DeKalb County did deliver the requested dumpster to the western entry of Mary Scott Nature Park in anticipation of the Friends work party. The first task of the volunteers was to load all the debris from the May workday into the dumpster. There were eight adults to help remove herbaceous and woody nonnative plants from the park. We pulled and cut privet, Chinese holly, Japanese holly, Japanese honeysuckle, acuba, cherry laurel, English ivy, Elaeagnus, Youngia japonica, crocosmia, chaff flower, dock, and Microstegium . Some of the wisteria that’s been sprayed was beginning to wilt.
The next scheduled workday will be Saturday, July 7, 2018, 10:00-12:00 pm when we plan to pull Microstegium, chaff flower, Vinca minor, and English ivy from along the paths.