Upcoming Event

Honeysuckle Removal with Dayton Hikers

22 Oct 2022
- 5 Nov 2022

When: October 22 and November 5th 9am-1pm

What: Volunteers are needed to help clear invasive vegetation from the path and surrounding area of a new section of the Spotted Turtle Trail. Get a free Spotted Turtle Trail water bottle for helping.

Please volunteer to help remove honeysuckle, autumn olive & Callery pear from the Spotted Turtle Trail and the Beaver Creek Wetlands. The invasive vegetation rapidly forms dense shrub layers and chokes out native species. Removing these invasive species helps native wetland plant species grow and thrive. A chipper will be on-site to grind up the nasty honeysuckle into small pieces.

We need helpers of all kinds! No experience or upper body strength is needed. You will be taught to identify honeysuckle and other invasive species. Come for all four hours or as long as your schedule allows.

There is something to do for everyone. We need your help to:

* Move the cut-down honeysuckle to the chipper location.

* Apply treatment to the stumps to prevent the honeysuckle from re-growing.

* Use loppers and hand saws to cut down honeysuckle and to cut large honeysuckle sections into moveable pieces.

* Use a chainsaw to cut down the largest honeysuckle plants.


Meet on the paved access trail to the Beaver Creek Wetlands between houses at 1371 Backridge Court and 1376 Backridge Court. Park on Backridge Court or Lincolnshire Drive. Do not block driveways or fire hydrants.


Everyone: Dress for the weather, wear sturdy footwear, and bring work gloves, water, and snacks. Brightly colored clothing is preferred. Safety glasses and hearing protection are always recommended.

Hand Tool Workers: Bring loppers and/or hand saws.

Chainsaw Workers: Bring your own chainsaw, gas, oil, or battery, and personal protective equipment (chaps, hard hat, hearing protection, eye protection).

A hard hat and safety glasses combo can be purchased for $10 at Home Depot or Lowes.



Please download, print, sign, and bring this waiver and volunteer agreement with you: https://daytonhikers.com/BCWA-Liability-Waiver.pdf

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