at 10 am by the kiosk to the South of theĀ Golf Course Parking lot – Save the date and Time.

In general, we work to control and eliminate non-native invasive species. There’s ivy, ivy, Blackberries, Blackberries, and, well, more ivy. Please bring strong gloves* and secateurs (hand pruners) if you have them, and light refreshments to keep you going till we drop.

Typically we start wrapping up at about 1pm unless the weather is strongly encouraging us otherwise (read: warmer – longer, colder and wetter – shorter!)

Be sure to sign-in if you’re going to join us – See you there

* Leather gloves work fine for Ivy removal, but if you want to get your hand in to the blackberries, I’ve had plenty of success, and few scrapes with these work gloves.

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