Free plant swap & park weeding opportunity

Join the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society for the following event on Thursday at the Sandy Creek Nature Center:

The Memorial Park Weed Warriors, an all-volunteer project, are tackling the severe exotic pest plant invasion at Memorial Park, Athens' only forested urban park. Linda Chafin, Conservation Botanist at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, in cooperation with Sue Wilde and Dorothy O'Niell, leaders of the Memorial Park forest
restoration project, will talk about the success of the project, including recruiting hundreds of volunteers from throughout Northeast Georgia, eradicating English ivy, Chinese privet, and bush honeysuckle from 3.5 acres, and planting more than 40 native plants purchased with the ORAS conservation grant.

Come before the meeting to enjoy our annual FREE PLANT SWAP! Bring your favorite native garden plants and exchange them with plants other people bring. Don't have anything to bring yourself? That's alright, come and see what we have!

The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 7:00 p.m. on
Thursday May 6 in
the ENSAT Building at Sandy Creek Nature Center. For additional information, contact President Vanessa Lane at president@oconeeriversaudubon.org or visit us at

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