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Trail Maintenance Day this Saturday at the Schrader Center

Like the outdoors? Want to spend some time pulling weeds? We’ve got the job for you!

Trail maintenance days will focus on the removal of invasive exotic species under the guidance of Schrader Center naturalists.  One of the major threats to a healthy ecosystem at Oglebay park is the invasion by non-native plants that were introduced for ornamental or horticultural purposes. In particular, this summer and fall the focus has been on controlling European Privet, a shrub that shades out native species and is given a competitive advantage because it is largely ignored by deer.

Volunteers should wear long sleeves, work pants and boots.  Work gloves will be provided, but volunteers may bring their own. Dates are set for Saturday, Nov 17,  Dec 1, and Dec 15 from 10am-12pm. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided. Call the Schrader Center at 304-242-6855 for more information.

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