Berkeley Lake Restoration Project
The City of Berkeley Lake owns three conservation areas. The largest tract is a 72 acre greenspace held in trust by the Georgia Piedmont Land Trust, and a one acre lot owned by the City. Many non-native, invasive plants are crowding the native plants. The goal is to remove the non-natives to allow natives to re-establish themselves and plant natives as needed to re-introduce lost species.
The 72 acre greenspace is a heavily wooded, mostly hardwood, area beside a major road. It has several steep ravines with small creeks at the bottom. Privet is growing in these moist areas. A group of residents cut the privet and painted with glyphosate. Next winter, may need some additional removal.
The one acre lot (Henderson Nature Sanctuary) is a highly visible area beside a heavily traveled residential road. Privet, Elaeagunus, English Ivy and other non-natives have been removed. More invasive plants need to be removed. The area is heavily wooded and has some nice natives. This area could be a lovely space and a real showcase for native plants. A Boy Scout will add trails and benches there this summer.
GNPS members have the opportunity to work in an area in Gwinnett County near Peachtree Corners. Workdays will be the fourth Wednesday of each month. We are located across from 156 Bayway Circle, Berkeley Lake, 30096
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Two participants met at the Henderson Nature Preserve Park at Berkley Lake to dig out Liriope and pull English ivy root sprouts. It was a cold morning. After weeding, we enjoyed hot lentil soup for lunch. The next scheduled workday will be Wednesday, February 24,...
Five participants met at the Henderson Nature Preserve Park at Berkley Lake to plant wildflowers and remove weeds. It was a sunny morning. Since the lake is full, the overflow pipe was sending water to turn the paddle wheel so we had the music of running water to...